The Mission

The New Philanthropists is an organization that cultivates diversity, equity and inclusion values on nonprofit boards in order for leaders of color to gain access and opportunity into board service, sustains a board leadership model where ALL can thrive through an anti-racist comprehensive process, and enables nonprofits to be more effective stewards of public trust so that their communities are better served.

Notable Statistics


of board members report as Caucasian*


of all organizations reported that their boards have zero people of color on their board*


of national nonprofits serve populations
of color**


of Austin/Round Rock MSA is made up of people of color***

*Source: BoardSource’s 2021 report “Leading with Intent”
**Source: Annie E. Casey Foundation
***Source: 2020 United States Census

Our Guiding Principles

Our objectives involve the community and its leaders in order to progress towards equity in the nonprofit sector.

Valuing the Whole Person

A board member is more than their financial gift. TNP believes people representing racial and ethnic groups have valuable, real-world insights and contributions to bring to the organization.

Change Takes Work

TNP believes that boards and prospects must assess their readiness for diversity and inclusion, and that self-assessment can enlighten the path toward change.

Relationships Matter

Effective board recruitment has always relied on relationships, and that holds true for prospects of color. Organizations and individuals must align in order to make a successful match.