Through First Focus, we invite our team and the community to join forces around a key issue. This initiative helps clarify our own efforts—and encourages all of us to advocate for positive change.
Currently on the agenda
Addressing Systemic Racism
In response to a national surge of racist events, we didn’t want to simply make statements. We wanted to take meaningful action. Here’s what FCFP is doing:
We’ve taken a close look at ourselves (an ongoing work) by undergoing bias training as a staff. We also diversified our board by adding new voices.
After experiencing the benefit to our own team, we decided to offer free bias training (led by a third party) to other area nonprofits.
We organize discussions for a cross-section of community members to talk about racism close to home—and what we can do about it.
Our grant application now requests diversity statements. Our funding decisions will prioritize organizations committed to equity.
We identified 11 nonprofits poised to make a difference and invited them to participate in a free monthly seminar at FCFP.
We created a task force of community members with the experience and passion to support our efforts.