Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

September 18, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
The University of Southern California’s (USC) Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and Time’s Up collaborated back in June to examine the scarcity of critics of color in film journalism and its impact on which movies reach the top. Three months later, in September, the initiative continued to explore the issue in “Critic’s Choice 2,” a follow-up report created with the Time’s Up initiative’s entertainment arm. Read More...
September 10, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
The largest philanthropic organization serving American Indians, the Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF), was recently established from a landmark 2010 civil rights settlement in which the U.S. government agreed to pay for almost 20 years of official discrimination, reported The Washington Post. Read More...
September 6, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
Last November, the Walton Family Foundation and Ford Foundation announced they committed $6 million over three years to support creative solutions to diversify curatorial and management staff at art museums across the United States. Read More...
August 27, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
In light of challenging times, Grant Oliphant, president of The Heinz Endowments, examines the role of the courageous leader and the power to make change happen within the philanthropic field and our own culture. Read More...
August 20, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
In light of demographic changes and disparity of staff in museums, the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) recently launched a pilot internship program to engage undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds and make the staff of these institutions more diverse. Read More...
August 17, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
The nation’s oldest women’s foundation, Ms. Foundation for Women, announced recently its new strategic plan, which centers its grantmaking and advocacy structure to invest intentionally in women and girls of color as a means to create social, cultural, and economic equity for all genders. Read More...
August 13, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
Actor comedian Cheech Marin's Chicano art museum is one step closer to reality after Jerry Brown, California’s governor, signed a bill that makes it closer to its fundraising goal thanks to a $9.7 million grant. Read More...
July 26, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
A new report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), titled Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations, shares nonprofit leaders’ views on their diversity pursuits, how their foundation funders are interacting with or supporting them in this area, and how foundations are involved in the diversity efforts of grantees. Read More...
July 17, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
Memphis Music Initiative (MMI) takes pride in its "disruptive philanthropy," a practice of "conscious giving" and a model that starts "with the understanding that institutional and structural racism shapes (arts) funding and produces inequities in resources and opportunities." Read More...
May 18, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
From presidents, to directors, to curators, women have taken the torch in leadership changes at museums as a recent article in The Guardian addressed. Read More...