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The Noyes Foundation partners with the following organizations:


Logo D5D5 is a five-year coalition to grow philanthropy’s diversity, equity, and inclusion. In 2010, foundations and philanthropy organizations came together to form an unprecedented coalition of 18 infrastructure organizations and set a strategic agenda to help philanthropy become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. The world is changing. We believe philanthropy should change with it. The ultimate goal of this work is to help foundations achieve greater impact in an increasingly diverse landscape.

Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity

Logo Philanthropy NYThe Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE) is a multiyear initiative intended to increase the amount and effectiveness of resources aimed at combating institutional and structural racism in communities through capacity building, education and convening of grantmakers and grantseekers. Since its inception in January 2003, PRE has directly engaged hundreds of foundation representatives (including program staff, management, board members and individual donors) in discussions of racial equity and, in particular, how they can advance the mission of achieving racial equity through their own philanthropic institutions.

Philanthropy New York

Diversity in Philanthropy Initiatives

Philanthropy New York has a long history of supporting programs that seek to increase diversity in the sector and beyond by:

  • forging coalitions with others in the philanthropic sector;
  • undertaking broad-based research;
  • bringing young professionals of color into the field; and
  • creating a standing board committee on diversity to ensure the organization’s proactive engagement with this issue. Its Increasing Diversity in Philanthropy Committee (IDP) promotes the adoption of more inclusive practices by Philanthropy New York members.


This 2012 guide from the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors aims to explain how diversity and inclusion can be used as practical considerations for getting better results. Diversity is the practice of including a full range of perspectives, ideas and experience in philanthropic decision-making. Inclusion seeks the participation of individuals from diverse backgrounds in the process.

Benchmarking Diversity: A First Look at New York City Foundations and Nonprofits

Published by Philanthropy New York and the Foundation Center, October 2009

This report examines the racial, gender, sexuality, and disability staff demographics of participating New York City-area foundations and nonprofits. It also looks at grantmaking policies and data collection around diversity and inclusion, examines the institutional capacities of nonprofit organizations, and looks at the range of ways that nonprofits define themselves as “minority-led.”