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Topic: “Equity”

How Lean Funders Incorporate Racial Equity Into Their Work

Exponent Philanthropy recently launched, Mind the Gap: Exploring the Role of Diversity and Racial Equity in Leanly Staffed Foundations. To develop this publication, we talked with members about how their foundations incorporate racial equity into their work. We learned a lot from these one-on-one conversations. And hearing members talk to each other about racial equity... Read More

Identifying Unmet Needs in Black-Led Organizations and Black Communities

As program officer at the POISE Foundation, Traci Johnson helps Black-led, Black-serving organizations bring change to their communities. During the pandemic, Traci recognized Black-led organizations and communities were far more impacted. She wanted to alleviate burdens on grantees, and speed up the time it took to get resources into the hands of organizations serving on... Read More

Infusing New Perspectives Into Philanthropy

As vice president, professional learning & family philanthropy, Kameron Green is a leader in developing and implementing professional learning and programs for Southern California Grantmakers. Kameron innovated SCG’s programming to include a whole person model, acknowledging that we are whole people with brains, hearts, bodies, and lived experiences, working to bring about a just and... Read More

Making Your Board More Equitable Requires an Intentional Transformation

The National Recreation Foundation (NRF), with roots going back to 1919, supports youth development through recreation. It believes all young people should have the opportunity to have positive recreational experiences, regardless of their geographic, social or economic status. When these experiences are accessible to everyone, everywhere, they build strong kids and communities. Historically, the NRF... Read More

Foundation’s DEI Progress Reflects Its Place-Based Grantmaking

This post originally appeared as a GMA Foundations case study. The Theodore Edson Parker Foundation has a history of prioritizing its commitment to underserved groups in Lowell, Massachusetts, the city in which the foundation was established in 1944. But in order to really effect change and to more closely reflect an evolving and increasingly diverse... Read More