Forum President & CEO David Biemesderfer shares a reflection about recent acts of white supremacy that has led to the death of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and more.
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.
Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Center for Effective Philanthropy, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, Funders Together to End Homelessness, Grantmakers in the Arts, Grantmakers in Health, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, Philanthropy Ohio, and Technology Association of Grantmakers.
Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, Center for Effective Philanthropy, Council on Foundations, Media Impact Funders, PEAK Grantmaking, and Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity.
Last month GIA launched a podcast series where it will discuss racial justice and racial equity with funders, lawyers, artists, arts administrators and other key players in the funding ecosystem speaking about mentorship, immigration, criminal justice, radical imaginaries and other topics to get a deeper understanding of how we can all be agents of change.
Northern California Grantmakers’ inaugural Rising Leaders Cohort launched in late January. Forum member Neighborhood Funders Group Communications Manager Shannon Lin is one of the 20 participants in the cohort.
The Council on Foundations announced the 24 participants selected for the 2020 Career Pathways cohort, a leadership development program designed to increase the number of diverse candidates in the philanthropic leadership pipeline.
We are proud to announce the 2020 Forum Racial Equity Mini-Grant Recipients. Each of these projects represent dynamic approaches to engaging in racial equity work that will catalyze ongoing learning for PSOs both internally and externally.
The San Diego Foundation and the San Diego Grantmakers' Social Equity Collaborative Fund are partnering to offer up to $300,000 in grant funding for nonprofit programs that advance racial and climate justice in San Diego County.
In a recent survey, Technology Association Grantmakers found that despite all the buzz in philanthropy around diversity, equity, and inclusion, these conversations and related training have not made their way into teams where IT and data staff work inside foundations.
At its recent 50th Annual Meeting, Forum member Southeastern Council of Foundations (SECF) launched its Equity Framework detailing its commitment to equity in the Southeast.