Propelling grantmakers’ JEDI priorities to action

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) have become pressing priorities for foundations in Canada. How do you start? How do you move from general commitment to action? PFC facilitates this community for foundations, comprised of leaders from across Canada that want to bring JEDI to life throughout their organization – from governance to grantmaking.

Resources

J.E.D.I. Collaborative

Equity, Inclusion & Diversity

  • Critical Issues Forum: Moving Forward on Racial Justice Philanthropy
    Summary

    In this edition of the Critical Issues Forum journal, the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE) presents reflections of activists and funders on a range of racial justice issues, taking lessons from the past two decades and identifying solutions for the future. Topics include funding at the intersection of race and gender, the leadership of people of color in transforming structural racism in the media, and case studies in how foundations are addressing the root causes of racism and disparities through grantmaking.

  • How to Talk About Pronouns at Work: A Visual Guide
    Summary

    Pronouns are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to including people of all genders in your organization, but they make a whole lot of difference. This is an easy-to-understand visual guide. The examples focus on one set of pronouns–they/them–but the takeaways are useful for any pronouns.

  • Anti-Black racism and Black communities
    Summary

    BLM resources in French.

  • Diversity in Action: A BoardSource Toolkit
    Summary

    This resource will help you guide your client’s board to increase its diversity and adopt inclusive policies and practices. It provides case studies, sample policies and other materials that will create the culture needed to sustain the organization’s long-term commitment to DEI

  • Diversity & Inclusion in the Foundation Boardroom: Voices of Diverse Trustees
    Summary

    This report harnesses the experiences of diverse individuals who served on boards to provide insight and knowledge on how to implement DEI within governance structures. Through the use of case studies, this report focuses on incorporating DEI in governance structures, especially at the board and leadership level and provides practical strategies that can be used by foundations in Canada.

  • The Philanthropic Community’s Declaration of Action
    Summary

    The Declaration is meant to be signed by philanthropic organizations who wish to make a commitment to using their philanthropic resources in service to Reconciliation.

Indigenous Communities

  • The Philanthropic Community’s Declaration of Action
    Summary

    The Declaration is meant to be signed by philanthropic organizations who wish to make a commitment to using their philanthropic resources in service to Reconciliation.

  • International Funders for Indigenous Peoples
    Summary

    A global donor affinity group dedicated to Indigenous peoples around the world. IFIP builds momentum toward a new movement in philanthropy that recognizes Indigenous communities as high-impact investments.

  • Mikana
    Summary

    Mikana, which means path in the Anishinabe language, is an Indigenous non-profit organization whose mission is to work for social change by educating different audiences on the realities and perspectives of Indigenous peoples in Quebec. Mikana offers videos, workshops and accompaniment for organizations that wish to improve their understanding and inclusion of Indigenous communities. Indigenous-led nonprofit.

  • Indigenous Reconciliation Group
    Summary

    Several adult education workshops and coaching on topics related to reconciliation: Increasing cultural competence, addressing racism, supporting Indigenous community capacity. Indigenous-owned consulting firm.

  • Indigenous Reconciliation Group
    Summary

    Several adult education workshops and coaching on topics related to reconciliation: Increasing cultural competence, addressing racism, supporting Indigenous community capacity. Indigenous-owned consulting firm.

  • Nahanee Creative
    Summary

    Offers workshops and organizational development support on decolonization. A range of offerings for organizations at many places in the journey: getting started, strengthening commitment and decolonizing implementation. Indigenous-owned consulting firm.

Racial Equity

  • Critical Issues Forum: Moving Forward on Racial Justice Philanthropy
    Summary

    In this edition of the Critical Issues Forum journal, the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE) presents reflections of activists and funders on a range of racial justice issues, taking lessons from the past two decades and identifying solutions for the future. Topics include funding at the intersection of race and gender, the leadership of people of color in transforming structural racism in the media, and case studies in how foundations are addressing the root causes of racism and disparities through grantmaking.

  • How to Get Started: Envisioning a Race Equity Culture
    Summary

    AWAKE to WOKE to WORK: Building a Race Equity Culture. Designed as a reference tool in building capacity to advance race equity, this ProInspire publication provides resources and strategies to help move an organization from commitment to action. It describes how to effectively leverage seven strategic elements that are necessary in building a race equity culture, including senior leadership, board members, the community, metrics, and investment in staff capacity.

  • Cultures of Giving: Energizing and Expanding Philanthropy By and For Communities of Color
    Summary

    This report shares the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s journey – its successes and mistakes – in supporting and expanding philanthropy by and for communities of color, giving your clients a case study in how to implement this approach. Using grantee profiles to illustrate the challenges and benefits, the publication describes a pilot grantmaking and field-building strategy known as Cultures of Giving, an effort to seed and grow a community of practice among leaders in the field.

