UK Grantmaking Foundations and Racial Justice – Chief Execs Forum

Why is the forum being created?

To try and accelerate the pace of meaningful action towards racial justice within UK grantmaking foundations, including our own.

What is the purpose of the forum?

To create a safe space for exchanging practical experience, ideas and challenges with regard to our role as leaders in promoting racial justice within our foundations.

How is it different from other existing forums, such as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion coalition and the Funders Alliance for Race Equality?

Both these other forums are important and complementary to this initiative. This forum is intended to have a particular focus on racial justice, which sits within the broader range of issues explored by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion coalition. As a complement to the Funders Alliance for Race Equality, it is intended to support consideration of, and action on issues including governance, staffing, investments and organizational culture, as well as grant-making.

Why is it aimed at white Chief Executives?

Because we recognize the responsibility that white people, and particularly white people in leadership positions, have for taking overdue action on these issues. We want to hold each other accountable for doing the work.

How can I participate in the Forum?

The Group will be publishing updates about its meetings here:

If you would like to know more, please email James at

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