Our Commitment to Continuing and Bettering EDI Efforts

For the last three years, Grady Britton, led by our internal Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity team, has been working to increase our EDI proficiency. Through workshops, seminars and partnerships, we’ve learned the best way to improve is to look inward. And do it honestly, with a critical eye. Review our internal policies and practices. Learn, adjust, and take meaningful steps of action.  

And we know “action” is a long-term, ongoing commitment; not a moment. So we’re going to keep at it, doing everything we can to create real change. We began by putting our money where our passions are.  

Which is why throughout June, Griffs, along with an agency match, donated nearly $17,000 to social justice-oriented organizations. While employees chose the individual organizations they gave to, each one supports communities of color across critical initiatives and services, including education, mental health, legal defenses and bail, and the protection of civil and human rights. 

We’re sharing those organizations below in the hope that they’ll continue to be supported beyond now. We welcome your suggestions for others. And we’ll also continue to share our ongoing efforts and progress happening internally to affect things both in our office and out.

ACLU

Basic Rights of Oregon Education Fund

BEAM

Black Lives Matter Global Network

Black Resilience Fund

Black Visions Collective

Don’t Shoot PDX

Elijah McClain

Equal Justice Initiative

Homeless Black Trans women fund

Justice for Breonna Taylor

Loveland Foundation

Marsha P. Johnson Institute

Minnesota Freedom Fund

Movement for Black Lives

NAACP

NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund

National Lawyers Guild San Francisco

Oregon Innocence Project

Self Enhancement, Inc.

Southern Poverty Law Center

United Negro College Fund

Until Freedom

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July 8, 2020
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