Tools to Assess Funding For Marginalized Groups

Measuring and assessing current levels of foundation funding for underserved communities provides an important starting point and benchmark. Several reports provide data on current levels of funding for underserved communities:

Current levels of funding for communities of color, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, and women and girls are provided in the final State of the Work produced by the D5 Coalition, a coalition working to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in philanthropy, of which CHANGE Philanthropy is a part.

Funders for LGBTQ Issues produces an annual tracking report, which presents a comprehensive analysis of foundation funding focused on LGBTQ communities.

Emerging Practitioners In Philanthropy produced a webinar on Funders for LGBTQ Issues’ Annual Funders’ Tracking Report that covers trends, gaps, and opportunities in LGBTQ grantmaking.

The Women’s Funding Network and the Foundation Center offer Mapping Investments in Women and Girls, an interactive map for exploring foundation funding focused on women and girls.

Hispanics in Philanthropy and the Foundation Center created a report on Foundation Funding for Hispanics/Latinos in the U.S. and for Latin America.

Native Americans in Philanthropy and the Foundation Center produced a report on Foundation Funding for Native American Issues and Peoples.

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy published a guide for organized philanthropy to meet the needs of LGBTQ Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander communities.

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