Organizational Profile

D5 Coalition


D5 is a five-year coalition to grow philanthropy’s diversity, equity, and inclusion. We envision a philanthropic sector in which 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.

To realize this vision, we are working toward four big sector changes:

  1. Leaders: New foundation CEO, staff, and trustee appointments more closely reflect U.S. demographic trends.
  2. Action: More foundations take meaningful action to address diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in their organizations.
  3. Funding: Annual funding for diverse communities increases substantially.
  4. Data: Philanthropy has the research capacity to be more transparent about progress on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

D5’s expanding coalition includes: Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy; Associated Grantmakers; Association of Black Foundation Executives; Council of Michigan Foundations; Council on Foundations; Donors Forum; Foundation Center; Funders for LGBTQ Issues; Hispanics in Philanthropy; Horizons Foundation; Joint Affinity Groups; Minnesota Council on Foundations; Native Americans in Philanthropy; Ohio Grantmakers Forum; Philanthropy New York; Philanthropy Northwest; Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors; Women’s Funding Network.

To learn more, connect with, or join the D5 Coalition, contact Kelly Brown, Coalition Director.

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Target Audience: Program staff, Communications staff, Executive staff, Trustees, Donors, Advisors

Services Provided: Resources

Geographic Scope: National

Target Organizations: Community foundation, Public foundation, Donor advised, Corporate grantmaker, Family foundation, Independent, Operating foundation, Giving circle

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