SPRINGFIELD – To support and encourage more diversity and inclusion in the nonprofit sector, State Senator Adriane Johnson led a new law that requires certain nonprofit organizations to disclose the aggregate demographic data of their boards of directors and officers.

“It is crucial for diversity and inclusion to be embraced within the non-profit sector, as many of these organizations serve diverse communities,” said Johnson (D-Buffalo Grove). “Inclusive leadership positions of nonprofits will enhance the organization’s overall mission.”

The new law requires charitable organizations that annually report $1 million or more in grants to other charitable organizations to disclose on their public-facing websites the aggregate demographic data of their boards of directors. This demographic data includes race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation and gender identity. Additionally, in collecting this information, the organization must provide an opportunity for individual board members to decline to disclose any or all of their personal demographic information.

“Diversity brings together a range of experiences, perspectives and ideas, and it’s essential nonprofits embrace these differences,” said Johnson. “I want this law to not only support, but encourage more diversity in their organizations.”

Senate Bill 2930 was signed into law Sunday and takes effect Jan. 1, 2025.