The Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) is the City’s commitment to eliminate racial disparities and achieve racial equity in Seattle. When RSJI began ten years ago, no U.S. city had ever undertaken an effort that focused explicitly on institutional racism. Since that time, Minneapolis, Madison WI, Portland OR and our own King County, among others, have all established their own equity initiatives. Across the United States, local governments are acknowledging that race matters.
King County Equity and Social Justice Strategic Plan, 2016-2022
We have produced our first Strategic Plan for Equity and Social Justice (ESJ), co-created with employees and community partners. The Plan is a blueprint for action and change that will guide our pro-equity policy direction, our decision-making, planning, operations and services, and our workplace practices in order to advance equity and social justice within County government and in partnership with communities.
The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond is a collective of anti-racist community organizers and educators committed to building an anti-racist movement. Founded in 1980 by Ronald Chisom and Jim Dunn, the organization's national office is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The People’s Institute Northwest supports and coordinates Undoing Institutional Racism (UIR) workshops as well as providing technical assistance and organizing support to community based organizations, educators, social service agencies, government, faith based organizations, prisoner organizations, coalitions for social change, and youth groups.
We believe that every child has the right to a quality education, and we support people to become the leaders who make good on that promise. Our mission is to dramatically improve educational experiences, outcomes, and life options for students and families who have been historically underserved by their schools and districts. We work to build culture, conditions, and competencies for excellence and equity in districts, schools, classrooms, nonprofits, and communities. We work with partners across the U.S. and are always seeking new partners who are committed to achieving equity in education. We offer deep, authentic, and supportive partnership, meeting our clients where they are through a range of customized coaching and consulting services.
Grantmakers in the Arts' board of directors developed a statement of purpose for their work in racial equity in arts philanthropy with a goal to increase arts funding for ALAANA (African, Latino/a, Asian, Arab, and Native American) artists, arts organizations, children, and adults. Originally published in 2015, this statement continues to be updated as GIA builds its knowledge of practical applications to assist institutional funders in achieving this goal.
Equity Matters is a Seattle, Washington based firm providing top-notch training and consulting services around diversity, cultural competence, and equity. Equity Matters uses research-based lessons and promotes best practices in our work. We believe by starting here, you’ll get to equity.
ABFE is a membership-based philanthropic organization that advocates for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities.
Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT Data Book is an annual publication that assesses child well-being nationally and across the 50 states, as well as in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Using an index of 16 indicators, the report ranks states on overall child well-being and in economic well-being, education, health and family/community. The related KIDS COUNT Data Center makes this information interactive, with the option of searching by state and data topic, comparing indicators and viewing them as maps and charts.
Advocacy and engagement with lawmakers is an essential part of preserving and strengthening philanthropy. It provides an opportunity for you to communicate the positive impact of charitable giving in the lives of their constituents every day, and ensure that they understand how the decisions they make in Washington, D.C. matter at home. The materials in this updated toolkit from the Council on Foundations include tips on reaching out to lawmakers, writing op-eds, preparing for meetings and following up.
The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, housed at Ohio State University, works to deepen understanding of the causes of — and solutions to — racial and ethnic disparities worldwide an