Diversity is a tapestry of many spectra, cultures, nationalities, genders, disabilities, and sexual orientations, to name a few. When OIST was first established, we identified diversity and inclusion as one of our core values. In honor of the progress made in the early years at OIST in the area of diversity and inclusion, the OIST Diversity Impact Fund was created. The purpose of the OIST Diversity Impact Fund is to inspire individuals and/or organizations at OIST to identify creative ways to make OIST more inclusive. Projects celebrating diversity and inclusion will be provided funds to make educational, cultural and/or social opportunities available to members of OIST or the broader Okinawan community. Funding will be given for activities that cannot be pursued through the use of government subsidy funding. Your donation to this pool of funds will support the diversity efforts in and beyond OIST.