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RISE San Diego is the recipient of a $100,000 grant from the San Diego Foundation to provide diversity, equity, and inclusion training to local nonprofits to advance racial and social justice efforts throughout the region. 

The funding is aimed at providing free training to the leadership and staff of a selected cohort of 15 to 20 local nonprofit organizations. According to the San Diego Foundation, priority will be given to organizations that serve North, East, or South County, are located in the San Diego Promise Zone or San Diego Communities of Concern,

The San Diego Foundation said it will also prioritize small organizations- to mid-sized nonprofit organizations led by or serving Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color communities. 

“Like many communities across the country, San Diego is increasingly diverse,” said Pamela Gray Payton, Vice President, Chief Impact and Partnerships Officer at San Diego Foundation. “Through this program, we hope to increase the number of diverse, authentic nonprofit leaders with the ability to lead across differences and better enable community solutions that improve the quality of life in our region.”

The program will hold 10 training workshops designed to inform, enhance and cultivate racial equity for San Diego County nonprofit organizations, with a focus on the root-case analysis of inequities and evidence-based research on their impact on communities. 

The San Diego Foundation said its goal is “to help participating organizations translate theory into action and invite deep inquiry into San Diego’s most challenging problems.” 

To learn more, visit the RISE San Diego website

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