Philanthropy Ohio provides the network, tools and knowledge to help people engaged in philanthropy become more effective, powerful change agents in their communities. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are among Philanthropy Ohio’s core values. We believe that greater diversity, equity and inclusion is a matter of fairness and effectiveness in our profession. To have real impact in a diverse and complex world, organized philanthropy must effectively include these voices and draw upon them to intentionally engage issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in an authentic way. We encourage all foundation leaders to sustain leadership commitment, authorization, learning and outreach and strategically and intentionally advance diversity, equity and inclusion in our organizations and grantmaking.
Contact Deborah Aubert Thomas to learn more about this initiative.
From grief to hope, our commitment to racial equity – President & CEO Deborah Aubert Thomas’ message on advancing equity
Philanthropy Ohio Racial Equity Capacity Assessment
Learn about and sign up for a new racial equity assessment, which is complimentary for members, by April 23. The assessment will evaluate your internal racial equity practices, policies and culture as well as external practices related to grantmaking, convening and nonprofit partners. You will gain valuable insight and benchmark your organization against your peers when you complete the assessment.
Member Statements on Racial Equity
- Community Foundation for Lorain County made a statement on racism, inequality and segregation.
- Nord Family Foundation made a statement on racial injustice.
- Social Venture Partners Cleveland wrote a statement to the community and has an equity resource page.
- FEG shared their efforts towards change.
- HealthPath shared their commitment to equity and a page of resources
- bi3 shared their statement, which addresses health equity.
- Greater Cincinnati Foundation developed a webpage of racial equity resources and formed the Fund for Racial Justice.
- The George Gund Foundation shared their “What We Believe” statement.
- Morgan Family Foundation detailed their focus on addressing systemic inequities.
- New Albany Community Foundation reaffirmed their commitment to end racism and promote social justice and equality.
- Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland shared their commitment to justice.
- United Way of Greater Cincinnati detailed their commitment to eliminating inequity and injustice.
- Woodruff Foundation stated their commitment to anti-racism.
- Continuum on Becoming An Anti-Racist Multicultural Organization
- The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture in Organizations
- Navigating Uncertainty and Unrest in 2020
- Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay — Chances Are They’re Not
- Six Actions for Anti-Racist White People
- Dear White People: Use Your Words. Use Your Actions. Use Your Power.
- What can I do in the face of systemic racism and white supremacy?
- Okay, white people, here’s what you can do now
- Race, Equity, and Unavoidable Challenges for Philanthropy
- A new study, Giving Black Cincinnati, highlights the perspectives of black donors as well as their significant giving.
- Philanthropy Initiative for Racial Equality
- Understanding and responding to the needs of Ohio's local LGBTQ communities post Orlando
- D5 State of the Work 2015 Report
- D5 Partner Organizations