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Requirements | 2020 Racial Equity Action Institute


The cost of participating in the Racial Equity Action Institute below. The cost is based on sector and supporting individuals as well as those a part of an organization in this work. 

Nonprofit and Government
$750 individual
$1,500 institutional
Business or Philanthropy
$1,500 individual

$2,500 institutional 

The individual cost is for those who will pay out of their own pocket and the institutional cost is for those who will have their institution pay on their behalf. Northern California Grantmakers is pleased to subsidize a portion of the Racial Equity Action Institute. The cost structure covers the remaining expenses of the program including: consultants, speaker honorariums, food, and materials. We invite our business and philanthropy participants to make an additional contribution of $1500 to help further subsidize the participation of our nonprofit and government colleagues.

*If the cost of participation presents a financial barrier, please contact us to explore alternative arrangements.  

Target Audience

  • are responsible for the implementation of racial equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI) efforts at your current institution and have a minimum of 2 years of overall experience working on these issues;
  • understand your institution’s operations, systems, programs, and leadership structure, and have a level of influence/authority to introduce new ideas, programs, etc;
  • embrace reflection and are open to being challenged/inspired by new/different ideas on practicing REDI work;
  • seek a space to connect with others for support, to build relationships, and to problem-solve on REDI challenges.


In-person sessions: There are six, in-person six-hour sessions (10:00 am - 4:00 pm) required as a part of the Institute. All sessions will take place at NCG’s offices in San Francisco. At one session, there will be an opportunity to network with alumni of REAI. The dates are:

  • August 28, 2020
  • October 2, 2020
  • November 6, 2020
  • December 4, 2020 
  • January 22, 2021
  • February 26, 2021

Optional Check-ins: There are three 60-minute optional check-in calls (11:00 am - 12:00 noon) to dive deeper into the content, connect with cohort members, and offer open space for REDI challenges. The dates are:

  • September 18, 2020
  • October 23, 2020
  • January 8, 2021