Just Foundations Initiative

Issue:
Racial justice
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Location:
UK-wide
Type:
Existing collaboration

Aims and activities

Aims and questions

Just Foundations Initiative (JFI) is a group of Chief Executives working in UK foundations.  We come together in a personal capacity. Our monthly meetings enable us to exchange experience, ideas and challenges so that we best advance racial justice in our foundations and the sector more broadly.

Our meetings are also a space where we support and challenge each other and exchange ideas for action.We publish notes of our meetings as part of our accountability.

We recognise the responsibility that white people, and particularly white people in leadership positions, have for taking overdue action on these issues. We invite guests and speakers with lived experience of racial injustice, who determine how they want to challenge us and hold us accountable.

We believe that every foundation, and every foundation chief executive, has a responsibility for advancing racial justice

How to get involved

We believe the JFI model can be used by other foundation chief execs or chairs to create their own space to support and challenge each other. We are happy to share our experience to enable the set-up of similar initiatives, as part of the efforts we all need to make to help our sector become truly anti-racist.

Please do get in contact with us.

Who's involved

A list of group members is available here.

Learning and Resources

JFI has collated various resources that are relevant for foundations working towards racial justice, available here.

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