In the summer of 2020, CFNEIA’s Racial Equity Task Force was established to create and lead the Foundation’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts moving forward. The Task Force adopted Power Moves, a philanthropy assessment guide for equity and justice, created by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, to help guide CFNEIA’s efforts.
A first step of the process was an organizational self-assessment, which included gathering internal and external data to identify areas of strength and opportunities for growth. In January 2021, the Task Force requested participation in an anonymous survey completed by three stakeholder groups including nonprofit agencies that serve Black Hawk County, Cedar Valley community leaders, and representatives of Black Hawk County funds held with the Foundation. Below we share the findings which include a 6-page overview summary and analysis as well as a 41-page catalog of the complete responses to the survey.
The Community Foundation understands this is one step in an ongoing learning and listening journey. We appreciate the community's support and input as we strive to be an anti-racist organization and commit to taking action that accelerates racial equity in our communities.