The 2018 Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals Report: A Tale of Two Sectors
With the inaugural Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals (DAPP) Survey, Funders for LGBTQ Issues asked participants to identify their role within their foundation, their age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, and disability status. This report, produced through a partnership between EPIP, CHANGE Philanthropy, and Funders for LGBTQ Issues, lays out the results of the DAPP survey in aggregate form.
The results of the DAPP Survey revealed a clear divide in the sector between foundations with a social justice focus and those with another focus. To that end, this report is largely a tale of two sectors. Foundations with a social justice focus — meaning their mission statement included the key words or phrases “equity,” “just society,” “social change,” or “social justice” — were far more diverse than foundations with another focus - for example foundations focused on economic opportunity, education, or health and whose mission statements did not include one of the aforementioned key words.
With these findings, the authors hope the philanthropic sector will candidly assess where it is succeeding in areas of diversity and where it could make improvements.
Source: Funders for LGBTQ Issues