Published on Saturday December 5th, 2009
By Carie Benton

Building Diversity: A Survey of California Foundation Demographics, Policies and Practices

A new Foundation Center report shows that people of color make up more than 40 percent of the staff of independent California foundations surveyed, and most (57 percent) are tracking the demographic composition of the populations served by their grantmaking. Nearly one quarter of chief executives hired since 2001 have been people of color. This is the second study commissioned by Northern California Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers, and San Diego Grantmakers to provide an overview of diversity in philanthropy in the state. The first, Embracing Diversity: Foundation Giving Benefiting California's Communities of Color, was released in June 2008.

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