Our virtual Grantee Forums ask current and past grantees to share their expertise on specific topics. We archive these gatherings as resources on issues DC communities face, their efforts, and solutions that may inspire those beyond our city.


Compass Report: 2022-2023 Impact Report & Our Plan For Future Directions

We’ve made significant strides toward expanding our support to changemakers as they take bold and impactful action toward systemic change. We hope this report will inform you about our past achievements and ignite excitement for the work left to be done.

2020 Impact and Assessment Report

We conducted our first endeavor in capturing and assessing our work. This report summarizes our findings and considerations of how to continue to strengthen our structure and model.


The Diverse City Fund is part of a larger movement dedicated to redistributing wealth and resources through community-led and participatory grantmaking and increasing knowledge about grassroots work.


To learn more about other community-led grantmaking models for social justice from which we draw inspiration, check out these groups:

  1. Bread and Roses Community Fund (Pennsylvania)
  2. Chinook Fund (Colorado)
  3. Contigo Fund (Florida)
  4. Crossroads Fund (Illinois)
  5. Gulf South Rising (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida)
  6. Haymarket People’s Fund (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont)
  7. Hawai’i People’s Fund (Hawai’i)
  8. Liberty Hill Foundation (Los Angeles, California)
  1. Headwaters Foundation for Justice (Minnesota)
  2. Maine Initiatives (Maine)
  3. MRG Foundation (Oregon)
  4. North Star Fund (New York)
  5. Social Justice Fund Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming)
  6. Third Wave Fund (New York)
  7. Trans Justice Funding Project (National)
  8. Community Connections (Detroit, Michigan)
  9. Transforming Power Fund (Detroit)