Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Our work at AHP and in healthcare philanthropy still has a ways to go in incorporating diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) in everything we do. Learn more about our beliefs and how we're addressing the issues.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Statement

The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) values and respects diversity. We view individual differences as assets that promote the growth and success of AHP’s goals, its members, and the healthcare philanthropy profession. We’re committed to more deliberately encouraging, supporting and recognizing diverse individual viewpoints and contributions in AHP’s work and creating a culture of belonging for everyone who is a part of AHP. 

We believe a diverse, equitable and inclusive membership is a vibrant membership able to best deliver on better healthcare for all through philanthropy.  We believe diversity is multi-dimensional, encompassing not just race and ethnicity but gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, experience, age, ability, class and more. Embracing individual differences and fostering equity by eliminating barriers that prevent the full participation of all are critical to our mission of inspiring, educating and serving our members as they work to transform healthcare through philanthropy. 

We’re committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members feel that they belong and see themselves as positive change agents for the future of our organization. All philanthropy professionals who wish to work in healthcare, and all individuals already committed to healthcare philanthropy are welcomed into our organization and are encouraged to bring their full selves. This commitment includes, but is not limited to, professionals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, talents and perspectives.


Learn about the individuals who are leading the DEIB Taskforce, and the work they're outlining to bring more diversity into the healthcare philanthropy profession. Learn More >>


As the work of the task force develops, we'll be hosting content and other resources to help you incorporate these practices into your own organization. Topics include:

  • General Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Resources
  • Recruitment
  • Hiring
  • Retention and Engagement
Here are some resources to get you started; if you have others you'd like for us to share on this page with the rest of the AHP community, email us a link or PDF to communications@ahp.org

DEIB Resources

  • Articles and White Papers

  • Books

  • Toolkits

  • On-demand Webinars