Tools and Resources
Tags: action : data : human resources : policies and practices : Rockefeller Foundation
Tags: data : population-focused funds
by: Mae Hong, Director, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ Chicago Office
Population-Focused Funds (PFFs) are a vital part of the philanthropic sector. Since the 1970s, PFFs have been a powerful and growing force for social change. They are giving vehicles established by and for members of racial, ethnic, tribal, gender, sexual-orientation, and other identity-based groups to address critical issues within those communities. As they’ve grown in number and impact, it’s helpful for them—and others in the philanthropic community who seek to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion—to be able to connect with and learn more about this important network.
As director of the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ Chicago Office and a member of D5’s Leadership Team, I’ve learned how important it is to ensure that diverse communities have a voice among philanthropic leadership. PFFs give those communities a voice and address their own needs directly. We have the potential to increase our impact even further by sharing information and building relationships with PFFs to advance our work. More »
On May 22, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) released the latest fact sheets in their The Philanthropic Landscape series. NCRP released four factsheets: The State of Giving to Underserved Communities 2011, The State of Social Justice Philanthropy 2011, The State of General Operating Support 2011, The State of Multi-Year Funding 2011. These fact sheets highlight important data from a study on 1,121 grantmaking organizations’ giving trends in 2011. They show very encouraging progress in the grantmakers’ efforts to be more impactful in their giving, and we are hopeful that these trends will continue in the future.
Some good news:
- Foundation grant dollars intended to benefit marginalized communities is up slightly to 42 percent, an increase from the 40 percent average from 2008–2010. Meanwhile, one in five grantmakers was giving 50 percent or more for marginalized communities in 2011, compared to only one in eight from 2004–2006.
- The reported share of foundation dollars classified as providing funding for operating support increased from 16 percent in 2008–2010 to 24 percent in 2011 More »
Tags: action : D5 Coalition : data : funding : leaders
The third in a series, D5′s State of the Work 2013 features lessons learned from executives of the American Express Foundation, the Baltimore Community Foundation, Access Strategies Fund, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, Capek Consulting, Russell Family Foundation and FSG. The report draws on the successes and challenges of philanthropic leaders to create a more diverse sector in 2012—and offers actions to inspire leaders to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in 2013.
Tags: action : Council of Michigan Foundations : data : leaders : policies and practices : regional studies : research