D5 was a five-year coalition to advance philanthropy’s diversity, equity, and inclusion. We started in 2010—by forming an unprecedented coalition of 18 infrastructure organizations and setting a strategic agenda to help philanthropy become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. It became a growing collaboration of foundations large and small, individual donors, regional and national associations, and organizations that focus on diverse communities. Together, it was a powerful, national network with the potential to impact philanthropy at every level.
D5 built on the achievements and lessons of many in the field. The decades-long work of affinity groups and other partners on diversity issues are essential building blocks of D5′s work going forward. In 2007, 50 foundations and allied leaders began the Diversity in Philanthropy Project (DPP), a time-limited campaign to expand diversity in the field. D5 was the culmination of this effort.
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