San Francisco Bay Joint Venture

A partnership working to protect, restore, increase, and enhance wetland habitats
throughout the San Francisco Bay region to benefit birds, fish, and other wildlife

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Capacity Building Program
Category Private
Funding Agency Doris Duke Charitable Foundation - Environment Program
Title Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Capacity Building Program
Description "The Environment Program is launching a new initiative to support diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) capacity building in U.S. conservation organizations. Our support of these efforts is grounded in a fundamental belief that a conservation field that values and integrates a diversity of voices, perspectives and approaches will lead to more positive outcomes for wildlife, the environment and people. We also recognize conservation's history of racism and inequitable practices and the need to center equity, particularly racial equity, in order for the field to be more responsive to disparities and inequities now and into the future. We seek to support DEI change at the organizational level and believe DEI learning and growth is important for all types of organizations — from white-led to Black, Indigenous and people of color-led, small to large, and community-based to nationally focused. We understand, however, that DEI change may look different across these different organizational contexts and will be flexible in supporting the needs organizations articulate for themselves. With the COVID-19 pandemic, we also recognize many non-profit organizations are facing difficult decisions related to staffing, resources, programming and their operations. Many are seeking to understand how to best shift their DEI organizational change efforts to virtual spaces and how to sustain momentum. We further understand that the nationwide protests against anti-Black violence are leading individuals and organizations to take action against systemic racism and white supremacy. While the DDCF DEI Capacity Building Program is not meant to be a COVID-19 or Black Lives Matter rapid-response fund, we acknowledge the new realities organizations are facing and have tried to create a program that is responsive to emerging needs."
Amount $ up to $60,000
Application Deadline 2020-07-31
Funding Cycle
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