Robert K. Ross, MD, President and CEO of The California Endowment (TCE) and D5 Co-Chair, describes how data collection enables his foundation to live its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, in a recent GlassPockets blog post. TCE’s Diversity Audits stand as a model to the field for tracking progress on a range of DEI indicators.
Don’t miss the op-ed by Kresge Foundation President and CEO Rip Rapson in which he calls his fellow environmental funders to task for perpetuating a “green ceiling” within the environmental movement—where people of color and other groups are under-represented among staff and boards of environmental organizations, and grassroots organizations are less likely to receive philanthropic dollars. […]
This 2015 report by the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance highlights promising practices for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in Indiana philanthropy. It includes examples of how foundations are incorporating DEI into their organizational cultures, engaging diverse populations, and working to make their communities more welcoming places. The report also presents data about who is governing […]
This piece by D5 Director Kelly Brown was originally published by Markets for Good on May 26, 2015. You can access the article here. As the director of an organization that works with foundations across the country, I get to see remarkable examples of foundations working together and learning from each other about how to be more effective. […]
D5 is working with partners to develop and pilot diversity data standards. Critical to this effort is building the field’s ability and willingness to collect and share demographic data about who works in and leads philanthropic institutions, and about who benefits from philanthropic investments. Here, we showcase three recent articles that make the case for […]