The literature on diversity and philanthropy is growing with over eighty publications produced by nonprofit organizations and scholars since 2003. This report highlights the main themes within the literature and focus on several important new pieces in the field. The literature falls into two broad categories: experiential-based observations and empirical research. This report integrates the two categories (along thematic lines), while noting the distinction. The amount of research based on survey data, extensive interviews or archival/database analysis is limited. Several themes emerge in the literature. This review emphasizes four: issues surrounding differences and similarities in racial/ethnic philanthropy; mapping the evolving landscape of racial and ethnic funds and donor education strategies; wealth creation and philanthropy; and, issues of diversity. To a lesser extent, the report also looks at a few studies on diaspora giving. This literature review was produced through the Donor Research Project which was an initiative of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.