Foundation Diversity Policies and Practices Toolkit

Foundation Diversity Policies and Practices Toolkit

The California Endowment has published a Foundation Diversity Policies and Practices Toolkit (48 pages, PDF), the product of an effort to assess how diversity is being incorporated into the grantmaking and organizational practices of foundations across the country. While the toolkit does not detail best practices, it does offer a sampling of statements, forms, and templates developed by foundations to help other tax-exempt organizations in their inclusion efforts. Organized into five sections — policy statement, governance and workforce, grantmaking, contracting with vendors and consultants, and investments — the resource contains materials from a range of organizations, including the Foundation Center, the Minnesota Council on Foundations, and the Packard, MacArthur, Ford, Kellogg, and Rockefeller foundations.