Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

This affinity group is intended for participants who are interested in exploring issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), both within our organizations and in the broader community, with the understanding that enhanced knowledge and relationships with key stakeholders can inform our work as grantmakers and collaborators. Participants learn from expert guest speakers, engage in robust discussion, foster the exchange of information, and share best practice tools and resources.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Funders Affinity Group meeting topics have included:

  • Catalyzing Criminal Justice Reform with the St. Louis FUSE Fellows

  • The “Great Inversion” How Suburbs Have Become Like Central Cities

  • The State of Black-Led Nonprofits in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area

  • Segregation in St. Louis: Dismantling the Divide

  • St. Louis City Equity Indicators Project

  • Incorporating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Grantmaking