Why is the forum being created?
To try and accelerate the pace of meaningful action towards racial justice within UK grantmaking foundations, including our own.
What is the purpose of the forum?
To create a safe space for exchanging practical experience, ideas and challenges with regard to our role as leaders in promoting racial justice within our foundations.
How is it different from other existing forums, such as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion coalition and the Funders Alliance for Race Equality?
Both these other forums are important and complementary to this initiative. This forum is intended to have a particular focus on racial justice, which sits within the broader range of issues explored by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion coalition. As a complement to the Funders Alliance for Race Equality, it is intended to support consideration of, and action on issues including governance, staffing, investments and organizational culture, as well as grant-making.
Who is the group aimed at?
The group is open to any UK foundation chief executives / directors who would like to examine how best to move forward with racial justice issues within their foundation and as a leader in the foundation sector.
We want the group to be a supportive and challenging place where participants hold themselves and each other accountable for doing the work on this issue.
The group was started by a group of white chief execs who recognised the responsibility that white people, and particularly white people in leadership positions, have for taking overdue action on issues of racial justice.
How can I participate in the Forum?
If you would like to know more, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org