Our Commitment to Diversity Equity Inclusion & Access
Our team at Manatee Community Foundation is committed to building a better community and a better foundation with our strategic focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and access. We have made progress, but still have work to do.
- Listen and Learn. Integrate diversity, inclusion, equity and access into ongoing staff and board professional development.
- Adapt Decision-Making Processes. Seek diverse voices to inform our work and decision-making through deliberate processes and networking.
- Make Meaningful Investments. Include meaningful initiatives in our annual plan that reflect our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- Communicate Our values. Demonstrate to diverse donors and community members that we represent their needs, interests and communities as part of our work.
Manatee Community Foundation continues to focus on a results-first framework in grant making. We are especially interested in how a nonprofit’s work is addressing diversity, equity, inclusion and access. View our grant application questions.