JEDI, Strategic Approach | March 27, 2024

Download Our 2023 JEDI Annual Impact Report

NWAF staff visit the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery in September 2023 as a JEDI field learning experience.

Our annual justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) report is a conversation starter.

Our JEDI journey helped produce momentous impact in 2023. We changed our mission to center justice—racial, social, and economic. And, our grantmaking supported our priority communities at the highest rate since we started tracking the diversity of grantee partner leadership in 2019. More than 50 percent of grant dollars went to Native-led organizations. More than 90 percent went to organizations led by communities of color.

“There is so much information and learning happening, both individually and collectively,” is just one of the quotes from staff about our JEDI journey in 2023. The report is one way we hold ourselves accountable to you, our readers, and to our communities served.

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