Our Commitment to Equity
The Maddox Fund is committed to helping create a more just and equitable community. We fulfill this commitment with our partners by recognizing and addressing the systemic injustices that have marginalized communities and continue to leave many people behind. We engage in and reimagine partnerships to advance education, marginalized youth, and wildlife conservation.
Undergirding this commitment is the conviction that all human beings are interconnected, not just with one another, but with all of nature – a belief that makes our desire to foster connection and a sense of belonging even more urgent.
"A State of Becoming"
and how it will affect the 2020 grant application.
See what we learned.
Below are the definitions of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice as they apply to the context of our work.
We understand that this work is not simple. Maddox developed this diagram to help us frame our work and the work of our partners. It places equity and justice in the center. We also recognize the multidimensional nature of racism and understand that work towards liberation requires us to address oppression at multiple levels. For more on how Maddox understands this, please see this video.
We have compiled a number of resources we found helpful to us on our Equity Resources page. Our learning is ongoing and we welcome any discussion. If you have any questions, thoughts, suggestions, or just want to talk, please contact us.