The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Environment Program is proud to launch a new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Capacity Building Program to support DEI organizational change in U.S. conservation organizations. Now, more than ever, it is critical for the conservation field to sustain and accelerate the progress made on DEI over the last several years and to take action against systemic racism.
Grants of up to $60,000 over two years will be awarded to approximately 11-12 organizations who have already demonstrated commitment to and action on DEI organizational change. We seek to support a diverse cohort of grantees – ranging from white-led to Black, Indigenous and people of color-led, small to large, and community based to nationally focused – to demonstrate that DEI learning and growth is important for all types of organizations. A total of $700,000 will be awarded, and grantees will also have the opportunity to engage in peer learning with the other organizations in this cohort.