Although PEG has always favored clients and leaders with a deep commitment to vulnerable populations -- e.g., low-income people, people of color, immigrants, LGBT people -- over the past few years PEG has redoubled its equity focus, seeking out more partners who (like PEG) explicitly place equity at the “heart” of their work.
The San Francisco Foundation
Since 2015, PEG consultants have supported the San Francisco Foundation in the development and implementation of a comprehensive new foundation-wide strategy focused on racial and economic, culminating in reorganized program areas, grant-making priorities, advocacy priorities, and more, in service of reducing racial inequities within and across the region [last fall the San Francisco Foundation published two case studies detailing their strategy development experience, including their work with PEG, available here].
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
In summer 2016, PEG began work with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation to undertake a similar racial equity planning effort, resulting in seismic shifts in the foundation’s program areas, grant-making, convening, advocacy, communications, and operations.
As well, PEG has supported equity movement leader PolicyLink to gather feedback from leading equity organizations, policy makers, business leaders, funders, and others nationally, in service of helping PolicyLink determine its most value-added roles within the equity movement going forward; and now is supporting PolicyLink national partners MIT CoLab and the Emerald Cities Collaborative to develop comprehensive organization sustainability plans.
Also, in 2017, PEG joined forces with CFLeads (a capacity building organization for community foundations nationally) and PolicyLink to provide technical assistance to 10 community foundations and their leadership teams as part of a new community foundation racial equity network.
Most notable perhaps is that PEG has a growing portfolio of projects with leading grassroots and grass-tops organizations in Puerto Rico (the Center for a New Economy, Espacios Abiertos, Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico, Kilometro Cero, the Open Society Foundations), and seemingly has earned the respect of key PR leaders and funders, who continue to refer organizations to PEG.