High Impact Philanthropy in the Downturn

Focus on Housing, Health, and Hunger: A Guide for Donors

This guide was written for individuals seeking to turn their philanthropic capital into a meaningful difference in people’s lives. To that end, each section includes the following:

  • A brief analysis of the current situation
  • A description of high impact opportunities to improve the situation, including an estimate of the impact and cost of each model. These estimates were derived either from our team’s analysis of available data or from rigorous cost-benefit analyses
  • Examples of the model in practice to help potential donors understand how nonprofits target these issues effectively
  • Contact information for nonprofits mentioned and tips for finding a local nonprofit delivering these models in your community

For more information please see materials from our Donor Education Seminar: Addressing the Needs of Vulnerable Families.

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