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.
Despite a field replete with research, analysis, recommended policies and practices — not to mention an abundance of educational programs and frameworks for grantmaking to diverse communities — philanthropic leaders have been slow to advance these values in their foundations. Philanthropy Northwest (PNW) wondered: what is getting in the way? Why are good intentions, buttressed with theory and practical advice, not achieving better results on measures of diversity, equity and inclusion?
With the support of the D5 Coalition, PNW began a year-long study to explore these questions. The ...
This page is a list of Forum members who issued statements condemning the violent siege in Washington, DC on Wednesday, January 6 and additional resources to provide guidance for creating a statement.
United Philanthropy Forum has issued a statement, signed on by a number of our members, to firmly reject the attacks on our democracy on January 6 and confirm our commitment to strengthen our country for the betterment of all people.
We strongly condemn the actions of the terrorists and white supremacists who committed acts of sedition by brazenly attacking the seat of American government and democracy, the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Alliance Magazine, Asset Funders Network, Center for Effective Philanthropy, Council of Michigan Foundations, Exponent Philanthropy, Funders Concerned About AIDS, Gateway Center for Giving, Grantmakers for Education, Minnesota Council on Foundations, Native Americans in Philanthropy, Philanthropy Massachusetts and Philanthropy Northwest.
The Momentum Fund announced today that it has awarded a second round of grants totaling $605,000 to ten 501(c)(3) organizations around the country managing COVID-19 relief funds that provide grants and other forms of direct support to community-run organizations working with communities of color, historically marginalized populations, and other groups being disproportionately impacted by the pandemic that continues to ravage these communities.
Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Asset Funders Network, Candid, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Center for Effective Philanthropy, CHANGE Philanthropy, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, Grantmakers in Aging, Grantmakers in Arts, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers, PEAK Grantmaking, Philanthropy Ohio, Philanthropy Roundtable, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders and Wisconsin Philanthropy Network.