Social Justice Resources

The Foundation Center and Independent Sector define social justice philanthropy as: the granting of philanthropic contributions to nonprofit organizations based in the United States and other countries that work for structural change in order to increase the opportunity of those who are the least well off politically, economically and socially.

Community Foundation Social Justice Fund is a field of interest fund dedicated to understanding and interrupting the traditional patterns of exclusion which prevent equal opportunity for all.

social justice words from class

Check back here often as additional  resources will be added. We intend these resources to be used to plan, deliver and evaluate programs designed to advance social justice. If you have resources to suggest to be added to this page, please email us at info@cftompkins.org.

Community Foundation is also skilled at using these resources to provide philanthropic advising  with donors and your professional advisors to help gift planning.

The Road to Achieving Equity: Findings and Lessons From a Field Scan of Foundations That Are Embracing Equity as a Primary Focus

10 Ways to Practice Institutional Racism at Your Nonprofit Organization

Ignite the Power of Your Philanthropy for Equity and Justice

Community Foundation offers these data as examples and resources for your planning purposes. We do not vet these resources and acknowledge that imperfections and incompleteness exist. Please contact us with additional resources by emailing us at info@cftompkins.org.

Resource Source Publication Date
Overview of Housing Issues in Tompkins County Ed Marx, Tompkins County Commissioner of Planning September 2016
Oregon Community Foundation – Can it Build a Statewide Legacy of Equity and Inclusion?

New York Community Trust – How Can This Equity Funder Rally Donors and Deepen Grassroots Engagement to Further its Impact?

Philamplify June 2016
Social Justice Philanthropy: The Latest Trend or a Lasting Lens for Grantmaking? National Committee for Responsible Philanthropy May 2005
Social Justice Grantmaking II Highlights Foundation Center 2009
Ninth Annual Equity Report Card Ithaca City School District February 2015

 

Subject Area
Education
Performance and Participation
Educational Attainment in Tompkins County US Census 2010
School Enrollment in Tompkins County US Census 2010
Advance Placement, Class Levels, “Tracking”
Graduation Rates
Drop Out Rates
Suspensions
Post-Graduation Disposition
Median Earnings by Educational Attainment in Tompkins County US Census 2010
Extra-Curricular Participation
Community
Participation/Volunteering
Incarceration, state supervision
Demographics
Annual Estimates of Population in Tompkins County US Census 2010
Households and Families in Tompkins County US Census 2010
Race in Tompkins County US Census 2010
Economic Security
Poverty
Children Characteristics in Tompkins County American Community Survey 2014
People at Specified Levels of Poverty in Tompkins County American Community Survey 2014
Poverty Status in Tompkins County American Community Survey 2014
Employment
Assets
Engagement
Family
Housing
Demographic & Housing Estimates American Community Survey 2014
General Population and Housing Characteristics US Census 2010
Housing and Population Density in Tompkins County US Census 2010
Transportation
Physical and Emotional Health
Environment
Substance abuse
Violence
Nutrition, access to healthy food
Recreation, leisure
quote Marcus Aurelius

We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community. Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.