Funding Opportunity for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has developed a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Capacity Building Program for U.S. conservation organizations.

From their site: The Environment Program is launching a new initiative to support diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) capacity building in U.S. conservation organizations. Our support of these efforts is grounded in a fundamental belief that a conservation field that values and integrates a diversity of voices, perspectives and approaches will lead to more positive outcomes for wildlife, the environment and people. We also recognize conservation’s history of racism and inequitable practices and the need to center equity, particularly racial equity, in order for the field to be more responsive to disparities and inequities now and into the future.

A total of $700,000 will be awarded for DEI capacity building in U.S. conservation organizations who have already demonstrated commitment to and action on DEI organizational change. Grants of up to $60,000 over two years will be awarded to approximately 11-12 organizations.

Proposals are due July 31, 2020. More information can be found on the foundation’s website.