Racial Equity

Racial Equity
Participants at our third Racial Equity Network meeting in Minneapolis.
Community foundations across the country are working to reduce racial inequities in their communities.

The importance of racial equity is becoming an increasing focus in the field of philanthropy, as documented in our Going All In research project. The ultimate goal of a racial equity practice is to eliminate the outcome disparities in society — many of which exist due to deep-rooted issues in our systems and institutions. 

To tackle these disparities, we must first understand why they exist in the first place. In the United States, many of the inequitable outcomes we see in communities across the country today are connected to race. 

Currently, we work with community foundations on racial equity issues through our Racial Equity Network, and previously supported Racial Equity Network alumni in their efforts to advance racial equity in the workplace.

We also partner with the Groundwater Institute to offer their racial equity training to community foundations engaging with us through our programs, including Racial Equity Network and the Executive Leadership Institute

Learn more about the Racial Equity Network by visiting the page below.

Racial Equity Network

The Racial Equity Network is comprised of community foundations working to institutionalize the capacities needed to advance racial equity in their organizations and in their communities.

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