Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

We believe a more equitable community will help Park City, now and in the future.

We are committed.

Park City Community Foundation is committed to the advancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion and toward making Park City a place where all people can fully realize their aspirations. 

As an organization, our goal is to infuse equity deeply into our culture and practices. We strive to be inclusive and antiracist, and we we want to inspire the local nonprofit community in its efforts to do the same. We proactively work to improve our diversity, equity, and inclusion knowledge and abilities because doing so is critical to the success of the philanthropy and nonprofit sectors. 

As we continuously learn and grow, we apply these lenses to our work and to how we run our organization. As part of this effort, our team participates in daylong trainings on racial equity and we meet weekly to build our collective capacity and consciousness. We also lead Park City’s Social Equity Initiative that further embeds equity into our work. 

Our definitions.

Diversity = Who is around us? 

Inclusion = Who has a voice? Who participates in making decisions and shaping culture?  

Equity = What are the outcomes? If there are disparities, are they getting smaller? 

We define diversity, equity, and inclusion based on language from the D5 Coalition, Racial Equity Tools Glossary, and UC Berkeley:

Diversity includes all the ways in which people differ, encompassing the different characteristics that make one individual or group different from another. While diversity is often used in reference to race, ethnicity, and gender, we embrace a broader definition of diversity that also includes age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, and physical appearance. Our definition also includes diversity of thought: ideas, perspectives, and values. We also recognize that individuals affiliate with multiple identities.

Equity is the fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups. Improving equity involves increasing justice and fairness within the procedures and processes of institutions or systems, as well as in their distribution of resources. Tackling equity issues requires an understanding of the root causes of outcome disparities within our society.

Inclusion is the act of creating environments in which any individual or group can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate. An inclusive and welcoming climate embraces differences and offers respect in words and actions for all people. It’s important to note that while an inclusive group is by definition diverse, a diverse group isn’t always inclusive. Increasingly, recognition of unconscious or ‘implicit bias’ helps organizations to be deliberate about addressing issues of inclusivity.

Antiracist resources.

We regularly update this antiracist resource page to help other nonprofits on their DEI journey.

Park City’s Social Equity Initiative.

In Park City we have a vision of a complete community where everyone has equitable access to opportunity, and feels respected, included, safe, and empowered. In March 2018, our local City Council announced that “fairness and inclusion in Park City…is imperative to building and preserving a complete community” and voted to add Social Equity as one of the critical priorities to address. Park City Community Foundation is leading the charge and you can learn more about the initiative.

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