Over the past year, many companies have been reflecting on how they can more intentionally integrate diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) into their giving and community engagement. While corporate grant programs primarily target the underserved, they often fail to acknowledge the systemic inequalities inherent in how grantees are selected and funded. This session will explore how corporate giving professionals can build equity and inclusion into their grantmaking programs and partnerships by explicitly supporting diverse populations, eliminating common barriers within the grantmaking process, and championing equity within giving priorities.
Attendees will hear directly from corporate citizenship consultants at Changing Our World, a social impact consulting firm, who have been working with companies across a range of industries to evolve their giving programs to more proactively and measurably advance DEI. They will share their findings on core challenges to advancing DEI in philanthropy, as well as best practices and a clear framework for how to think through applying a DEI lens to your own giving programs.