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Whether advising families and foundations or incubating new nonprofits and collaboratives, explore how we're approaching important issues and helping foster innovation in philanthropy.

Arts & Culture

ArtPlace America

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ArtPlace America

Working to position arts and culture as a core sector of comprehensive community planning and development in order to help strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of communities.

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Friends of China Exploration and Research Society

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Friends of China Exploration and Research Society

FCERS was established to support the mission of the China Exploration and Research Society, a Hong Kong registered NGO with a 30-year history of successfully exploring, documenting, interpreting and conserving the cultural and natural heritage of China and periphery countries.

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Fundación Amparo

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Fundación Amparo

RPA's work with a Mexican family foundation transitioning leadership to its next generation.

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Upstart Co-Lab

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Upstart Co-Lab

Creating opportunities for artist innovators to deliver social impact at scale.

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Economic Development

100 Resilient Cities

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100 Resilient Cities

Helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.

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Digital Frontiers Institute

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Digital Frontiers Institute

Building the capacity of FinTech Professionals in order to enable the acceleration and growth of robust digital financial services, which in turn will drive financial inclusion in developing markets.

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Fund for Gulf Communities

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Fund for Gulf Communities

Strengthening community resilience in the Gulf region.

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Gateway Financial Innovations for Savings (GAFIS)

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Gateway Financial Innovations for Savings (GAFIS)

Working with leading banks in developing countries to help design and deliver new, inclusive savings products.

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The Girl Effect

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The Girl Effect

Changing the world for girls so that girls can change the world. Using a pioneering integrated brand approach, Girl Effect works to re-frame the value of girls and shape new social norms that break the cycle of poverty.

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Global Pipeline for Social Entrepreneurship

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Global Pipeline for Social Entrepreneurship

Priming the pump for global social entrepreneurship by supporting individual entrepreneurs, fostering the growth of social entrepreneurship ecosystems, and increasing awareness and support for social innovators in developing countries.

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Oceti Sakowin Power Authority

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Oceti Sakowin Power Authority

An unprecedented partnership among seven South Dakota Sioux Tribes to develop their valuable wind resources into one of the largest utility-grade wind power installations in the country.

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OPTIX

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OPTIX

Helping microfinance institutions and cooperatives provide low-income clients with secure and affordable financial tools.

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SDG Philanthropy Platform

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SDG Philanthropy Platform

Helping philanthropy engage in the global development agenda.

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Education

California Education Policy Fund (CEPF)

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California Education Policy Fund (CEPF)

Supporting nonprofit organizations focused on education policy reform, implementation and advocacy at the state and local levels.

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Collaborating Districts Initiative

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Collaborating Districts Initiative

In 2011, NoVo Foundation and CASEL launched the Collaborating Districts Initiative (CDI), a national effort aimed at supporting districts’ capacities to promote Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) for all students. The CDI has two primary goals. The first is to develop districts’ capacities to plan, implement and monitor systemic changes that will impact schools and classrooms in ways that enhance students’ social-emotional development and academic performance. The second goal is to document lessons learned that can inform future efforts to support systemic SEL implementation in districts across the country.

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Digital Frontiers Institute

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Digital Frontiers Institute

Building the capacity of FinTech Professionals in order to enable the acceleration and growth of robust digital financial services, which in turn will drive financial inclusion in developing markets.

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The Earth Charter Fund

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The Earth Charter Fund

The Earth Charter Fund supports the work of the Earth Charter International. ECI promotes the sustainability and global ethic vision that is articulated in the Earth Charter, and coordinates a global movement of individuals and organizations that are using the Earth Charter as a framework. It also develops educational programs and research activities at the intersection of education, sustainability, and ethics. The Earth Charter is the product of a decade-long, worldwide, cross-cultural dialogue on common goals and shared values. It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole human family, the greater community of life, and future generations.

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Echidna Giving

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Echidna Giving

Working to get more girls, into better schools, to live better lives. Echidna Giving joins critical thinkers, innovators, and practitioners to advance girls’ education in the developing world.

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EdReports

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EdReports

Increasing the capacity of teachers, administrators and leaders to seek, identify and demand the highest-quality instructional materials.

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High Achievement New York

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High Achievement New York

Ensuring every student in New York State, no matter where they come from, receives a first-rate education through high standards that will help them stay on track and prepare them for college and careers.

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High Quality Assessment Project

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High Quality Assessment Project

Building the capacity of advocates, civil rights organizations, policymakers, parents and educators within states to ensure students have access to high-quality assessments that provide information about whether they are on track to be college- and career- ready.

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International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity

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International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity

A major new global initiative engaging world leaders, policy makers and researchers to develop a renewed and compelling investment case and financing pathway for achieving equal educational opportunity for children and young people.

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LIGHT Awards

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LIGHT Awards

Leveraging Innovation by Growing and Honoring Teachers.

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Jonas Center

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Jonas Center

Improving healthcare through Nursing, with grantmaking to advance scholarship, leadership and innovation.

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Environment

100 Resilient Cities

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100 Resilient Cities

Helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.

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The Breakthrough Institute

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The Breakthrough Institute

A pioneering research institute changing how people think about energy and the environment.

