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Community Foundations, SDGs and Racial Equity

Indiana University

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $90,000
  • Grant Period August 1, 2021–December 31, 2022
  • Location Bloomington, IN, United States
  • Geographic Focus Australia, Canada, United States

About this grant

The program goal is to help community foundations use the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to advance racial equity in their communities. To this end, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Chair on Community Foundations at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Dr. Laurie Paarlberg, will lead a cross-national research team to design and pilot a study that will describe shifts in diversity, equity and inclusion in community foundations in the United States, Canada and Australia. The study will identify early adopters of justice philanthropy, describe the process to move toward it and explore how the SDGs and other global frameworks advance racial justice work. The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University was founded in 2012. Its mission is to increase the understanding of philanthropy and improve its practice worldwide through critical inquiry, interdisciplinary research, teaching, training and civic engagement.