Learning Resources

Learning Resources


As a new foundation, we have relied on various resources to inform and guide our learning. The following list includes reports, toolkits, articles, and videos that have aided us in our learning journey. Whether exploring generational trauma experienced by Native American, African American, and other communities of color in our country, examining movements for collective action, or reviewing examples of philanthropic efforts to center health equity, we hope these resources enhance and deepen your own work.

We welcome your suggestions for additional resources. 

Becoming Strategic: Finding Leverage Over the Social and Economic Determinants of Health
The Foundation Review

Community Engagement Matters (Now More Than Ever)
Stanford Social Innovation Review

D5’s Self-Assessment for Foundation Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
D5 Coalition

Equity: Operationalizing a Philanthropic Imperative
The Kresge Foundation

Executive Summary: Power Moves
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and Philamplify

Foundations: Want to Start Winning on Healthcare? Talk to This Guy
Inside Philanthropy

How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime (video)
TED

Innovations in Health Equity and Health Philanthropy
Stanford Social Innovation Review

Poor Health: When Poverty becomes Disease
University of California San Francisco

Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide
The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Seeing, Reckoning & Acting: A Practice Toward Deep Equity
Management Assistance Group

Seven Lessons I’ve Learned About Improving Health in America
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The American Indian Holocaust: Healing Historical Unresolved Grief
Semantic Scholar

The Curb-Cut Effect
Stanford Social Innovation Review

The Effects of Racism-Related Stress on the Psychological and Physiological Well-Being of Non-Whites
Rivier Academic Journal

The House That Racism Built (video)
The House That Racism Built (presentation)
Board Source and Harvard University

The Road to Achieving Equity
Putnam Consulting Group

Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation: Design Team Recommendations
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

White People in Philanthropy – This Is Our Move
The Chronicle of Philanthropy