Where to Learn More

Curated Equity Explorations
Trying to decide where to start or how to continue your equity journey?  Philanthropy Colorado has curated resources that have contributed to the team and board's own equity understanding and growth. We invite you to explore these resources and will continue to add to these. We encourage members to share their own recommendations by contacting us at info@philanthropycolorado.org.

Articles, Reports and Assessments

A CEO Blueprint for Racial Equity | FSG, PolicyLink and JUST Capital

Philanthropy and Racial Equity in 2020: Moving the Needle? | Center for Effective Philanthropy (Read full series here)

Ignite The Power of Your Philanthropy for Equity and Justice | National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Grantmaking with a Racial Justice Lens | Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity

Resources around Five Building Blocks for Advancing Racial Equity | Race Matter Institute

The Business Case for Racial Equity National Report | W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture | Equity in the Center

Race and Racism: Doing Good Better | The Communications Network

Talking About Race | Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture


Racial Equity - Focus on Colorado
Contemporary Racial Equity in Colorado

Colorado becomes 5th state to ban natural hair discrimination, The Denver Post, March 2022

Office of New Americans Will Help Immigrant and Refugee Integration & Colorado’s Economy, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, June 2022

Interview: The New Mexico fires are burning through ancestral land that is tied to many Coloradan families, CPR News, May 2022

The oldest grocery store in Colorado changes ownership, Kate Perdoni, Rocky Mountain PBS, April 2022

‘Pleas and Petitions’: Southern Colorado’s historic struggle for representation, Kate Perdoni, Rocky Mountain PBS, February 2022

Race and Racism in Denver: Knowing our history to inform the present, University of Denver, February 2021

There’s a Big Fight Going On Over Equity and Diversity in Colorado Schools. In the St. Vrain Valley District, The Sides Are Colliding Loudly, CPR News, September 2021

Colorado Health Equity Commissioner Wants to Address Communities with Existing Air Quality Issues, 9 News, August 2021

Issue Brief: Race Equity in Colorado’s Talent Pipeline, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, March 2022

Japanese American Incarceration Camp in Colorado Receives Federal Protection, Smithsonian Magazine, April 2022

Colorado’s Asian-American Communities Haven’t Been Immune to Pandemic-Related Racism, 5280 March 2021

Colorado Philanthropy and Racial Equity

Advancing Racial Equity in Philanthropy: Driving Systems Change for Equitable Funding and Community Impact, Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, August 2021

Colorado Foundation and their Support of Native American Community-based Nonprofits, First Nations Development Institute, 2022

Racial Justice and Equity Giving Guide, Rose Community Foundation, May 2021

Organizations to Support Right Now, Community First Foundation

Timeline: A Century of American Philanthropy’s Engagement with Race and Racism, Re: Source, February 2021


A collection of readings and trainings for those interested in learning more: 

Putting Racism on the Table | Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers

Building Racial Equity | Race Forward

Undoing Racism | People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB)

White People Confronting Racism | Training for Change

Groundwater | Racial Equity Institute

Leadership for Diversity Institute | National Coalition Building Institute

Implicit Bias Module Series | Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

Transforming White Privilege: A 21st Century Leadership Capacity | MP Associates

Power Moves | National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy