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Diversity in Philanthropy

Grantmaking is most effective when grantmakers reflect the diversity of the communities they serve.

Addressing diversity in staffing, funding, purchasing, and community activities enriches grantmaking. However, many organizations struggle with overcoming barriers to becoming more inclusive grantmakers.

MCF offers resources here, some created by MCF and others from trusted sources, to help bridge this gap in leadership and knowledge.

Supplier Diversity

MCF is pleased to offer member access to the CERT system, an easy way to help you find eligible small, minority, and woman owned suppliers. Learn more about CERT and how to access it. (Member log in required)


MCF Resources

MCF Research

  • Working Towards Diversity IV
    Released in April 2011, this report includes survey results and analysis, focus group summaries and highlights from leadership profile interviews.

Diversity and Inclusivity Links


More Websites and Resources

Joint Affinity Groups

The John & Denise Graves Foundation Announces Over $500,000 in Education Equity Grants

(May 26, 2015) - The John and Denise Graves Foundation is pleased to announce grants to 12 programs and organizations to further the foundation’s education eq...

Tiwahe Foundation Announces American Indian Family Empowerment Fund Grant Recipients

(June 24, 2015) - The Tiwahe Foundation is honored to announce that at their Board meeting on June 9, 2015 eleven grants were awarded to Native American individ...

My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge Action Plan Launch

Mayors and Grantmakers Launch Minneapolis | Saint Paul My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge Action Plan Since President Obama’s 2014 launch of the My ...

The Saint Paul Foundation Announces 75th Anniversary Racial Equity Grant Program

(May 8, 2015) - In honor of its 75th anniversary, The Saint Paul Foundation has announced a new grant program designed to raise awareness of the work nonprofit...

Tiwahe Foundation Announces New Board Members

(Feb. 9, 2015) - Tiwahe Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Board Members, David Bice and Kathy Denman-Wilke. David and Kathy have bee...