We can build power in communities of color by applying a racial equity lens when developing strategies, allocating resources, and cultivating leaders.
Five core inclusion principles stand as a call for cross-racial solidarity to support communities of color and indigenous communities. We use these principles to guide our programs, giving, and culture.
Allocate at least 30% of your overall budget to spending in communities of color and Indigenous communities
Ensure that people of color and Indigenous people within your organization hold roles with substantive decision-making and spending authority.
Work with vendors and consultancies that are either owned by people of color or include people of color in senior leadership roles with substantive decision-making and spending authority.
Support organizations led by people of color and Indigenous people, with attention to those led by women.
Produce a year-end report that demonstrates how your organization complied with these Inclusion Principles and provides details on plans for increased improvement.