Founded in 2007, The Diamond Empowerment Fund™ (D.E.F.) is a non-profit international organization with the mission to raise money to support education initiatives that develop and empower economically disadvantaged people in African nations where diamonds are a natural resource.

Vision – Helping Africans Help Africa


The Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.) envisions a future when poverty in African nations where diamonds are a natural resource is dramatically reduced through successful fund raising initiatives by the diamond jewelry industry to support projects that educate and empower Africans locally. D.E.F. envisions an effort involving the following:

  • Diamond jewelry industry supporting D.E.F. through the sale of their products with donations to the Fund;
  • People donating to the Fund and also choosing to purchase diamond jewelry products that support D.E.F’s mission;
  • African individuals, educational and service organizations, and government entities addressing poverty and education in keeping with D.E.F’s mission.