Sponsors of the Equity Alliance

The Equity Alliance of the North Coast initiative would not be possible without the generous sponsors, who have granted funds in partnership with Humboldt Area Foundation to keep this work moving forward. We would like to thank: The California Endowment (TCE), The Patricia D. & William B. Smullin Foundation, Humboldt State University (HSU), Footprint Foundation, St. Joseph Health, and First 5 Humboldt

I believe that to make genuine strides toward increased inclusion you must find partners. None of us can do this work on our own. -Lisa Freidman

Partners of the Equity Alliance

In addition to sponsors who have helped fund the work of the Equity Alliance, various local and national partners have actively participated in guiding it forward since December of 2015. Local partners include, but are not limited to: the sponsors listed above, Los Bagels, Footprint Foundation, California Center for Rural Policy (CCRP), McKinleyville Family Resource Center (MFRC), Fortuna Multigenerational Center (MGC), City of Arcata, Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Del Norte, Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, True North Organizing Network, HSU Associated Students, Del Norte CASA and others.

National partners include: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Center for Social Inclusion (CSI), Government Alliance on Race & Equity (GARE), and Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance (LEDA). The dedicated support and time given by these partners is invaluable. The Equity Alliance may also refer to partners as groups or organizations that host events or workshops related to race, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Featured Partners

Government Alliance on Race & Equity

The Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) is a national network of government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all. Across the country, governmental jurisdictions are:

  • Making a commitment to achieving racial equity
  • Focusing on the power and influence of their own institutions, and
  • Working in partnership with others

When this occurs, significant leverage and expansion opportunities emerge, setting the stage for the achievement of racial equity in our communities.

GARE is a joint project of the Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society and Center for Social Inclusion (CSI). 

Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance

The Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance (LEDA) works to dismantle barriers to ensure people of all ethnic backgrounds have equal access and opportunity to participate fully in the life of the community.

Influenced by national dialogue and research on racial equity, LEDA forms a bridge between formal and informal leaders and individuals throughout our community and region. This model establishes credibility, expertise, and accountability; increases visibility and awareness; and fosters defined, sustainable initiatives and outcomes.

Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society

The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society is a nationally recognized center of researchers and practitioners working with government, social and economic institutions across the nation interested in shifting to more inclusive practices and policies.

Haas is led by john a. powell (spelled without capitals), a Professor of Law, African American Studies and Ethnic Studies at the UC, Berkeley School of Law. A co-founder of the Poverty and Race Research Action Council, he has been instrumental in leading community organizations, local governments and large institutions in adopting inclusive policies and practices. He is the author of Racing to Justice: Transforming Conceptions of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society.

john regularly consults with philanthropic organizations seeking to create agendas for racial equity and inclusion across multiple dimensions of difference. As part of this work, he serves on the Board of the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE), the Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC), and the TIDES Foundation. Professor powell also founded the American Values Institute, now the Perception Institute, which was one of the first consortiums to focus on implicit bias and the mind science outside the academy. More recently, professor powell has been looking at issues of marginality through the lens of othering and belonging.

Center for Social Inclusion

The Center for Social Inclusion's (CSI) mission is "to catalyze communities, government, and other institutions to dismantle structural racial inequity and create equitable outcomes for all."

CSI works closely with the Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society on the Government Alliance on Race & Equity (GARE) as a joint project. 


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