DEI United

About Us

DEI UNited

About Us

About Us

DEI UNITED

DEI United Fund Logo, Diversity Equity and Inclusion
United Way of Central New Mexico and the Albuquerque Community Foundation have established DEI United to support, promote and advance diversity, equity and inclusion in central New Mexico. We are focused on building a community in which all can participate in creating equitable social transformation.

Why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion?

Our partnership focuses on fostering change in an equitable and sustainable way so that everyone has an opportunity to thrive and succeed. Broad community
involvement will ensure that our region’s journey for equitable solutions includes everyone.

Three pillars are addressed under the DEI United banner: community engagement; funding for grassroots, BIPOC-led, small nonprofit organizations; and equity in leadership development. DEI United is supporting these activities:

Community Engagement: Community Conversations, which are based on the Harwood Institute model, have provided a “kitchen-table” style opportunity to hear from partners and the community. Opportunities for continued exchanges are being developed to ensure we listen to those in community whose voices and aspirations are not always heard.

BIPOC Agency Funding: The DEI United collaborative seeks to specifically fund organizations that intimately know and understand their communities and have the trust and inherent knowledge to address the racial/ethnic gaps in health and education. The goal is to develop a grant making program that is based in trust and solidarity principles that effectively support organizations. Funding will
provide low barrier, capacity-building grants for BIPOC-led organizations.

Equity in Leadership: The third focus of the initiative is to create leadership pathways for people of color to be future leaders in executive leadership roles in the nonprofit and philanthropy sectors.

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DEI UNITED INITIATIVES



Small Orgs, Big Impact

The Foundation and United Way of Central New Mexico (“UWCNM”) have been awarded a $2 million grant over the next two years from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to support Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC)-led organizations as part of its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) United partnership.

The Small Orgs, Big Impact Fund will fund grassroots, BIPOC-led, small nonprofit organizations that intimately understand their communities, and have the trust and inherent knowledge to address the racial/ethnic gaps in health and education. The goal is to develop a grant-making program that is based on trust and solidarity principles that effectively support these nonprofit organizations.

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DEI United Equity Challenge

21-Day Equity Challenge

United Way of Central New Mexico and the Foundation have established DEI United to support, promote and advance diversity, equity and inclusion in central New Mexico.

The 21-Day Equity Challenge is a powerful opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and our community. We hope you take advantage of this endeavor and that it will lead to ample reflection on how we can all do better in addressing racial equity both at work, and in our personal lives.

TAKE THE CHALLENGE


Community Conversation on Race, Equity and Inclusion

Acknowledging the problem of racism, and the privilege and self-questioning associated with racism were two of the top themes discussed in nine “kitchen style” Community Conversations held recently with 42 community members. There was also a recognition that our community needs more structure around diversity, equity, and inclusion and needs to be more representative of our community.

Conducted as part of DEI UNITED, a partnership between the Foundation and United Way of Central New Mexico, Community Conversations are intended to help inform how philanthropy can best contribute to race equity and social justice solutions. They provide a place where people in the community can come together to talk about their aspirations, concerns, and discuss how they want their community to move forward.

Read the results
Cover photo of Community Conversations Reports
Image of Albuquerque Journal article "Opinion: Addressing race and equity in nonprofits, philanthropy"

Addressing Race and Equity in Nonprofits, Philanthropy

The Foundation and the United Way of Central New Mexico recognize while we have strengthened our commitments to building diverse, equitable and inclusive practices in our organizations, we see the need to conduct this work more intentionally and broadly in our community, starting with deep introspection of our own institutions. We encourage our peers across New Mexico to consider ways to become anti-racist organizations and examine how the institution of philanthropy contributes to inequitable systems, and as a result, examine what changes we need to make.
Read the op-ed


Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Fund Launched By UWCNM And ACF; PNM Is First To Support

United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM) and the Foundation have joined to form the DEI United Fund to support, promote and advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practices in the four counties each organization serves. Initial funding has been provided by PNM, UWCNM and ACF.
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DEI United Fund
DEI United Fund Logo, Diversity Equity and Inclusion
United Way of Central New Mexico and the Albuquerque Community Foundation have established DEI United to support, promote and advance diversity, equity and inclusion in central New Mexico. We are focused on building a community in which all can participate in creating equitable social transformation.

