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Opportunities for Action

Are you looking to increase the philanthropic resources going to diverse communities? Forming a giving circle is one way to Take Action. Giving circles help to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in philanthropy by nurturing the next generation of diverse donors. Giving circles can be hosted or sponsored by any number of vehicles: community foundations, […]

JAG and Affinity Group Events for April and May

The months of April and May will be busy for Joint Affinity Groups and each of its partners, filled with conferences and meetings aligned with D5 Coalition’s priorities of diversity, equity and inclusion. Please read on for more information about these exciting events and how you can be part of the conversation!

Advancing the Mission Toolkit: Tools for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

This 2009 toolkit by the Annie E. Casey Foundation is a collection of tools based on the creation of an internal affinity group named RESPECT. Originally created as an informal place for staff concerned with racial equity to exchange ideas it has evolved to become an integral part of the Foundation’s work in underserved communities. […]

LGBTQ Funding and Racial Equity Funding: Can We Talk?

This 2008 article written by Karen Zelermyer, for the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity makes the case for diversity-related data collection on grantmaking as a means toward redressing inequities in philanthropy.  

Diversity & Inclusive Practices

The Council on Foundations website provides resources regarding diversity and inclusion within philanthropic and nonprofit organizations. COF has made a commitment to promote diversity and inclusion within the organization and to encourage other organizations to incorporate similar policies and practices.