In 2018, FADICA members came together to shape proactive and collaborative solutions to the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church and in society. FADICA’s Safeguarding Initiative—inspired by the Funder Safeguarding Pledge—enables member funders and their grantee partners to access no-cost resources and expert support, focused on safe organizational environments for everyone.
FADICA believes that philanthropy can boldly proclaim the priority of safeguarding. By working together, funders and grantee partners can improve operational practices that protect vulnerable persons, while contributing to a broader cultural conversation that moves the needle for organizational safeguarding norms.
Safeguarding best practices require knowledge and investment from all members of a community. Funders are well-placed to walk with partners, developing their own internal best practices, while also helping deliver diverse resources, access, and costly capacity-building to grantee partners.
Shared values inform many philanthropic relationships, and safeguarding, rooted in acknowledging and protecting the dignity of all persons, is no exception. Safeguarding efforts from funders and grantees can complement existing efforts from nonprofits, government, and religious institutions.
View our targeted resources for direct-service providers and nonprofits serving children and vulnerable adults.
Questions? Comments? Keep the conversation going! Whether you would like to discuss safeguarding goals, planning, or resources available to your organization, our team is here to help. Connect with us via email below, and let us know how we can support you.
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