The Institute for Strategic and Equitable Development, in collaboration with its implementation partner, KHA Inc, has facilitated a philanthropy-focused professional development series since 2016.

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Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Environmental Philanthropy (InDEEP) has engaged over 300 individuals representing organizations with assets that exceed $70 billion. InDEEP’s current philanthropic investors are the S.D. Bechtel, Jr., Doris Duke Charitable, Energy, William and Flora Hewlett, Joyce, Kresge, McKnight, Mertz Gilmore, David and Lucile Packard, and Schmidt Family foundations. InDEEP’s core goal is to increase resources to organizations led by people of color and indigenous communities. Increasingly, InDEEP has received requests to expand its approach and gains through active engagement of foundation executives across philanthropy in a racial equity dialogue.