Philanthropy, Racial Equity and Fiscal Policy 

October 10, 2017 
Washington, DC



See below a list of related resources to help acquaint you with the issues that our meeting sessions and speakers will address.

Racial Equity Initiatives

  • ABFE’s Responsive Philanthropy in Black Communities (RPBC) racial equity framework and agenda for change utilizes a set of tools and resources to specifically address the role of philanthropy in supporting Black communities, and to provide expert and strategic counsel to help advance this agenda.
  • All-In Cities, an initiative of PolicyLink, accelerates the work of government leaders and community advocates to advance racial economic inclusion and equitable growth by equipping city officials, community advocates, and civic leaders with policy ideas, data, and strategy support to build equitable, thriving cities for all.
  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Racial and Ethnic Equity and Inclusion portfolio equips the philanthropic sector with tools and resources to advance equitable opportunities for all children, families and communities, regardless of their skin color or community of residence.
  • The Center for Popular Democracy’s Racial Justice Campaign works in collaboration and solidarity with our partners and allies across the country for an end to discriminatory and oppressive policies that marginalize Black people and other communities of color.
  • CHANGE Philanthropy and its partners are organizing philanthropic institutions from across the country to commit to advancing philanthropic equity by investing more social and financial resources to improve access, power, and outcomes for all communities.  They recently launched the #unite4equity campaign.
  • The Consumer Health Foundation has an explicit commitment to racial equity and is deepening its commitment in more visible ways in their grantmaking and capacity building programs, strategic communication and narrative change and partnerships.
  • The D5 Coalition is a five-year coalition (started in 2010) to advance philanthropy’s diversity, equity, and inclusion and has a rich library of resources.
  • Equitable Evaluation is a team of evaluators and funders working to design evaluation practices that promote equity.
  • The Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE) is a group of grantmakers seeking to change structural racism by convening and sharing information with each other.  The Racial Equity for Economic Security (RE4ES) in the South project was launched in 2016 by PRE and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation with the goal of changing economic security policies in the South using a racial equity lens.
  • In 2016, the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG) developed Putting Racism on the Table, a series of lectures, videos, opinion pieces, and podcasts for grantmakers to engage in conversations about systemic racism and the role they play in addressing it. In 2017 WRAG launched the Racial Equity Working Group which focuses on envisioning a racially equitable region, engaging the community, and changing systems and policies.
  • The Weissberg Foundation recently embarked on a strategic planning process to focus their strategies around racial and social justice. Their blog includes pieces on articulating values, getting feedback from grantees, and analyzing their own processes and culture.
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation initiative is based on 10 years of racial healing and engagement grantmaking.

Racial Equity Tools and Guides

  • The Sacred Conversations on Race (+Action) Facilitators' Guidebook is a resource congregations and other institutional members can use to ground their work in a more sophisticated understanding of race and an approach to structural racism. This guidebook was developed in May 2015 by Gamaliel affiliate, St. Louis Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU), as part of their response to crisis after police killed Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014.

Racial Equity Resources

Racial Equity and Fiscal Policy