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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

Blogs

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Joint Affinity Groups

Growing and Diversifying Philanthropy’s Leaders

The first cohort of MCF Philanthropy Fellows is halfway through the first year of their three-year appointments at the Bush Foundation. Two answered Giving Foru...

Young Philanthropic and Nonprofit Peers Learn and Lead Together

By Chris Oien In our sector, we often hear about the need to bust down silos between grantmakers and nonprofits so the two groups can work as peers to address ...

Tiwahe Foundation Awarded $105,000 from Two Feathers Endowment

(July 8, 2014) - The Tiwahe Foundation Board of Directors will expand the reach of its American Indian Family Empowerment Fund, thanks to a $105,000 grant from ...

Minnesota Philanthropy Partners Announces New Equity Funding Opportunities Available

(June 20, 2014) - Minnesota Philanthropy Partners affiliates currently have multiple grant opportunities for culturally specific and equity-related projects and...

Tiwahe Foundation Announces American Indian Family Empowerment Fund Grant Recipients

(June 13, 2014) - The Tiwahe Foundation is honored to announce that at their Board meeting June 10, 2014 fifteen grants were awarded to Native American individu...