The Diamond Empowerment Fund is an international non-profit organization supporting education initiatives in diamond producing countries. Learn more or donate.

Students we help educate:

D.E.F. funds programs that have proven success in providing youth from diamond producing countries with higher education opportunities, including leadership development and entrepreneurial skills building.

D.E.F.’s beneficiary organizations are CIDA City Campus, the African Leadership Academy, and the Botswana Top Achievers program in Africa; and Veerayatan in India. View our full interactive map to learn more about our global presence.

Diamonds Do Good Supporters:

D.E.F.’s Diamonds Do Good Initiative was developed to inspire consumers with the great stories of and behind diamonds. The DDG Initiative highlights the good works and impacts of the diamond and jewelry industries in diamond communities and in other areas where the industry does business globally. The Empowerment Circle Seal—for D.E.F.’s highest level of membership—and the Diamonds Do Good Seal signify a company’s support of our mission.

How you can help:


Your donation will support the empowerment of  youth from diamond producing countries by increasing access to higher education.

Join DEF as an Individual Member

Show your support and help spread the ‘diamonds do good’ message.

DEF Ambassadors:

With guidance from co-founder, Russell Simmonsdesignersathletes and celebrities
are selected for their compassion and commitment to our mission and advocate on our behalf.

GOOD Awards:

The Diamond Empowerment Fund held it's second Annual GOOD Awards on January 10th 2013 at Lavo NYC, honoring two companies and one individual for their GOOD business practices and commitment to education efforts in Africa. Notable attendees included: Jeffrey Wright, Selita Ebanks, and Angela Simmons. For all of the highlights watch the video recap and read more.

Our partners:

We work with leaders from the diamond and jewelry industry who understand the importance of integrating responsible business practices throughout their supply chains. Supporting communities where they do business is part of how they do business.

D.E.F. invites the entire international diamond jewelry industry, including mining companies, designers, manufacturers, and retailers to contact us to find out how they can join the cause and support our mission and efforts.