We mean the societal conditions in which:
Starting with the personal: actively learn, hold ourselves accountable, maintain
humility, and be courageous in all aspects of our work with respect and honor for the
lived experience of colleagues of color.
Working within foundations: show evidence of this commitment in our internal
operations, strategic plans and processes, and ways we engage with our staff and board.
Partnering with grantees: co-construct more equitable decision making tables and
redefining with communities what equitable distribution of power could look like, while
striving to be in more honest and trusted relationships with our grantees and community
partners about race and racism.
Leading in philanthropy: speak truth to power and amplifying voices of the
communities we serve to hold philanthropic decision makers and policy makers
responsible for meaningful progress on racial equity.
Connecting with the world: create new ways to redistribute power, resources, and
opportunity to help model and lead social change and racial justice in the world.