Giant Steps Foundation values responsible and effective philanthropy. Our mission requires a commitment to inclusiveness as a fundamental operating principle. It also calls for affirmations of diversity in its many forms, encompassing but not limited to:

  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Economic circumstance
  • Geography
  • Philosophy
  • Sexual identity

Diversity ensures that a range of perspectives, opinions, and experiences are recognized and acted upon in achieving our mission. We ask grantees to make a similar commitment to inclusiveness in order to be more effective and better enhance their abilities to contribute to our changing society.

In order to help promote diversity, Giant Steps Foundation has started to review the composition of applicants’ Board of Directors, staff leadership and staff as a whole. We will soon ask to review the policies, goals and associated practices of our grantees that guide their Board and staff practices regarding diversity and inclusiveness. In each instance, we may take the information we receive into consideration in our grantmaking. Furthermore, we encourage our grantees to extend their responsibility to diversity to include contractors and vendors.