Foundation Expands Non-Discrimination Requirements

June 25, 2013  |  Foundation News  | Read More

Announcement

The REACH Foundation is notifying current nonprofit partners and future grantees about an application requirement that reinforces the foundation’s position on non-discrimination, diversity and inclusion.

Beginning with the 2014 grant application cycle, the foundation will require applicants to submit a Board-approved non-discrimination policy with their application that includes race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable law, encompassing both employment and provision of services.

This requirement is consistent with the foundation’s significant investments in cultural competency, and strategic focus on advancing health equity in health care services and outcomes for all individuals.

Organizations that do not have a Board-approved policy in place that includes these considerations may provide a signed statement by their Board chair affirming this statement. Starting in 2014, organizations that apply for funding for 2015 will be asked to submit a Board-approved non-discrimination policy that expressly includes these considerations in order to be considered.

Organizations that have questions about their non-discrimination policies are encouraged to contact a program officer or William Moore, Ph.D., Vice President of Program, Policy and Evaluation, at bill@reachhealth.org. 

Read the statement regarding the non-discrimination policy requirement.

Review additional funding eligibility criteria.