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Developing a Racial Equity Stance: Moving Philanthropy Beyond Diversity Statements
by Scott, Maegan, M.S., Pepperdine University, 2017, 186; 10265368
Abstract (Summary)

Over the past several years the national conversation about race, inequality, and power in the United States has grown in both urgency and intensity. In parallel to these social trends, more businesses, nonprofit organizations, and philanthropies are becoming better informed about the role of race and ethnicity in social and economic and disparities. The purpose of this study was to conduct action research to develop a racial equity stance at the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation in Washington, DC. This study also examined the role of cultural competence in supporting the development of a racial equity stance. The impetus for this research was founded on the premise that the social sector can be equipped to meet the challenge of achieving racial justice. This study examined the process of one foundation’s attempt to build its capacity to embed a racial equity lens in its operations and grantmaking strategy.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Chesley, Julie
Commitee: Egan, Terri
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Organizational Development
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Organizational behavior
Keywords: Cultural competency, Philanthropy, Racial equity, Racial justice
Publication Number: 10265368
ISBN: 978-0-355-09471-8
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