With the 2020 presidential election now behind us, United Philanthropy Forum and many of our members have released a joint statement urging philanthropy to help address the serious threats to our democracy that have been exposed during this election season.
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 ABFE, Asset Funders Network, Candid, Center for Effective Philanthropy, CHANGE Philanthropy, Exponent Philanthropy, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Grantmakers in Aging, Grantmakers for Education, Grantmakers In Health, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Human Rights Funders Network, Independent Sector, Media Impact Funders, Mission Investors Exchange, Orange County Grantmakers and Technology Association Grantmakers.
Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Alliance Magazine, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, CFLeads, Commonfund, Council on Foundations, Dalberg, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, Filantropía Puerto Rico, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, Funders Concerned About AIDS, Grantmakers In Health, Leap Ambassadors Community, National Center for Family Philanthropy, Philanthropy California and Women's Philanthropy Institute.
Forum President & CEO David Biemesderfer shares reflections on some key findings from the 2020 Compensations & Benefits for Philanthropy-Serving Organizations report.
The Momentum Fund has announced it has awarded $8.5 million in grants to 129 501(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 ABFE, The Bridgespan Group, Candid, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, CHANGE Philanthropy, Commonfund, Council on Foundations, Funders Concerned About AIDS, Maine Philanthropy Center, National Center for Family Philanthropy, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and Technology Association of Grantmakers.
Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, Candid, CHANGE Philanthropy, Council on Foundations, Exponent Philanthropy, Grantmakers in the Arts, Human Rights Funders Network, Monitor Institute by Deloitte, Peace and Security Funders Group, PEAK Grantmaking, Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement and Technology Association of Grantmakers.
The following is a compilation of statements from Council on Foundations, Independent Sector, Philanthropy Roundtable, and United Philanthropy Forum paying tribute to the late Congressman John R. Lewis (D-GA).
In a guest post, Alice Y. Hom, Director of Equity and Social Justice at Northern California Grantmakers, reflects on the session Taking Action on Anti-Black Racism: A Call for Philanthropy and the importance of philanthropy be involved for the long haul.