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Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The Forum has a strategic focus on advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion in philanthropy by leveraging the power of our expanding nationwide network of regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs). 

We provide programming on racial equity, diversity and inclusion for people working at PSOs through our annual conference, webinars and in other ways. We are also focused on helping PSOs provide funders with effective resources, programming and strategies to advance racial equity, diversity and inclusion in philanthropy, guided by a new Racial Equity Working Group.

The Forum was a partner in the D5 coalition, a five-year effort organized by a coalition of foundations and associations to galvanize philanthropy’s work on diversity, equity and inclusion. D5 sought to leverage the collective knowledge, experience, and action of more than 17 organizations, representing thousands of foundations. 

Event

Program Peer Community: October 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Webinar

Traci Slater-Rigaud, Senior Manager of Membership Engagement at the Forum will join us to give updates on items from the Forums Racial Equity Committee and consultants and the work that the Forum is currently leaning into. Dr. David Maurrasse, Founder and President of Marga Incorporated will lead a discussion on topics around navigating changing organizational cultures as we are all tackling internal and external work related to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

News

Call for Applications: United Philanthropy Forum Racial Equity Mini-Grants

Release Date: 
10/09/2019

To help PSOs overcome financial barriers to engaging in racial equity work, the Forum is offering mini-grant opportunities for our members, thanks to support from Borealis Philanthropy’s Racial Equity in Philanthropy Fund. This mini-grant program will provide Forum members with small grants, up to $5,500, to cover all or part of the costs of a trainer, facilitator, or speaker (or related program expenses) to engage with staff, board, and/or members on an aspect of advancing racial equity.

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New Releases Roundup: August 2019

Release Date: 
09/02/2019

Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Asset Funders Network, B Lab, Candid, CF Insights, Confluence Philanthropy, Fidelity CharitableGrantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, PEAK Grantmaking, and Technology Affinity Group.

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Inequities in Charitable Giving Continue to Grow, Fueled by 2017 Tax Law

Dave Biemesderfer presenting
Release Date: 
06/26/2019

Data continues to come in to confirm a disturbing trend in our country: growing inequities in who is giving to charity and who is benefiting from it. This comes amid a backdrop of an overall decline in charitable giving, fueled by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed by Congress

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New Releases Roundup: May 2019

Release Date: 
06/03/2019

Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Africa Grantmakers' Affinity Group, Candid, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Fund for Shared Insight, Maine Philanthropy Center, Media Impact Funders, Peace and Security Funders Group, Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement, Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity, Race to Lead, The Foundation Review, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

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