Philanthropy Colorado members are increasingly working to advance racial equity through their grantmaking, investments and initiatives. Here are a few examples:
"For the past several years, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation has been on a journey to advance equity and anti-racism in all our work. To learn about the steps we’ve taken visit our timeline here. If you would like to read the results of our 2021 racial equity survey conducted as part of our ongoing work with The Gemini Group, it can be found here in this Culture & Climate Report."
"First-time Black and African American homebuyers in the Denver metro area can utilize up to $40,000 in down payment assistance through the newly created Dearfield Fund for Black Wealth. Since its soft launch in September 2021, the Dearfield Fund has provided down payment assistance to more than 40 homebuyers and plans to support another 500 homebuyers in the next five years."
Rose Community Foundation has published a giving guide that provides information about the organizations it has supported that are addressing systemic inequities for BIPOC communities, with a particular focus on lifting up the Black community in Denver.
You can find more information here: Racial Justice and Equity Giving Guide.
"The Denver Foundation’s new strategic framework is designed to be the guiding light for the Foundation over the next decade. The Framework affirms The Denver Foundation’s commitment to centering racial equity and prioritizing community leadership, inside and outside the organization."
"Caring for Colorado Foundation asks our grantee partners to collaborate with others, to stay informed about best practices in their fields, and engage in continuous quality improvement. As funders, we have the same expectations for ourselves. Philanthropy Colorado's member services, peer networks and learning activities help ensure we adopt best practices, measure our progress, and identify opportunities for collaboration with our colleagues."
-- Melanie Bravo (she/her), Vice President of Philanthropy, Caring for Colorado Foundation