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
- PolicyLink’s All-In Cities Tool Kit provides clear, concise policy information and real-world examples of equitable growth strategies that city leaders can leverage to promote racial economic inclusion and equitable growth.
- The National Equity Atlas, produced by PolicyLink and the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, is a first-of-its-kind data and policy tool for the community leaders and policymakers who are working to build a new economy that is equitable, resilient, and prosperous.
- Project Implicit offers 10-minute on-line implicit bias tests that help raise awareness while also gathering essential research data.
- The Consumer Health Foundation has developed a list of Racial Equity Consultants.
- Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide: 7 Steps to Advance and Embed Race Equity and Inclusion Within Your Organization – developed by The Annie E. Casey Foundation in 2015.
- In 2010, W.K. Kellogg launched America Healing. The Racial Equity Resource Guide developed out of that project to help organizations access a wide variety of resources as they work towards racial equity in their communities.
- The Government Alliance on Race & Equity developed the Racial Equity Toolkit: An Opportunity to Operationalize Equity in 2015 to provide tools to integrate race into local government decisions, including policies, programs, and budgets.
- 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
- The Curb-Cut Effect – Angela Glover Blackwell, Winter 2017, Stanford Social Innovation Review
- Bridging the Racial Generation Gap Is Key to America’s Economic Future – Manuel Pastor, Justin Scoggins, and Sarah Treuhaft, September 2017, PolicyLink and The University of Southern California (USC) Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
- Philanthropy vs. Racism: Inside Kellogg’s Quest for “Healing and Transformation” – Philip Rojc, August 2017, Inside Philanthropy
- Operationalizing Equity: Putting the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Racial and Ethnic Equity and Inclusion Framework Into Action – July 27, 2017, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
- Bolder Grantmaking: Integrating Racial Equity Impact Assessments in Requests for Proposals – Yanique Redwood, July 6, 2017, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy Blog
- How to Get Real About Racism in Philanthropy – Allison Brown, June 8, 2017, Community Wealth Partners
- Sit in It: Philanthropy Must Embrace Discomfort and Rapid Change on the Road to Achieving Equity – Edgar Villanueva, April 20, 2017, Huffington Post
- Considering Culture: Building the Best Evidence-Based Practices for Children of Color – Race for Results Case Study, April 25, 2017, The Annie E. Casey Foundation.
- In April 2017, the Schott Foundation presented Racism in Philanthropy: Effective Practices for Grantmakers, a webinar featuring Chris Cardona, Ford Foundation; Carly Hare, Change Philanthropy; and Michael McAfee, PolicyLink
- Beware of the Racial Equity Bandwagon – Yanique Redwood, February 9, 2017, Consumer Health Foundation Blog
- The Case for Funding Black-Led Social Change – Susan Taylor Batten and Nat Chioke Williams, PhD, February 2017, The Black Social Change Funders
- Opinion: We Need New Approaches to Eliminate Inequity – Yanique Redwood and Nicky Goren, December 12, 2016, Chronicle of Philanthropy
- The Road to Achieving Equity: Findings and Lessons from a Field Scan of Foundations That Are Embracing Equity as a Primary Focus – Kris Putnam-Walkerly, MSW and Elizabeth Russell, September 2016
- The Road to Achieving Equity: 12 Findings from a Field Scan of Foundations That Are Embracing Equity – Kris Putnam-Walkerly, MSW and Elizabeth Russell, August 2016
- Final State of the Work report, April 2016, D5 Coalition
- By The Numbers: Using Disaggregated Data to Inform Polices, Practices and Decision-making – Race for Results Case Study, March 2016, The Annie E. Casey Foundation.
- It’s Time to Talk: How to Start Conversations About Racial Inequities – Race for Results Case Study, September 2015, The Annie E. Casey Foundation.
- Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children – March 2014, The Annie E. Casey Foundation (an updated Race for Results report will be released October 23, 2017)
- The Foundation Review’s April 2014 issue featured research and opinions on philanthropy and race equity.
- Integrating Racial Equity in Foundation Governance, Operations, and Program Strategy– Yanique Redwood and Christopher J. King, 2014, The Foundation Review, Volume 6, Issue 1: Racial Equity, Article 5
- Telling Our Own Story: The Role of Narrative in Racial Healing – Rachel D. Godsil & Brianna Goodale, June 2013, American Healing (W.K. Kellogg Foundation)
- Making Contact is a podcast featuring “radio stories and voices to take action”. In this May 2013 episode, Dr. Shakti Butler of World Trust discusses how we talk about racial inequality and why that needs to change now.
- Glossary for Understanding and Dismantling Structural Racism/Promoting Racial Equity Analysis – developed by The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change
Racial Equity and Fiscal Policy
- Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility Policy Reforms –The Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility, co-chaired by Prosperity Now (formerly CFED) and PolicyLink, convenes racial justice advocates, asset-building advocates, tax reform experts, and researchers to identify near- and longer-term policy priorities to expand savings and investment opportunities for lower-income households through reform of the U.S. tax code.
- How Tax Reform Can Raise Working-Class Incomes – Chuck Marr, Brandon Debot, & Emily Horton, September 13, 2017, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- Census Data Show How Budget Proposals Put Economic Security of American Families at Risk – Katherine Gallagher Robbins & Rachel West, September 12, 2017, Center for American Progress
- House GOP Budget Cuts Programs Aiding Low- and Moderate-Income People by $2.9 Trillion Over Decade – Isaac Shapiro, Richard Kogan, & Chloe Cho, September 5, 2017, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- Beyond Charlottesville: Racial Injustice Lives in Our Policies and Institutions – Gavin Kearney & Kimberly Merchant, August 31, 2017, The Shriver Brief
- Crafting an Economic Agenda for Black Lives – Alexis Stephens, August 25, 2017, PolicyLink Blog
- Economic Security Programs Help Low-Income Children Succeed Over Long Term, Many Studies Find – Arloc Sherman & Tazra Mitchell, July 17, 2017, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- Voters Support Bold Economic Agenda – July 14, 2017, Demos
- What Will Trump Do to American Workers? – Paul Krugman, August 21, 2017, The New York Times Opinion column
- Budget Time – Planet Money Podcast July 7, 2017
- The Trump Budget’s Massive Cuts to State and Local Services and Programs – Iris J. Lav & Michael Leachman, June 13, 2017, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- Few Americans Support Cuts to Most Government Programs, Including Medicaid – John Gramlich, May 26, 2017, Pew Research Center Fact Tank blog
- Trump’s Budget Should Enrage Everyone – May 24, 2017, PolicyLink blog
- Racial Equality Under Trump – Matthew Colangelo, March 22, 2017, Democracy Journal
- Ending the Debt Trap: Strategies to Stop the Abuse of Court-Imposed Fines and Fees – Alexandra Bastien, March 2017, PolicyLink
- Building an Equitable Tax Code: A Primer for Advocates – Lewis Brown Jr. and Heather McCulloch, 2017, PolicyLink