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Final State of the Work

Stories from the Movement to Advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Sow15 D5’s annual report on the state of diversity, equity, and inclusion in philanthropy

Download D5’s Final State of the Work (full report)

Read individual stories from the report on Medium



D5’s Final State of the Work highlights voices of leaders in the field who share their stories of change and progress.  Some are longtime advocates; some are newer enthusiasts. Each of them shares a perspective on what has worked and what challenges remain as they lead their institutions through changes to meet the demands of a new America.

This final report catalogs the stories that tell of human impact and human struggle to create a more equitable philanthropy. Some of these stories are:

  • Rethinking Grantmaking: Using Data to Inform Investments The Meyer Memorial Trust uses data to achieve more equitable grantmaking
  • Engaging Diversity in a Once-Homogeneous City The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque takes action to encourage inclusivity and celebrate diversity
  • Increasing Accessibility in the Arts The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council fosters greater access to arts and culture