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Beginning an internal conversation about race can be a challenging, though rewarding, undertaking. Many of us recognize that racial disparities continue to affect our country, our grantees and our own institutions. And for people with multiple identities, including LGBTQ people of color, the compounding challenges are enormous. So what concrete steps can foundations take to understand this complex dilemma? And what specific questions should we ask to inform our grantmaking strategies, our internal operations and our grantees? The following diagrams provide a practical, step-by-step approach for handling these conversations—at any point in the grantmaking process.

Comparing Frameworks on Race
Useful for sparking a conversation about race by first examining the dialectic tensions that exist about resolving racial inequities
 
The Elements of Structural Racism Theory
Useful for understanding how a broad grantmaking strategy or a specific grantee fits within a broader framework of structural racism
 
Case Study on Structural Racism & LGBTQ Issues
Useful for helping a foundation understand how structural racism plays out among LGBTQ communities

Related Publications

Structural Racism and Community Building
THE ASPEN INSTITUTE
 
Grant Making with a Racial Equity Lens
GRANTCRAFT/PHILANTHROPIC INITIATIVE FOR RACIAL EQUITY
 
Out for Change: Racial and Economic Justice Issues in LGBT Communities
FUNDERS FOR LGBTQ ISSUES

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