Diversity Resources

MCF Resources

  • Diversity & Inclusion Action Kit (PDF)
    The 2011 Action Kit is intended to help you identify what steps you and your organization can take to advance diversity and inclusion.
  • Diversity Framework (PDF)
    Written in 1994, MCF's groundbreaking guidelines frame the discussion of grantmakers' diversity practices around the four roles they play in a civil society.
  • Diversity Practices in Philanthropic Organizations
    Pages 22 to 25 of MCF's Principles for Grantmakers & Practice Options for Philanthropic Organizations (PDF) offers foundations and corporate giving programs some fresh ideas, good practices and examples of diversity work in the field.

MCF Research

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

Diversity Links

The Characteristics of Dominant Culture
From Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups, by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun, ChangeWork, 2001

National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers
DEI toolkit to help consultants and grantmakers alike look through issues with a DEI lens.

D5 State of the Work Report 2014
Explore D5's State of the Work Report, an effort to map philanthropy's work on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Grantmaking with a Racial Justice Lens: An Introducation
From Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity

LGBTQ Racial Equity Toolkit
Funders for LGBTQ Issues
These funder tools will help you support LGBTQ communities of color.

"Race Matters" Toolkit
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2006 
These tools can help you address policies and practices that contribute to inequitable outcomes for children, families and communities.

Racial Equity Resource Directory
The Saint Paul Foundation & Minnesota Compass, 2010
This is a list of racial equity programs and training providers serving those working to combat racism and increase cultural competence.

Greater Twin Cities United Way, 2019
How Philanthropy Can Build Anti-Racist Cohort Experiences to Elevate the Genius of Black, Indigenous and Leaders of Color in Nonprofit Organizations