White and wealthy 

Caroline Fiennes, Helen Owen and Charles Keidan

The Alliance diversity survey reveals some gaps but we only know so much.


When Alliance magazine was planning its special feature, it wanted the issue to be informed by data on diversity in institutional philanthropy in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, class and disability. As limited data are available, Alliance decided to conduct its own survey.

Our primary focus is foundations (because foundation staff comprise most of our readers), but we also hoped to gather data about the wider philanthropy ecosystem, including philanthropy advisors, consultants and academics.

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Diversity in the social investment field  

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