  • Racial Equity Resources for Philanthropy
    Summary

    A resource center to share a variety of resources, tools, articles, thought pieces, and more to help funders on the journey towards racial equity.

Gender Lens Philanthropy

  • Grantmaking Assessment Tool for Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice Funders: Increasing Support for WOC Leadership
    Summary

    This tool is intended to help grantmakers better support WOC leadership in advancing reproductive health, rights and justice. It builds on existing resources designed to assist funders in bringing a racial justice lens to their grantmaking, and draws on the experiences shared by many who, over several years, have worked within their institutions to build commitment to WOC leadership.

  • Gender Transformative Philanthropy
    Summary

    Resources in this GrantCraft guide will help you support clients who want to achieve social change by funding gender equity projects. Concrete examples of opportunities to employ gender equity and address gender norms are included, as is a discussion of challenges and solutions to this approach, presented in a Q&A format. The guide – authored by TrueChild’s executive director, Riki Wilchins – also includes a list of 10 steps for your clients to use in applying a gender lens to their grantmaking process.

  • Gender Transformative Giving: The Next Phase in Feminist Philanthropy?
    Summary

    This resource provides foundations with guidance on how to apply a gender lens to their work. Women’s Funding Network report provides relevant research and action steps to help you guide an organization through that process. It includes a range of practical tools, including a “gender dictionary,” a breakdown of what this approach means for both the grantmaker and grantees, and a dozen steps to take within your client’s organization, with peer funders, and with grant recipients.

  • Gender-Lens Philanthropy: A practical guide for Canadian foundations
    Summary

    This guide is intended to help foundations increase the impact of their grantmaking by increasing the awareness of gender as an important factor throughout the organization and the granting process. There are many ways to apply a gender lens in philanthropy. This guide points to several opportunities and tools, some of which will work for a given foundation, and others will not.

Gender Diversity & Inclusion

Disabilities

Grant Making Practice

  • Critical Issues Forum: Moving Forward on Racial Justice Philanthropy
    Summary

    In this edition of the Critical Issues Forum journal, the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE) presents reflections of activists and funders on a range of racial justice issues, taking lessons from the past two decades and identifying solutions for the future. Topics include funding at the intersection of race and gender, the leadership of people of color in transforming structural racism in the media, and case studies in how foundations are addressing the root causes of racism and disparities through grantmaking.

  • How to Talk About Pronouns at Work: A Visual Guide
    Summary

    Pronouns are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to including people of all genders in your organization, but they make a whole lot of difference. This is an easy-to-understand visual guide. The examples focus on one set of pronouns–they/them–but the takeaways are useful for any pronouns.

  • Anti-Black racism and Black communities
    Summary

    BLM resources in French.

  • Diversity in Action: A BoardSource Toolkit
    Summary

    This resource will help you guide your client’s board to increase its diversity and adopt inclusive policies and practices. It provides case studies, sample policies and other materials that will create the culture needed to sustain the organization’s long-term commitment to DEI

  • Diversity & Inclusion in the Foundation Boardroom: Voices of Diverse Trustees
    Summary

    This report harnesses the experiences of diverse individuals who served on boards to provide insight and knowledge on how to implement DEI within governance structures. Through the use of case studies, this report focuses on incorporating DEI in governance structures, especially at the board and leadership level and provides practical strategies that can be used by foundations in Canada.

  • The Philanthropic Community’s Declaration of Action
    Summary

    The Declaration is meant to be signed by philanthropic organizations who wish to make a commitment to using their philanthropic resources in service to Reconciliation.

Black Communities

Muslim Communities

Community Engagement

  • How Philanthropy Support Organizations Understand & Advance Community Power Building
    Summary

    This report captures insights from interviews conducted in Fall 2019 with Philanthropy Support Organizations leaders who describe how their diverse members understand what it means to build community power; the perceived strengths and challenges of supporting this kind of work; and perspectives on how it may leverage foundation mission. The report also includes an extensive resource library of relevant literature and tools funders may turn to for this work

  • Principles for Equitable and Inclusive Civic Engagement
    Summary

    This guide to transformative change invites community leaders, policy makers, planners, and community developers to share in Kirwan’s collective knowledge and experience with promoting equitable civic engagement and community development.

Asian Communities

  • Project 1907
    Summary

    A set of articles and resources related to Anti-Asian racism, Asian identities, Indigenous allyship, and cross-racial solidarity and movement building.

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