Non-profit

Institute for Strategic and Equitable Development

Website:

www.sedinstitute.org/

Location:

NEW YORK, NY

Tax ID:

47-5672323

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2017):

Revenue: $250,000
Expenses: $213,855
Assets: $36,145

The Institute for Strategic and Equitable Development (ISED) is a left-of-center entity that lobbies philanthropies to fund issues and causes related to left-progressive visions of race and ethnicity. [1] ISED has set a goal that 80% of all philanthropic revenues go towards solving racial inequity issues. [2]

ISED seeks to achieve that end through partnering with two other left-of-center racial-equity consultancies, Keecha Harris and Associates (KHA) and AW Strategies (AWS). [3] Together, they host the Presidents’ Forum, which is a gathering of large philanthropies. [4] The Presidents’ Forum spawned from a joint effort between ISED and KHA called Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in Environmental Philanthropy (InDEEP). InDeep is a racial-quity professional development curriculum that serves 120 foundations with a combined $87 billion in revenues. [5]      

Leadership

Celia Naylor is the president of Institute for Strategic and Equitable Development, a Columbia University graduate, and a professor of Africana Studies at Barnard College. She has written about African and indigenous peoples in the United States. She authored a book, African Cherokees in Indian Territory: From Chattel to Citizens. Naylor is working on a book about the experiences of slaves. [6]

Amanda Storey is the vice president of ISED, the executive director at Jones Valley Teaching Farm and a left-of-center food and agriculture activist. [7]

Partner

The Institute for Strategic and Equitable Development partners with Keecha Harris and Associates (KHA) in multiple ways and paid them $450k in 2018. [8] KHA and ISED both operate InDeep and the Presidents’ Forum. KHA independently works with large left-of-center foundations with a combined value of nearly $100 billion including the William and Flora Hewlett, Robert Wood Johnson, Schmidt Family, W.K. Kellogg, and David and Lucile Packard Foundations as well as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). [9]

Presidents’ Forum

The Institute for Strategic and Equitable Development authored publications from each of the three meetings of the Presidents’ Forum. [10] The forum convenes for the purpose of educating philanthropies on left-of-center approaches to correct historical and alleged continuing societal exclusions of people of color by eliminating past, present and future obstacles to equal opportunities. [11]

The forum claims that structural racism exists because of foundations in “whiteness” and white supremacy in places like Alabama. Examples of structural racism included purported voter suppression and gerrymandering. One of the six principles of the forum is that nearly every aspect of philanthropic giving touches on racial issues. It believes race drives funding into education, the environment, health, housing, the arts and more. [12]

The Presidents’ Forum was facilitated by Yavilah McCoy, a Black Lives Matter activist[13] who has been a member of the steering committee for the controversial Women’s March. [14]

Funds

InDeep

The Institute for Strategic and Equitable Development funds and facilitates with Keecha Harris and Associates a professional development curriculum for philanthropies called Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in Environmental Philanthropy (InDeep). [15]

InDeep is a left-of-center environmental professional teaching series with a focus on left-of-center social and racial policies. It aims to drive environmentalist funders to support organizations led by minorities to create more ethnic diversity in the environmentalist movement. [16]

Donors

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation[17] is a multi-billion dollar left-of-center environmentalist and social policy foundation. [18]

The Libra Foundation[19] was founded by left-of-center Hyatt and Marmon heir Nicholas Pritzker as a climate change and social justice firm. [20]

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation[21] supported the Institute for Strategic and Equitable Development in 2019 with a donation towards the InDeep initiative. [22]

