Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

November 22, 2009 by Steve
Before the house lights dim at a production of Romeo and Juliet, I look for myself and I am delighted to find myself as I was many years ago: A teenaged boy sitting by himself. I recognize him because he keeps checking the number on his ticket against the number on the armrest. All in all, he is pleased with his seat. He wears a sweater and tie. He reads his program with the intensity I used similarly to scrutinize the actors’ biographies, the director’s notes, and the advertisements for after-theater dining. Read More...
November 13, 2009 by Steve
This arts and culture grantmaking case study is among the latest in a series of Diversity in Philanthropy Project (DPP) reports that examine how foundations can more effectively achieve excellence in various social, economic, and cultural investment arenas by expanding their focus on diversity and inclusivity. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
Ralph Smith, the 2007 Conference Chairman, issued a challenge in his welcome message – “that all who attend will leave with renewed energy, capacity and resolve to make a positive contribution toward meeting the challenges of our time.” Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This brief presents research findings as well as policy recommendations arising from a study of the No Child Left Behind Act and its implications for immigrant children and English language learners (ELLs). Analyses are based on nationally-representative data from the Schools and Staffing Survey and detailed case studies of selected elementary schools and school districts serving high concentrations of ELL students. Results reveal an extraordinary degree of concentration of ELL students in a few schools that tend to be large, urban and serve a predominantly minority student population. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
Council on Foundations Annual Conference, May 1, 2001 Craig McGarvey, The James Irvine Foundation From a position of received privilege, how should one behave so that it might be put to productive use as people are learning to get better at their work? This is a central question facing philanthropy, and it figured centrally in preparations for today. How to say something appropriate and helpful under such extraordinary circumstances? There was the problem that no single foundation's body of work could possibly measure up to being singled out. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
The story of how the Boston Foundation became the first community foundation to develop and implement policy on exercising its proxy votes on investments to advance its mission. Posted courtesy of Stanford Social Innovation Review Download:    What Works (5.9Mb) Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This article demonstrates how the income tax break for charitable contributions effectively creates an inequitable federal subsidy of some charitable organizations over others, and proposes policy changes that would address this situation. Download:    Failure of Philanthropy (362Kb) Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
2007, 29 pages. Grantcraft, 320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY, 10017, 212-573-4879, www.grantcraft.org http://www.grantcraft.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewpage&pageid=840 Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
2009, 40 pages. Published by the Alliance of Artists Communities, 255 South Main Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903, 401-351-4320, www.artistcommunities.org http://www.artistcommunities.org/files/files/MidwesternVoicesAndVisions.pdf Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
2009, 238 pages. Wiley, 10475 Crosspoint Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN, 46256, 877-762-2974, www.wiley.com Read More...