About this resource
This report is for philanthropic foundation investment committees exploring racial, gender and social equity issues. We distilled some key process and decision points that committees encounter, based on interviews with trustees, CEOs and finance staff, along with foundation financial advisors and advocacy groups. A diverse set of experts reviewed and expanded on the ideas.
Dr. Duane Carter, chair of the Northwest Area Foundation’s investment committee, reviewed the report and said:
This report inspires all of us on investment committees to be uncomfortable, and to move forward intentionally on issues of racial, social and gender equity. The experiences, perspectives and insights in this report are valuable for building more equitable and inclusive communities and investment portfolios.”
We are grateful to Northwest Area Foundation for supporting the development of this resource.