The FIU Foundation Office of Inclusive Philanthropy is a university platform for creating equitable systems, inclusive communities, and authentic belonging.
The FIU Foundation Office of Inclusive Philanthropy (FOIP) seeks to achieve systemic change though philanthropy – to generate support for people, programs, and research at FIU that will accelerate equitable opportunities, build inclusive communities, and create a culture of belonging for all people.
On the forefront of inclusive philanthropy, FOIP brings together development professionals, community and industry partners, foundations and corporations, and alumni and friends from diverse backgrounds to inform, implement and evaluate philanthropic strategy and programming that promotes this change. This includes scholarships and wrap-around support services for students, increased faculty diversity, strong and inclusive advisory board governance, social equity research, cultural competence trainings, and improved health and education outcomes.
FOIP empowers philanthropists as drivers of change and embeds them as partners in advancing transformative solutions to achieve 12 targeted equity outcomes. It hopes to lead other university foundations to this work, where they will find in FOIP a national model for inclusive philanthropy in higher education.