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Racial Equity

Guide your philanthropy clients through the complexities of their work in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) with our DEI Toolkit for Consultants to Grantmakers.

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.

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. 

Audience: All Funders
Insight, Impact, and Equity: Collecting Demographic Data

There is great interest among grantmakers in demographic data, but no consensus or shared purpose yet on what data should be collected and how it should be used. This preliminary research on demographic data collection serves to create a baseline understanding of where the field is in demographic data collection that covers both the process of data collection and current use of demographic data.

Audience: All Funders
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. 

Audience: All Funders
AWAKE to WOKE to WORK: Building a Race Equity Culture

Achieving race equity — the condition where one’s racial identity has no influence on how one fares in society — is a fundamental element of social change across every issue area in the social sector. In a sector focused on improving social outcomes across a wide range of issues, we need only look within our own organizations to understand why we have not yet achieved the depth of change we seek.

Audience: All Funders
Release Date: June 4, 2021

TD Bank has announced the launch of a $100 million equity fund to support minority-owned small businesses.

News Type: News
Audience: All Funders
Release Date: May 28, 2021

NJ FAM Fund gets ‘substantial’ funding commitment from Bank of America.

News Type: News
Audience: All Funders
Release Date: May 12, 2021

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has reaffirmed its commitment to impact investing through a $200 million allocation for social investments.

News Type: News
Topic: Grantmaking
Release Date: April 13, 2021

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Board of Trustees met virtually this March and approved more than $2.8 million in grants toward an equitable and just New Jersey.

News Type: News

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