Philanthropy in a Changing Society

Achieving Effectiveness through Diversity

Jessica Chao, Julia Parshall, Desir

2008, 77 pages. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, 6 West 48th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY, 10036, (212) 812-4335,

This report was produced to offer background on the historical and current state of diversity in institutional philanthropy, and to stimulate discussions and commitment throughout the field. Funded by a grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors provide useful data on progress-to-date and an analysis of diversity programs that have been funded by foundations in the recent past. This is the first of three publications planned on the subject of diversity in philanthropy. The next two will engage philanthropic leaders, diversity experts and practitioners in deep-thought pieces about new strategies and models for promoting inclusiveness throughout the field of philanthropy.