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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

In response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other Black individuals, we have seen a call to end systemic racism, police brutality, and injustice. To explore philanthropy's role in fighting against racism and injustice, CNJG is sharing information about upcoming programs that we and our Philanthropy-Serving Organizations are presenting and other resources below. While some programs or resources have been organized in direct response to recent protests and calls for action, all are part of a longer conversation on racism in our country and within our sector. As CNJG weaves equity into all of our work, we look forward to continuing these conversations with you.

We realize this is not a comprehensive list, and we are posting items that CNJG staff sees, which is not nearly enough. We ask that our members, especially those who are black and brown, to help us find articles written by, resources created by, and programs led by people of color. Share those resources by emailing us. This page is just a part of our work in equity. We created this page as one starting point for New Jersey’s philanthropic community to engage in conversations, do background reading, attend programs, learn, and take action.

For those members interested in continuing the conversations, we invite you to join our Racial Equity listserve, by emailing Craig Weinrich. ON that listserve, members can share information, resources, and opportunities that are helpful to the funding community.


Visit these Websites

Fund the People Toolkit
Tips, resources, and a toolkit on “talent justice” in the nonprofit workforce.

Participatory Grantmaking
A curated list of resources and articles from Candid on the movement of participatory grantmaking that engages the community in the grantmaking process.

Putting Racism on the Table
This site created by the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers is the inspiration for CNJG’s Race, Racism and the Ramifications for Philanthropy Series.

Race to Lead Series
A site with reports and surveys on the racial leadership gap in the nonprofit sector.

Stanford Social Innovation Review
The Struggle to Overcome Racism, a list of resources to help leaders of social change and activists.

Trust-Based Philanthropy Project
A peer-to-peer learning and advocacy initiative to make philanthropy more based on trust.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources

Guiding a Giving Response to Anti-Black Injustice

This memo offers funders potential paths to invest in organizations and movements within the Black-led racial justice ecosystem. It provides principles for giving and highlights priority investment areas and example organizations within those areas.

Publication Date: 
August, 2020
Centering Equity in Intermediary Relationships: An Opportunity for Funders

This report explores the ways in which the ecosystem of funders and intermediaries can better support these groups—which we’re calling “constituent-led groups”—who do their work without formal 501c3 status and are often led by and supporting historically oppressed communities.

Publication Date: 
August, 2020
Resonance: A Framework for Philanthropic Transformation

Resonance: A Framework for Philanthropic Transformation is a guide to support you and your philanthropic organization in accelerating a Just Transition by reducing extractive practices and increasing regenerative practices.

Publication Date: 
July, 2020
​Dismantling Racism Works

The resources ​Dismantling Racism Works generated over their 12 years working with hundreds of activists, leaders, and community members  is now available as a web-based workbook and is offered as a resource to the community.

Publication Date: 
June, 2020
New Jersey Non-Profit Diversity Report

This study underscores the enormous challenges facing the non-profit community to overcome deep- seated inequities in leadership, recruitment and retention.

Publication Date: 
November, 2019
Racial Equity Tools

Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level.

Publication Date: 
July, 2019
Talent Justice Toolkit

This toolkit presents easy-to-use resources to help nonprofits and funders take action to advance talent justice. The tools can be used by both nonprofits and funders to increase their investments in talent justice at all stages of the nonprofit career lifecycle.

Publication Date: 
June, 2019
Equity Footprint Toolkit

Frontline Solutions released the Equity Footprint, a toolkit to help philanthropy assess the impact of a philanthropic organization on communities. The Equity Footprint framework report includes guiding questions in seven different domains to help leaders begin to assess their foundation’s footprint.

Publication Date: 
June, 2019
Grantmaking with a Racial Justice Lens: An Introduction

In the 12 years since the original Grantmaking with a Racial Equity Lens guide was published the country’s political, economic, and cultural landscapes have undergone multiple, dramatic changes.

 

Publication Date: 
May, 2019
Racial Equity & Impact Investing

A combination of curated, synthesized, and original content, this library of resources is intended to help foundations and investors at different stages of practice begin to explore the many ways they can grow and deepen their commitments to racial equity and impact investing. 

Publication Date: 
April, 2019
Clipped Wings: Closing the Wealth Gap for Millennial Women

Asset Funders Network’s latest report, in collaboration with the Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap (CWWG) and the Insight Center for Community Economic Development reveals the current economic reality for millennial women and the primary drivers contributing to their wealth inequities.

Publication Date: 
March, 2019
An Equity Profile of Orange County

Orange County Grantmakers, in partnership with the St. Joseph Health Community Partnership Fund, has released a new report providing an equity analysis of the Orange County region.

Publication Date: 
March, 2019
Foundation Landscapes: Racial Equity

The Foundation Center compiles Foundation Landscapes that combine multiple resources, including data visualization tools, original research, and more to illuminate critical issues in philanthropy. This page, focused on racial equity, includes a collection of research, upcoming trainings and webinars, news articles, and blog posts from experts in the field. 

Publication Date: 
December, 2018
Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations
Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations

Based on survey responses of 205 leaders of nonprofit organizations with annual expenses between $100,000 and $100 million, Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations provides a collection of data on topics such as how diversity relates to the work of nonprofits and what demographic information nonprofits and funders alike are collecting — and how that information is used. 

Publication Date: 
July, 2018