Access Strategies Fund is highlighted in a new report, State of the Work 2013, Inspiration & Ideas for Advancing Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Philanthropy. It was produced by the D5 Coalition, a five-year effort to increase philanthropy’s diversity, equity and inclusiveness. The D5 coalition is an unprecedented effort by leading philanthropy associations and foundations to tackle diversity issues in a coordinated way.
D5′s State of the Work 2013 features lessons learned from Access Strategies Fund, executives of the American Express Foundation, the Baltimore Community Foundation, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, Capek Consulting, Russell Family Foundation and FSG. The report draws on the successes and challenges of philanthropic leaders to create a more diverse sector in 2012—and offers actions to inspire leaders to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in 2013.
“Access Strategies Fund increased civic participation of diverse communities through equitable grantmaking driven by diverse decision makers and saw dramatic increases in political representation among communities of color”