Giving Compass' Take:

• This GrantCraft post talks about the Kresge Foundation's strategy for advancing racial equity in Detroit and how it might apply to other community-building efforts.

• The key is to invest in talent among partners and grantees. In what ways can this inspire other organizations to build capacity in their equity-related endeavors?

• Here's how to invest in transformative systems change.

Many nonprofits work to create more equitable outcomes in communities. They are tackling complex, systemic issues, often with little to no dedicated resources to build their own capacity to do this work. The Kresge Foundation is trying to address this gap in support through a capacity-building program focusing specifically on leadership development through a racial equity lens.

The Kresge Foundation works to expand opportunities in America’s cities. Through grantmaking and social investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services, and community development in Detroit, the foundation collaborates with partners to create pathways for low-income people to improve their life circumstances.

For the foundation, a key strategy for achieving equitable outcomes in communities is investing in the talent and leadership capacity of its grantees. This investment better equips nonprofits to advance racial equity and achieve better outcomes in their organizations and in communities.

Read the full article about advancing racial equity through capacity building by Lori Bartczak at Practical Wisdom for Funders.