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This revised Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Implementation Guidebook will help communities, organizations and individuals plan, implement and evaluate TRHT efforts. It includes specific guidance on implementing the different areas of the TRHT framework and ensuring inclusion of a decolonization agenda in the work. It has been updated based on learnings from the first five years of TRHT implementation.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation's workforce composition and how it has changed over time.
The United States economy could be $8 trillion larger by 2050 if the country eliminated racial disparities in health, education, incarceration and employment, according to "The Business Case for Racial Equity: A Strategy for Growth." The gains would be equivalent to a continuous boost in GDP growth of 0.5 percent per year, increasing the competitiveness of the country for decades to come. The national study released today by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) and Altarum concludes that while racial inequities needlessly stifle economic growth, there is a path forward.The report projects a tremendous boost to the country's workforce and consumer spending when organizations take the necessary steps to advance racial equity. Led by Ani Turner, co-director of Sustainable Health Spending Strategies at Altarum, researchers analyzed data from public and private sources, including the U.S. Census, Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, Brandeis University and Harvard University. Their methodology included applying established models to estimate the economic impact of the disparities faced by people of color.
HR Toolkit for Racial EquityThe W.K. Kellogg Foundation's (WKKF) organizational commitment to advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion has been a multi-decade journey. One area of significant progress is in our human resources (HR) policies and practices. Over the years, leaders and organizations have sought out our HR team to ask about our internal strategies – what we've tried, what we've learned and what actions we are taking as a result of our commitments. WKKF created this toolkit to share our experiences, lessons and recommended tools and resources for implementing racial equity strategies as part of a human resources function. The toolkit complements the foundation's "ONE Journey" publication, which shares the foundation's larger racial equity, diversity and inclusion (REDI) efforts more fully.
The list of W.K. Kellogg Foundation grants approved in April 2023.
This workplace transformation guide considers the state of racial equity, diversity and inclusion (REDI) for the investment management industry and shares insights, actions, common pitfalls and examples from leading organizations that are part of the Expanding Equity (EE) program network. The guide recommends actions companies can take, organized by the four pillars – or areas of opportunity – of the EE program, where the investment management industry can advance REDI, including a mini-case study from a peer company:Attract – Attracting and hiring professionals of color into the company to increase representation at all levels of the organizationCase study from Värde Partners on creating entry-level pathwaysBelong – Ensuring that all professionals, regardless of racial/ethnic group identity, feel respected and can be successfulCase study from KKR on launching an inclusion network and expanding an Inclusion & Diversity CouncilPromote - Ensuring that professionals of color feel supported and have the same advancement opportunities as White professionalsCase study from BlackRock on implementing a sponsorship program for Black and Latinx managing directors and directorsInfluence – Advancing racial equity through an organization's products, services or relationships in the industries and communities in which it operatesCase study from Vista Equity Partners on launching an external board program to source diverse board candidates for its portfolio companies
The list of W.K. Kellogg Foundation grants approved in March 2023.
The list of W.K. Kellogg Foundation grants approved in February 2023.
The list of W.K. Kellogg Foundation grants approved in January 2023.
As part of their ongoing commitment to equitable policy, the Southern Economic Advancement Project recently released "Engagement & Equity First: Opportunities and Challenges for Federal Funding Implementation," produced with support from the Kellogg Foundation. Federal funding in response to the COVID-19 pandemic provided a microcosm to evaluate public policy design and implementation. Interspersed with reflections from interviewees and survey participants who have experience with federal funding programs, the report offers an extensive assessment of the challenges and opportunities in federal funding implementation, with concrete and actionable steps to expand community engagement and provide equitable access.
The list of W.K. Kellogg Foundation grants approved in October 2022
This case study is part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Expanding Equity program, which helps workplaces become more racially equitable places of opportunity. The program supports and inspires companies to take action using four pillars: Attract, Belong, Promote and Influence. Each pillar offers unique opportunities for advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion in companies. This case study lifts up actions from the Attract pillar, which focuses on attracting and hiring professionals of color into a company, in turn increasing representation at all levels of the organization. Steelcase took the following actions:Created a deep data analysis system for hiring practices and listened to employees to understand the current state and to identify opportunitiesResearched best practices for skills-based hiringCreated positions within HR specifically for people who specialize in developing new pipelines and sources for diverse talentRemoved barriers to entry, such as industry experience, whenever possibleRevamped job postings to eliminate biased languageShifted away from a "résumé and pedigree" focus to a skills and competency, evidence-based approachDeveloped a playbook on diverse hiring practices for hiring managers and recruitersTo sustain these efforts, the Steelcase global talent team redesigned its talent acquisition strategy and team structure, identified areas of focus for their recruiting practices, partnered across business units, and engaged current employees to involve them in the hiring process. These efforts resulted in a robust, standardized hiring process that uplifts evidence-based hiring while working to eliminate biases.
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