2023 Racial Equity Case Stories

Publication date: 
October, 2023

United Philanthropy Forum is committed to advancing racial equity in philanthropy. We provide space for our members to connect, learn and share together on how to effectively address racial equity in their work as philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs), and works to share our members’ learnings with the broader philanthropy field. As part of these efforts, we are pleased to share case stories from our members about their racial equity work.

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Leading With Internal Equity: The Case Story of Hispanics in Philanthropy 

In the early 1980s, change makers in California’s Bay Area saw a long history of substantial philanthropic underinvestment in Latinx communities worldwide and decided to do something about it. In 1983, three Latinx founders launched Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) with the goal of bringing more philanthropic attention to Latinx communities and the social and economic issues that affect them.

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Seeding a Racial Equity Lens: The Case Story of Wisconsin Philanthropy Network (WPN)

WPN is a professional membership association for grantmakers from across the state of Wisconsin representing over 130 organizational members. Founded in 1978, WPN has propelled effective philanthropy in Wisconsin and has become the premier resource for members by encouraging discussion and idea-sharing and supporting grantmakers in their efforts to be change agents for communities. 

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Pushing Towards Equity In Philanthropy: The Case Story of PEAK Grantmaking 

PEAK Grantmaking, a nationwide member organization of philanthropy professionals working toward more equitable, effective grantmaking practices, was founded in 1996 as the Grants Managers Network, changing its name to PEAK Grantmaking in 2017. Today, PEAK’s network includes over 7,000 individuals and over 500 member organizations. 

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A Strongly-Rooted Racial Equity Journey: The Case Story of Northern California Grantmakers

For over forty years, Northern California Grantmakers (NCG), based in San Francisco, California, has brought together foundations, nonprofit organizations, government, and businesses to address Northern California’s complex social issues and inequities. NCG’s mission is to bring philanthropy together to build healthy, thriving, and just communities. 

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