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EQUITY & SOCIAL JUSTICE

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FLGBTQI + ADAM Queer Youth Initiative: Reflections from the First Foundation Cohort

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01/01/2012
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.
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40 Years of LGBTQ Philanthropy: 1970-2010

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01/01/2012
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.
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State of the Work 2011: Mapping the Landscape and D5's Path Forward on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Philanthropy

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01/01/2011

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.

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The RBF Diversity Report

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01/01/2010
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.
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Reflecting on the Diversity in Philanthropy Project and What It Means for Future Efforts

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01/01/2010

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?

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Measuring Racial-Ethnic Diversity in California's Nonprofit Sector

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11/01/2009
To learn whether California's nonprofit organizations reflect the varying demographics throughout the state, researchers in the Urban Institute's Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy conducted a statewide, representative survey to assess the diversity of nonprofit boards, executive directors, and staff in California's nonprofit sector.
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Diversity Metrics Forum: Developing Standards for the Collection of Data on Diversity in Philanthropy

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09/01/2009
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.
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Grantmaking with a Racial Equity Lens: Using a Racial Equity Analysis

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01/01/2007
A focus on racial equity can increase your effectiveness at every stage of the grantmaking process. Blending experience and candid advice from grantmakers, 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.
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