For grant makers and foundation leaders, using a racial equity lens means paying attention to race and ethnicity in analyzing problems, looking for solutions and defining success. A focus on racial equity can increase funders' effectiveness at every stage of the grant making process. This guide explores how a racial equity lens can help develop new leaders, encourage innovative approaches, get people talking and inspire change inside foundations.

May 30, 2007

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Components of a racial equity lens.

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    How to collect diversity data.

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    Protocols for discussing diversity with grantees.

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    Questions to ask inside your foundation relevant to racial equity.

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    Tools for implementing a racial equity lens.

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    Reflections from grant makers who have championed racial equity within their foundations.

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    Racial equity resources.

Key Takeaway

The Reality of Racial Equity for Grant Makers

Working from a perspective of racial equity focuses the attention of grant makers on how race and ethnicity affect their programming, influence their credibility and shape their influence as community leaders. Using a racial equity lens can also help grant makers work toward improving racial diversity and reducing racial inequities – inside their foundations, and among their grantees.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations