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Diversity in Philanthropy Project

Philanthropy New York

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2008–January 31, 2010
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant supports the Diversity in Philanthropy Project, an initiative designed to advance strategic interventions for equity, diversity, and inclusion in philanthropy. The previous grant enabled the project to coordinate with leading research and professional organizations to develop new data-gathering approaches, engage approximately 1,000 field leaders and executives in high level conversations on diversity issues, and develop a national advisory group of leading CEOs, trustees, and network executives to guide the project. The next phase of the project will focus on four activities: promoting regionally based pilot efforts to improve field data and reporting; producing and disseminating diversity best practice case studies; piloting the first regional voluntary initiatives among committed foundations; and promoting further field-building and collaboration in support of diversity-focused funds. The New York Regional Association of Grantmakers is a membership organization of foundations, corporate-giving programs, and other philanthropies in the metropolitan New York region and beyond.