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Join Us

In “Racial Equity and Philanthropy: Disparities in Funding for Leaders of Color Leave Impact on the Table” research from the Bridgespan Group and Echoing Green lays bare the racial disparity in today’s funding environment, outlines key actions for philanthropy and underscores the essential role that leaders of color play in driving solutions that benefit all.

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Nominate a 1954
Project Luminary

We want to hear from you!

Do you know of Black nonprofit leaders doing impactful work on Innovation in Teaching and Learning, Diversity in Education or Pathways to Economic Mobility?


Use our nominations form or email

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Become a LEAD Partner 

Are you a foundation or nonprofit leader

who is interested in helping diversify the pipeline of talent in philanthropy and social innovation? We’re looking for additional partners to host our incredible interns through the LEAD Summer Internship Program. For information, contact Aaron Smoot at  

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Join Our Team 

The CAFE Group is growing! 

Visit our Careers page to view open roles. 

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Invest in The CAFE Group

You can help increase diversity and equity in the educational and philanthropic landscapes by supporting our work . Click here to donate online, email us at for assistance with additional giving opportunities. 

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