DEI Cohorts

A transformative learning opportunity.

DEI cohorts are unique, structured learning opportunities where you can delve deeper into diversity, equity and inclusion with your peers. Through these cohorts, philanthropic leaders discuss what DEI means to them and to their organization, and explore strategies to embed DEI into their organizational policies and practices.

Ongoing Cohorts

Anti-Hate Training Cohort
The Anti-Hate Training Cohort is designed to support organizations in learning how to be confident stewards to their donors’ investments, and accountable to the communities who are often the target of rhetoric espousing hate and violence.

Building Community Philanthropy
A multi-year endeavor with 21 partners in Washington and Portland, Oregon, the BCP initiative is a model for how philanthropy can support shared learning, networking and action to foster more resilient, equitable and inclusive communities. Learn more about BCP

Momentum Fellowship
The Momentum Fellowship is an 18-month program for professionals of color in philanthropy to engage in facilitated learning, networking and professional development opportunities. Throughout the cohort experience, participants are supported by a peer network and shared learning opportunities. Learn more about the Momentum Fellowship.

Tribal Broadband Learning Community
This cohort engages in monthly convenings to discuss topics related to broadband strategy, funding, planning and implementation for tribal communities.

Trust-Based Philanthropy 
In partnership with the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project, we offer a multi-part Trust-Based Philanthropy virtual cohort. This cohort is designed for foundation leaders interested in bringing greater vulnerability and humility to their philanthropic practices to advance more equitable and transparent funder-grantee relationships.

How do I take the next step?
Reach out to our staff to find out if you are eligible for participating in one of our cohorts.


Executive DEI Opportunities

Executive Leadership Cohorts for Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI)
Executive leadership cohorts provide space for CEOs and trustees to share their own successes and challenges related to racial equity, diversity and inclusion leadership, find support amongst peers and commit to actionable steps.

REDI cohorts will resume in 2023. Until then, you can find more information about our cohort design, outcomes and lessons learned in this report, "Leading for Racial Equity with Peer Support: Reflections on the Power of Cohorts for Learning, Resilience and Action."

The Giving Practice has been leading these executive cohorts since 2012. Actions and outcomes resulting from past cohorts include:
• Developing organizational equity statements 
• Refining recruiting processes and broadening pools of qualified applicants
• Revising grantmaking practices
• Initiating a diverse vendor program for purchasing goods and services


Interested in learning more about cohorts?

For info about our ongoing cohorts, contact our staff or look for upcoming sessions on our events calendar.

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