Best Practices - Diversity
Funders for LGBTQ Issues
This report marks another step in our continuing effort to advance work at the intersection of racial equity and LGBTQ justice by offering the stories of five foundations that have made an intentional commitment to do this work with their grantees.
This publication tracks the D5 Coalition’s progress, highlights exemplary efforts in the field
and identifies emerging lessons. It’s intended as a companion piece to State of the Work 2011, which
focused on baseline data about diversity in philanthropy.
FLGBTQI + ADAM Queer Youth Initiative: Reflections from the First Foundation Cohort
Funders for LGBTQ Issues
In 2007, the ADAM funding collaborative of Ralph Alpert, Mike Dively and Weston Milliken worked with Funders for LGBTQ Issues to launch a matching grants program designed to support and serve LGBTQ youth. Four years after the FLGBTQI + ADAM Queer Youth Initiative began, foundation staff in the first cohort were asked about their participation in this project and what it revealed about engaging youth, the value (monetary and otherwise) of matching programs for small grants, and the proven potential of these programs to create outsized returns on investment.
Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Between 1970 and 2010, 799 different institutional grantmakers invested more than $771 million in LGBTQ issues. As the increasing visibility of the LGBTQ community over the past decade would suggest, 86 percent of these dollars were awarded in the latter 10 years. This publication from Funders for LGBTQ Issues reflects on the progress made during the first 40 years of LGBTQ funding and to envision the opportunities for improving the lives of the entire LGBTQ community in the years ahead.
Foundation Funding for Hispanics/Latinos in the United States and for Latin America
Hispanics in Philanthropy and Foundation Center
This report, the product of a collaboration between the Foundation Center and Hispanics in Philanthropy, provides an in-depth analysis of foundation funding for Latino communities in the U.S. and for Latin America. Over the past decade, U.S. foundation support benefitting Hispanics and Latinos has held steady, comprising about one cent for every dollar of foundation funding, even as the Hispanic population in the U.S. has grown significantly over the same period.
State of the Work 2011: Mapping the Landscape and D5's Path Forward on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Philanthropy
This first report in an annual series is designed to guide the D5 coalition's work and illuminate where U.S. philanthropy as a whole is on a number of fronts related to diversity, equity and inclusion. It includes information about board and staff composition, diversity and inclusion policies and practices, educational programs and tools, grant sizes and recipients, research efforts and success stories.
The RBF Diversity ReportFoundation Leaders Divided on Legislation, Supportive of Field-Building Efforts
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
The RBD Diversity Report describes RBF's project to assess and improve diversity within its operations and grantmaking. It outlines diversity of and perceptions of diversity among board, staff, and grantees; planning and implementation; and the efforts of four working groups.
Since 2008, attempts have been made to pass state-wide legislation in California and Florida regarding the public disclosure of private foundation practices related to diversity; one succeeded and one failed.This report has documented the opinions of foundation executives about these legislative efforts. Based on survey responses from 73 members of the Center's Grantmaker Leadership Panel the report finds that, on balance, these individuals tend to have unfavorable opinions of both initiatives.
Diversity Metrics Forum: Developing Standards for the Collection of Data on Diversity in Philanthropy
This report summarizes the discussions that took place at the Diversity Metrics Forum, which brought together 47 foundation leaders, researchers and representatives of philanthropic infrastructure organizations to discuss strategies for systematically collecting data on diversity in philanthropy.
Reflecting on the Diversity in Philanthropy Project and What It Means for Future Efforts
Diversity in Philanthropy Project
This final report from the Diversity in Philanthropy Project reflects on the efforts of a three-year campaign around diversity and inclusion in the philanthropic profession and society. What worked and what did not? What are the implications for future diversity efforts?
Grantmaking with a Racial Equity Lens: Using a Racial Equity Analysis
GrantCraft and the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity
This guide explores how a racial equity lens can help you scan your field or community, cultivate new leaders, encourage creative approaches, get people talking, and nourish change inside your own foundation. The guide blends experience and candid advice from grantmakers.
Community Action Plan on Philanthropy: Addressing the Needs of Diverse and Grassroots Nonprofit Organizations in California
The Community Action Plan summarizes feedback from 300 community leaders in convenings held across California on issues related to philanthropic support for minority nonprofits. This report contains five sections including guiding principles relating to equity in philanthropy, capacity building needs of nonprofits, issues related to core operating support, capacity building needs of foundations and a summary of specific recommendations for foundations to consider.
Achieving Diversity at Nonprofit Organizations
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
This collection includes a variety of diversity- related resources, with subjects including the diversity of the chief executives who run large nonprofit organizations, obstacles working-class people face in advancing up the nonprofit career ladder, the challenges of recruiting male volunteers and lessons learned as charities seek to make their organizations more diverse and inclusive.
Building Diversity: A Survey of California Foundation Demographics, Policies and Practices
Embracing Diversity: Foundation Giving Benefiting California’s Communities of Color
Measuring Racial-Ethnic Diversity in California's Nonprofit Sector
The Urban Institute