Why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion?

Our partnership focuses on fostering change in an equitable and sustainable way so that everyone has an opportunity to thrive and succeed. Broad community
involvement will ensure that our region’s journey for equitable solutions includes everyone.

Three pillars are addressed under the DEI United banner: community engagement; funding for grassroots, BIPOC-led, small nonprofit organizations; and equity in leadership development. DEI United is supporting these activities:

Community Engagement: Community Conversations, which are based on the Harwood Institute model, have provided a “kitchen-table” style opportunity to hear from partners and the community. Opportunities for continued exchanges are being developed to ensure we listen to those in community whose voices and aspirations are not always heard.

BIPOC Agency Funding: The DEI United collaborative seeks to specifically fund organizations that intimately know and understand their communities and have the trust and inherent knowledge to address the racial/ethnic gaps in health and education. The goal is to develop a grant making program that is based in trust and solidarity principles that effectively support organizations. Funding will
provide low barrier, capacity-building grants for BIPOC-led organizations.

Equity in Leadership: The third focus of the initiative is to create leadership pathways for people of color to be future leaders in executive leadership roles in the nonprofit and philanthropy sectors.

donate

DEI UNITED INITIATIVES

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Small Orgs, Big Impact

The Foundation and United Way of Central New Mexico (“UWCNM”) have been awarded a $2 million grant over the next two years from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to support Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC)-led organizations as part of its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) United partnership.

The Small Orgs, Big Impact Fund will fund grassroots, BIPOC-led, small nonprofit organizations that intimately understand their communities, and have the trust and inherent knowledge to address the racial/ethnic gaps in health and education. The goal is to develop a grant-making program that is based on trust and solidarity principles that effectively support these nonprofit organizations.

READ MORE
DEI United Equity Challenge

21-Day Equity Challenge

United Way of Central New Mexico and the Foundation have established DEI United to support, promote and advance diversity, equity and inclusion in central New Mexico.

The 21-Day Equity Challenge is a powerful opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and our community. We hope you take advantage of this endeavor and that it will lead to ample reflection on how we can all do better in addressing racial equity both at work, and in our personal lives.

TAKE THE CHALLENGE
Cover photo of Community Conversations Reports

Community Conversation on Race, Equity and Inclusion

Acknowledging the problem of racism, and the privilege and self-questioning associated with racism were two of the top themes discussed in nine “kitchen style” Community Conversations held recently with 42 community members. There was also a recognition that our community needs more structure around diversity, equity, and inclusion and needs to be more representative of our community.

Conducted as part of DEI UNITED, a partnership between the Foundation and United Way of Central New Mexico, Community Conversations are intended to help inform how philanthropy can best contribute to race equity and social justice solutions. They provide a place where people in the community can come together to talk about their aspirations, concerns, and discuss how they want their community to move forward.

Read the results
Image of Albuquerque Journal article "Opinion: Addressing race and equity in nonprofits, philanthropy"

Addressing Race and Equity in Nonprofits, Philanthropy

The Foundation and the United Way of Central New Mexico recognize while we have strengthened our commitments to building diverse, equitable and inclusive practices in our organizations, we see the need to conduct this work more intentionally and broadly in our community, starting with deep introspection of our own institutions. We encourage our peers across New Mexico to consider ways to become anti-racist organizations and examine how the institution of philanthropy contributes to inequitable systems, and as a result, examine what changes we need to make.
Read the op-ed
DEI United Fund

Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Fund Launched By UWCNM And ACF; PNM Is First To Support

United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM) and the Foundation have joined to form the DEI United Fund to support, promote and advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practices in the four counties each organization serves. Initial funding has been provided by PNM, UWCNM and ACF.
Read More
DEI United Fund Logo, Diversity Equity and Inclusion
United Way of Central New Mexico and the Albuquerque Community Foundation have established DEI United to support, promote and advance diversity, equity and inclusion in central New Mexico. We are focused on building a community in which all can participate in creating equitable social transformation.

