Pushed nearly a dozen community foundations across the country to diversify their boards and staff, and to increase grants that benefit underserved communities

Multi Ethnic People Holding The Word Community

A series of reports found that the community foundations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, San Diego and Seattle were too far removed from the communities they’re supposed to serve.

In 1993, following NCRP’s stinging critique from the past years, the community foundations in Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Seattle expended their grants to nonprofits serving the marginalized, and four of those five had significantly diversified their board and staff composition.
And now, The Denver Foundation is a recognized leader on diversity, equity and inclusion.

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