Author(s): Lyle Matthew Kan
Topic(s): People of Color, Special Report
This infographic distills findings from The 2018 Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals Report: A Tale of Two Sectors.
Produced in partnership with CHANGE Philanthropy and Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP), both the report and infographic explore diversity in the philanthropic workforce. Overall, we found a statistically significant difference between funders with a social justice focus and all other funders. Social justice funders were much more likely to have higher representation of LGBTQ people, people of color, and people with disabilities.
- People of color accounted for 37.8 percent of people on the staff or board of participating foundations.
- However, the percentage varied depending on a foundation’s focus. People of color made up 45.6 percent of the staff and board at foundations with a social justice focus, while they accounted for 33.0 percent of staff and board at foundations with another focus.
- At foundations with a social justice focus, people with disabilities made up 8.8 percent of staff and boards, compared to 4.8 percent at foundations with another focus.
- Across all participating foundations, 10.3 percent of staff and board were born outside of the United States.
The infographic also offers up recommendations.
We also recommend you explore The Philanthropic Closet: LGBTQ People in Philanthropy for the findings on sexual orientation and gender identity from the inaugural Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals (DAPP) Survey.
Special thanks to the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund for providing the funding to undertake the inaugural DAPP Survey and to SMU DataArts for helping us administer the survey.