As communities worldwide are becoming more diverse, they are increasingly tackling the realities of systemic inequity. Philanthropy too must acknowledge its place in the context of transformative demographic changes. Addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has been an ongoing challenge within philanthropy, and while there has been progress, it requires continual work. This GrantCraft leadership series paper by Barbara Chow dives into those challenges and opportunities to explore how DEI can become more integrated into grantmaking practices and broader foundation ethos.
This paper aims to inspire new ideas and thinking by foundations about how DEI can become more integrated in grantmaking practices and a broader foundation ethos. The author hopes the examples and observations shared here push your thinking and inspire conversation within your organization and among peers that can move from buzzwordy theory to concrete action. The discussion questions at the end are a way to reflect on the text and find relevance and linkages to your own strategies.
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