There has never been a more relevant time to help organizations succeed in their efforts to strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that an organization that prioritizes diversity, equity and inclusion creates an environment that respects and values individual difference along varying dimensions.
In addition, inclusive organizations foster cultures that minimize bias and recognize and address systemic inequities, which, if unaddressed, can create disadvantage for certain individuals. This is not a human resources issue, it is a strategic issue. These efforts should be reflected in organizational mission, vision, and values; incorporated into strategic plans; and cascaded throughout the organization.
Diversity is the representation of all our varied identities and differences (race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, tribe, caste, socio-economic status, thinking and communication styles, etc.), collectively and as individuals. We seek to proactively engage, understand, and draw on a variety of perspectives. We believe that the solution to the problems we hope to address through our grant making can be found by affirming our similarities, as well as by finding value in our differences.
Equity seeks to ensure fair treatment, equality of opportunity, and fairness in access to information and resources for all. We believe this is only possible in an environment built on respect and dignity.
Inclusion builds a culture of belonging by actively inviting the contribution and participation of all people. We believe every person’s voice adds value, and we strive to create balance in the face of power differences. We believe that no one person can or should be called upon to represent an entire community.
Leaders must invest time, resources, and courage to make progress on creating an inclusive environment. We encourage you to leverage resources in the focus area as you take action in your organization. We are all in this together, and through collaboration we can achieve better, and faster, results.
Our DEI Team
We’re learning about best practices for achieving diversity, equity, and inclusion, and sharing that knowledge with everyone at the foundation. We’re strengthening our ability to recruit and retain exemplary, diverse staff and leadership. We hire consultants and vendors that reflect our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Our diverse client database spans markets, industries, environments, 14 countries, 5 continents, and a few gorgeous Islands! We continue to serve private and public businesses, higher education communities, non-profit organizations, network marketing companies, professional and amateur athletic teams, religious organization.
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