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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. 

Knowledgebase

Vision and Voice: The Role of Leadership and Dialogue in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Publication date: 
04/2014

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 ...

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Peer Action Learning Network for Diversity and Inclusion

Publication date: 
10/2013
This report and the accompanying case studies share the experiences of a group of “early adopters” from within the Council of Michigan Foundation’s membership—Michigan foundations that have been deeply involved in efforts to transform their organizations’ internal cultures, policies, and practices, as well as their engagement with community stakeholders and partners. These leaders in advancing diversity and inclusion within the philanthropic sector all participated in Transforming Michigan Philanthropy through Diversity and Inclusion’s Diversity and Inclusion Peer Action Learning Network.
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A Growing Tradition? Examining the African American Family Foundation

Publication date: 
09/2010
African American family foundations have grown in number and in popularity, at least in part due to the fact that African Americans expressly prefer giving to organizations that are close to them and that aid their community.
News

New Releases Roundup: December 2020

Release Date: 
01/12/2021

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.

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Momentum Fund Announces Second Round of Capacity Support for Organizations Managing COVID-19 Relief Funds Serving Systematically Under-Resourced BIPOC Communities

Release Date: 
12/02/2020

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. 

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New Releases Roundup: November 2020

Release Date: 
12/01/2020

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.

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