This guide is designed to help foundations consider how more diverse and inclusive practices might advance their mission by making their work more effective and more reflective of communities served. By highlighting 10 ways community foundations can approach diversity, this guide seeks to spark ideas and launch further dialogue.
The Council on Foundations promotes responsible and effective philanthropy. Our mission requires a commitment to inclusiveness as a fundamental operating principle. It also calls for affirmations of diversity in its many forms, encompassing but not limited to:
- gender and gender identity
- sexual orientation
- economic circumstance
Diversity ensures that a range of perspectives, opinions, and experiences are recognized and acted upon in achieving the Council’s mission. We ask members to make a similar commitment to inclusiveness in order to be more effective and better enhance their abilities to contribute to our changing society.
Use these resources to enhance your organization's diversity and inclusive practice.