InDEEP Initiative

Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Environmental Philanthropy (InDEEP) is a professional development series that engages a network of foundation staff, including senior leaders, committed to integrating racial equity and social justice throughout their environmental philanthropy. InDEEP supports environmental grantmakers to cultivate opportunities to increase funding for organizations led by people of color, embed a justice and equity lens to their grantmaking, and strengthen the capacities of grantee organizations and leaders across the field to create a more diverse and inclusive environmental movement.


In two short years, the InDEEP Initiative has reached nearly 400 leaders and staff at 129 foundations, representing total assets of $87.6 billion. To date, the initiative has brought together the funding of 11 foundations to invest in the work. To further deepen its reach, InDEEP has worked with six funder affinity groups. Learn more about the initiative’s accomplishments by reviewing the InDEEP Phase I Report, here.

how can i get involved?

Please email Vanessa Farrell at for more information on upcoming activities and to learn about investor opportunities. We look forward to having you join us on this journey!