Capital Region Community Foundation shared more on its racial equity journey, which began in June 2020, including learnings from its Racial Equity Advisory Committee, in its newly released 2023 Impact Report.
According to the community foundation, its Racial Equity Advisory Committee has helped identify and eliminate barriers in its grantmaking process and increased reach to smaller, less-resourced nonprofits, particularly those led by people of color.
The committee has challenged the community foundation to consider the “how” and the “why” of its grantmaking strategy. The committee also encouraged the community foundation to leverage its position as a community leader and establish expectations for the partners with whom we work.
The community foundation shared that in its effort to learn more about nonprofits in the region who are doing important, grassroots work but may have less access to community resources, Capital Region is hosting a series of “Meet and Greet” events.
These small, informal events help to create a space for sharing information, build collaboration and offer encouragement for the good work being done to create a vibrant, thriving Capital Region.
Read the full 2023 Impact Report.