We Have A Vision to Change Mindsets About Diversity All Around the USA. Help Us!

Why Donate Now?

Message from Rimi Basu, Executive Director

​Unity in Diversity is a project to change minds. It is an intercultural arts sharing and dialogue event series launched in the nation's capital, Washington, DC, with the purpose of bridging diverse minds through creating intimate spaces for stories, culture, and art to be shared. Our work is multi-fold on an individual, community, and organizational level. Our programming this year is specifically dedicated to empower women-of-color leaders in DC and NY.   
  • Donate for more inclusive leadership. 
  • Donate for more platforms in the USA for diverse, suppressed voices to be heard.
  • Donate for more opportunities for immigrant leaders and artists.
  • Donate to change mindsets and systems for greater diversity and inclusion. 
We believe in the power of collective action and the goodness of humanity in solving the world's pressing problems.  Help us support women-of-color artists and leaders with our work by making a tax-deductible donation as little as $5 today!


Shakti Foundation for Arts and Culture is a 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural arts advocacy organization based in Washington, DC. The mission of the organization is to 1. Use the arts as a vehicle for greater harmony and understanding between cultures, through innovatively pairing programmed cultural arts events with global social justice causes. 2.  Develop new platforms and opportunities for cultural arts and artists, with a focus on arts from the Islamic world, to create greater understanding and reduce bias between the Muslim and non-Muslim worlds. 3.  Facilitate non-violent communication between cultural groups and organizations. The organization currently serves the Washington, DC metropolitan region and New York City through local and regional event programming to develop linkages between the cultural arts and social justice causes. Through partnering with national and international non-profits, including Amnesty International and UNICEF, the organization coordinates live and online events to build diversity and inclusion in communities.


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