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National Research, Sample Diversity Policies, Toolkits


  • State of the Work 2013: Inspiration and Ideas for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthrop
    D5¡äs 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 ¡ª and offers actions to inspire leaders to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in 2013.
  • State of the Work 2012: The Road to Greater Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthropy
    D5's 2012 State of the Work Report highlights the efforts of leaders in philanthropy over the past year who have worked to recruit new foundation leadership who more closely reflect U.S. demographic trends, increase funding within diverse communities, and become more transparent about data collection on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives within the sector.
  • Foundation Funding for Hispanics/Latinos in the United States and for Latin America
  • "Race Matters" Toolkit
    A practical toolkit from the Annie E. Casey Foundation for decision makers, advocates, and elected offiials to improve outcomes for underserved communities.
  • 10 Ways for Family Foundations to Consider Diversity and Inclusive Practices
    A guide from the Council on Foundations for family foundations seeking to incorporate more diverse and inclusive practices in order to advance their missions.
  • Foundation Diversity: Policy and Practices Toolkit
    A toolkit from the California Endowment divided into five categories: 1) policy statements, 2) governance and workforce, 3) grantmaking, 4) contracting with vendors and consultants, and 5) investments.
  • Common Vision
    Common Vision was a multi-year initiative that convened a variety of national philanthropic partners, experts in various fields, and dedicated grantmakers in two regions of the country -- New England and the Midwest -- who shared an interest in creating healthy communities with widespread equity.
  • The Racial Equity Campaign
    The Racial Equity Campaign will work with grantmakers of all types to support the leadership of LGBTQ people of color and their organizations, strengthen their movements, and create healthy grantmaking institutions that embody fairness and inclusiveness.