D5 is a five-year effort organized by a coalition of foundations and associations to galvanize philanthropy’s work on diversity, equity and inclusion. The coalition leverages the collective knowledge, experience, and action of more than 17 organizations, representing thousands of foundations. Our name “D5” is representative of our aim for significant diversity change in the next five years (2010-2015).
The collaborative builds on the achievements and lessons learned from the highly successful but short-termed Diversity in Philanthropy Project, which ended in 2009. D5 has since consolidated an alliance, strategy, and commitment to further advance field performance in diversity-related issues by 2015. This collaborative envisions a philanthropic sector where foundations draw on the power of diverse staffs and boards to achieve lasting impact, forge genuine partnerships with diverse communities, and increase access to opportunities and resources for all people.
- D5 Snapshot (PDF)
This two-page summary of the D5 Initiative outlines the vision, priorities and strategies, as well as a list of the current D5 funder advisers, leadership team members, and coalition partners.
- Directory of Population Focused Funds
D5's directory contains entries for over 400 population-focused funds throughout the United States, serving African American, Arab American / Middle Eastern, Asian / Pacific Islander, Hispanic / Latino, Native American, women, and LGBTQ communities. Data is sourced through the Foundation Center and supplemented with data from D5 research.
Visit the D5 website to learn more about this exciting coalition to grow philanthropy's diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- State of the Work 2011: Mapping the Landscape and D5’s Path Forward on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthropy
State of the Work 2011: Mapping the Landscape and D5's Path Forward on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthropy is an effort to map philanthropy's work on these issues and is designed to guide the coalition's work and measure its progress over the next five years. The report confirms the hypothesis that philanthropy has a ways to go on diversity, equity, and inclusion. It includes information about board and staff composition; diversity and inclusion policies and practices; educational programs and tools; grant sizes and recipients; research efforts; and success stories.