Why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion?

Our partnership focuses on fostering change in an equitable and sustainable way so that everyone has an opportunity to thrive and succeed. Broad community
involvement will ensure that our region’s journey for equitable solutions includes everyone.

Three pillars are addressed under the DEI United banner: community engagement; funding for grassroots, BIPOC-led, small nonprofit organizations; and equity in leadership development. DEI United is supporting these activities:

Community Engagement: Community Conversations, which are based on the Harwood Institute model, have provided a “kitchen-table” style opportunity to hear from partners and the community. Opportunities for continued exchanges are being developed to ensure we listen to those in community whose voices and aspirations are not always heard.

BIPOC Agency Funding: The DEI United collaborative seeks to specifically fund organizations that intimately know and understand their communities and have the trust and inherent knowledge to address the racial/ethnic gaps in health and education. The goal is to develop a grant making program that is based in trust and solidarity principles that effectively support organizations. Funding will
provide low barrier, capacity-building grants for BIPOC-led organizations.

Equity in Leadership: The third focus of the initiative is to create leadership pathways for people of color to be future leaders in executive leadership roles in the nonprofit and philanthropy sectors.

donate

DEI UNITED INITIATIVES

Image

Small Orgs, Big Impact

The Foundation and United Way of Central New Mexico (“UWCNM”) have been awarded a $2 million grant over the next two years from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to support Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC)-led organizations as part of its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) United partnership.

The Small Orgs, Big Impact Fund will fund grassroots, BIPOC-led, small nonprofit organizations that intimately understand their communities, and have the trust and inherent knowledge to address the racial/ethnic gaps in health and education. The goal is to develop a grant-making program that is based on trust and solidarity principles that effectively support these nonprofit organizations.

READ MORE
DEI United Equity Challenge

21-Day Equity Challenge

United Way of Central New Mexico and the Foundation have established DEI United to support, promote and advance diversity, equity and inclusion in central New Mexico.

The 21-Day Equity Challenge is a powerful opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and our community. We hope you take advantage of this endeavor and that it will lead to ample reflection on how we can all do better in addressing racial equity both at work, and in our personal lives.

TAKE THE CHALLENGE
Cover photo of Community Conversations Reports

Community Conversation on Race, Equity and Inclusion

Acknowledging the problem of racism, and the privilege and self-questioning associated with racism were two of the top themes discussed in nine “kitchen style” Community Conversations held recently with 42 community members. There was also a recognition that our community needs more structure around diversity, equity, and inclusion and needs to be more representative of our community.

Conducted as part of DEI UNITED, a partnership between the Foundation and United Way of Central New Mexico, Community Conversations are intended to help inform how philanthropy can best contribute to race equity and social justice solutions. They provide a place where people in the community can come together to talk about their aspirations, concerns, and discuss how they want their community to move forward.

Read the results
Image of Albuquerque Journal article "Opinion: Addressing race and equity in nonprofits, philanthropy"

Addressing Race and Equity in Nonprofits, Philanthropy

The Foundation and the United Way of Central New Mexico recognize while we have strengthened our commitments to building diverse, equitable and inclusive practices in our organizations, we see the need to conduct this work more intentionally and broadly in our community, starting with deep introspection of our own institutions. We encourage our peers across New Mexico to consider ways to become anti-racist organizations and examine how the institution of philanthropy contributes to inequitable systems, and as a result, examine what changes we need to make.
Read the op-ed
DEI United Fund

Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Fund Launched By UWCNM And ACF; PNM Is First To Support

United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM) and the Foundation have joined to form the DEI United Fund to support, promote and advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practices in the four counties each organization serves. Initial funding has been provided by PNM, UWCNM and ACF.
Read More