Founded in 2007 by Russell Simmons and leaders in the Diamond and Jewelry industry, The Diamond Empowerment Fund™ (D.E.F.) is a non-profit global organization whose mission is to support transformative initiatives in diamond communities throughout the world. We believe that education is a key component to sustainable development, which in turn is essential to empower individuals, communities, and society toward future economic prosperity, stability and advancement.

DEF Proudly Supports Four Beneficiary Organizations:

The Botswana Top Achievers Program in Botswana

CIDA City Campus in South Africa

African Leadership Academy in South Africa

Veerayatan in India