References

  1. “The Racial Equity Leadership Imperative.” The Racial Equity Leadership Imperative, 2019. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5b730c10fcf7fd8757b4d7d4/t/5cdc0a295607bb0001dc01b1/1557924395816/Presidents Forum Mar2019 Report v1.pdf. ^
  2. “The Racial Equity Leadership Imperative.” The Racial Equity Leadership Imperative, 2018.https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5b730c10fcf7fd8757b4d7d4/t/5c5453b3c83025d06e72f622/1549030331108/Presidents Forum Dec13 2018 Report v4.pdf. ^
  3. “Partners.” Institute for Strategic and Equitable Development. Accessed April 16, 2020. https://www.sedinstitute.org/partners. ^
  4. “The Racial Equity Leadership Imperative.” The Racial Equity Leadership Imperative, 2018. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5b730c10fcf7fd8757b4d7d4/t/5c5453b3c83025d06e72f622/1549030331108/Presidents Forum Dec13 2018 Report v4.pdf. ^
  5. “The Racial Equity Leadership Imperative.” The Racial Equity Leadership Imperative, 2018. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5b730c10fcf7fd8757b4d7d4/t/5c5453b3c83025d06e72f622/1549030331108/Presidents Forum Dec13 2018 Report v4.pdf. ^
  6. Marshood, Tamer. “Celia E. Naylor.” CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF SOCIAL DIFFERENCE. CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF SOCIAL DIFFERENCE, January 25, 2017. https://www.socialdifference.columbia.edu/faculty-/celia-e-naylor. ^
  7. Helmer, Lauren. “Amanda Storey: FACES of Birmingham.” StyleBlueprint, January 24, 2016. https://styleblueprint.com/birmingham/everyday/amanda-storey-faces-of-birmingham/. ^
  8. A 990-PF: The Institute for Strategic and Equitable Development, Return of a Private Foundation (Form 990-PF), 2018, Section B https://www.guidestar.org/profile/47-5672323 ^
  9. “Government.” Keecha Harris and Associates. Accessed April 16, 2020. https://khandassociates.com/government/. ^
  10. “The Racial Equity Leadership Imperative.” The Racial Equity Leadership Imperative, 2018.https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5b730c10fcf7fd8757b4d7d4/t/5c5453b3c83025d06e72f622/1549030331108/Presidents Forum Dec13 2018 Report v4.pdf. ^
  11. “The Racial Equity Leadership Imperative.” The Racial Equity Leadership Imperative, 2018. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5b730c10fcf7fd8757b4d7d4/t/5c5453b3c83025d06e72f622/1549030331108/Presidents Forum Dec13 2018 Report v4.pdf. ^
  12. “The Racial Equity Leadership Imperative.” The Racial Equity Leadership Imperative, 2019. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5b730c10fcf7fd8757b4d7d4/t/5d291ac5e26e6d000197e10d/1562974919763/Presidents Forum June2019 Report v1.pdf. ^
  13. Cohen, Debra Nussbaum. “The Jewish Activist behind the Black Lives Matter Platform Calling Israel’s Treatment of Palestinians ‘Genocide’.” haaretz.com, April 10, 2018. https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/americas/.premium-the-jewish-activist-behind-the-black-lives-matter-platform-calling-israels-treatment-of-palestinians-genocide-1.5422310. ^
  14. “Yavilah McCoy Addresses the Women’s March in Washington, D.C.” Jewish Women’s Archive, February 28, 2019. https://jwa.org/thisweek/feb/28/2019/yavilah-mccoy-addresses-womens-march-washington-dc. ^
  15. “Investing Funders.” InDEEP Initiative. Accessed April 16, 2020. https://www.indeepinitiative.org/investing-funders. ^
  16. “Investing Funders.” InDEEP Initiative. Accessed April 16, 2020. https://www.indeepinitiative.org/investing-funders. ^
  17. A 990-PF: THE WILLIAM & FLORA HEWLETT FOUNDATION, Return of a Private Foundation (Form 990-PF), 2017, Part 15 ^
  18. [1] “Discover The Networks.” Discover the Networks | William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Accessed April 16, 2020. https://www.discoverthenetworks.org/organizations/william-and-flora-hewlett-foundation. ^
  19. “Grantees.” The Libra Foundation. Accessed April 16, 2020. https://www.thelibrafoundation.org/grantees/. ^
  20. “Nicholas Pritzker.” Ballotpedia. Accessed April 16, 2020. https://ballotpedia.org/Nicholas_Pritzker ^
  21. “Discover The Networks.” Discover the Networks | David and Lucile Packard Foundation (DLPF). Accessed April 16, 2020. https://www.discoverthenetworks.org/organizations/david-and-lucile-packard-foundation-dlpf. ^
  22. “Institute for Strategic and Equitable Development.” The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Accessed April 16, 2020. https://www.packard.org/grants-and-investments/grants-database/institute-for-strategic-and-equitable-development-4/. ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: December 1, 2015

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2017 Dec Form 990 $250,000 $213,855 $36,145 $0 N $250,000 $0 $0 $0

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