The Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy fosters a greater understanding of the ways in which underrepresented people are both inspired and informed donors by providing knowledge, education, and training.
The Institute seeks to understand the perceptions, practices, experiences, and needs of the individuals and institutions that operationalize philanthropy in underrepresented communities and develop programming and services to engage philanthropic practitioners, scholars, and the public at large in conversations and activities to advance this field.
For all who will build our culture of giving
Diversity has been found to have a positive influence on graduation and retention rates for all students in higher education—not just historically underrepresented groups.
Research has found that diverse experiences are positively related to many diﬀerent cognitive outcomes.
Diversity enriches the educational experience for students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, while also improving relations between students of diﬀerent backgrounds.
Success is not important if you don’t share it.William Mays
Athlete to Advocate program launched with Indiana Fever, Anthem Inc.
We have collaborated with the WNBA Indiana Fever and Anthem Inc. on the innovative “Athlete to Advocate” professional executive certificate program, designed to equip professional athletes to become effective advocates for change.
This program will prepare athletes to raise social awareness of the causes they support, advance solutions, and enhance their philanthropic activities and advocacy through their platform as professional athletes.
Diversity and nonprofits
Corporations and governments already understand diversity is good for business. Now is the time for the nonprofit sector to join them.
Learn more about Black Philanthropy
Philanthropic studies professor Tyrone Freeman takes a deeper look at Black philanthropy in these videos, produced for Black Philanthropy month.