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Climate Nexus

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Climate Nexus

A strategic communications organization dedicated to changing the conversation on climate and clean energy solutions in the U.S.

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The Earth Charter Fund

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The Earth Charter Fund

The Earth Charter Fund supports the work of the Earth Charter International. ECI promotes the sustainability and global ethic vision that is articulated in the Earth Charter, and coordinates a global movement of individuals and organizations that are using the Earth Charter as a framework. It also develops educational programs and research activities at the intersection of education, sustainability, and ethics. The Earth Charter is the product of a decade-long, worldwide, cross-cultural dialogue on common goals and shared values. It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole human family, the greater community of life, and future generations.

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Friends of China Exploration and Research Society

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Friends of China Exploration and Research Society

FCERS was established to support the mission of the China Exploration and Research Society, a Hong Kong registered NGO with a 30-year history of successfully exploring, documenting, interpreting and conserving the cultural and natural heritage of China and periphery countries.

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Fund for Gulf Communities

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Fund for Gulf Communities

Strengthening community resilience in the Gulf region.

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Global Partnership for Sharks and Rays

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Global Partnership for Sharks and Rays

A partnership of leading philanthropies dedicated to solving the global shark and ray crisis and safeguarding the health and vitality of our oceans.

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Oceans 5

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Oceans 5

Oceans 5 is an international funder collaborative dedicated to protecting the world’s five oceans. Oceans 5 focuses its investments and support on large, opportunistic projects and campaigns to establish marine reserves and constrain overfishing.

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Sustainable Endowments Institute

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Sustainable Endowments Institute

Pioneering research, education and outreach to advance resilient institutional responses to the climate crisis.

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Health & Science

100 Resilient Cities

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100 Resilient Cities

Helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.

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Climate Nexus

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Climate Nexus

A strategic communications organization dedicated to changing the conversation on climate and clean energy solutions in the U.S.

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Ebola Survival Fund

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Ebola Survival Fund

Meeting urgent needs while investing in long-term solutions that strengthen the health delivery infrastructure in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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Jonas Center

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Jonas Center

Improving healthcare through Nursing, with grantmaking to advance scholarship, leadership and innovation.

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The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund

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The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund

Supporting health and entrepreneurship through the NYC Green Carts campaign.

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MDG Health Alliance

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MDG Health Alliance

An initiative of the UN Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals and for Malaria. The Alliance operates in support of Every Woman Every Child, an unprecedented global movement spearheaded by the Secretary-General to mobilize and intensify global action to improve the health of women and children.

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Impact Investing

Catalyst Fund

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Catalyst Fund

Supporting early stage start-ups in the inclusive fintech space who have difficulty securing the capital and expertise needed to test their products and ideas.

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Climate Nexus

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Climate Nexus

A strategic communications organization dedicated to changing the conversation on climate and clean energy solutions in the U.S.

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Global Pipeline for Social Entrepreneurship

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Global Pipeline for Social Entrepreneurship

Priming the pump for global social entrepreneurship by supporting individual entrepreneurs, fostering the growth of social entrepreneurship ecosystems, and increasing awareness and support for social innovators in developing countries.

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Impact Investing: an Introduction

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Impact Investing: an Introduction

This guide is part of our Philanthropy Roadmap series and is expressly written for donors who may wish to complement traditional grantmaking approaches as they invest their assets to promote change.

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Supporting Social Entrepreneurship

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Supporting Social Entrepreneurship

Part of our Philanthropy Roadmap series, this guide is designed to help philanthropists evaluate whether they want to include support for social entrepreneurs in their giving or investment programs, and how to begin doing so.

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Sustainable Endowments Institute

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Sustainable Endowments Institute

Pioneering research, education and outreach to advance resilient institutional responses to the climate crisis.

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Upstart Co-Lab

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Upstart Co-Lab

Creating opportunities for artist innovators to deliver social impact at scale.

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Rights

D5 Coalition

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D5 Coalition

Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in philanthropy.

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Diversity, Inclusion & Effective Philanthropy

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Diversity, Inclusion & Effective Philanthropy

Part of the Philanthropy Roadmap series, this guide aims to explain how diversity and inclusion can be used as practical considerations for getting better results.

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Executives’ Alliance

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Executives' Alliance

A network of national, regional, and community foundations driven by a bold vision that all boys and men of color will enjoy full inclusion in all the opportunities America has to offer.

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Fund for Shared Insight

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Fund for Shared Insight

A funding collaborative working to improve philanthropy by fostering openness between foundations, grantees and those we seek to help.

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The Girl Effect

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The Girl Effect

Changing the world for girls so that girls can change the world. Using a pioneering integrated brand approach, Girl Effect works to re-frame the value of girls and shape new social norms that break the cycle of poverty.

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Just Beginnings Collaborative

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Just Beginnings Collaborative

Strengthening the capacity of leaders and organizations working to end child sexual abuse, creating a community of investors committed to the long-term sustainability of this work, and developing an effective social change campaign.

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Ready to Work Business Collaborative

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Ready to Work Business Collaborative

An independent, non-governmental association of business leaders whose mission is to work in collaboration with local, state and national partners to accelerate the employment of ready to work talent.

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