Although PEG has always favored clients and leaders with a deep commitment to vulnerable populations—e.g., low-income people, people of color, immigrants, LGBT people—over the past year PEG has redoubled its equity focus, seeking out more partners who (like PEG) explicitly place equity at the “heart” of their work.
From summer 2015 to the present, PEG consultants have supported the San Francisco Foundation in the development of a comprehensive new “equity strategy,” culminating in reorganized program areas, grant-making priorities, advocacy priorities, and more, in service of reducing racial inequities within and across the region. In summer 2016, PEG began work with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation to undertake a similar effort. As well, PEG is supporting PolicyLink to gather feedback from leading equity organizations, policy makers, business leaders, funders, and others nationally, in service of helping PolicyLink determine its most value-added roles within the equity movement going forward.
Especially in light of increasingly hostile political rhetoric and prospective federal policy, we are more concerned than ever for the well-being of many vulnerable populations. Over the coming year, we hope to expand our partnerships with advocates for immigrant rights, civil liberties, criminal justice reform, and related movements.