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Investing in Diversity,
Equity and Inclusion in
Our Communities

Our efforts in DEI go beyond the workplace. We recognize that financial organizations not only have a social and ethical responsibility to combat systems, policies, and practices that lead to social and racial injustice—it’s simply good business. Our ability to build brighter financial futures relies on both the diversity of our people and an inclusive and equitable society that enables all people to thrive.

Internally, we are focused on increasing DEI among our leadership, employees, and suppliers. Externally, we’ve joined our employees to support organizations working toward social and racial justice and equity in traditionally underserved communities. In 2021, Discover provided an $80,000 grant to YWCA Metropolitan Chicago for their Racial Justice and Activism programming and Racial Justice League initiative. Through this programming, YWCA is developing resources related to providing racial justice training and education, combating healthcare disparities in communities of color, and conducting state-wide and local policy reviews.

Beyond our grant to YWCA, in 2020 we launched an employee match campaign to support leading racial justice organizations. In 2020, Discover and our employees raised nearly $300,000. We combined those funds with several one-time donations to provide more than $530,000 in support to organizations including:

Since 2020, Discover
and its employees
have invested nearly $2.1M in COVID-19 relief funds and support for organizations fighting against racial injustice.

  • ACLU Foundation
  • Race Forward
  • NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
  • Equal Justice Initiative
  • National Urban League, Inc.