Knowledge and education on how philanthropy can do more good

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Get on the path to impact

Penn’s High Impact Philanthropy Academy is designed for individual donors, professional grantmakers, and other philanthropic leaders seeking greater impact. Join our Spring 2023 cohort, part-time weekdays March 6 – 17.

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New Guidance

Choosing Change: Assessing Grant Proposals for Addressing Structural Inequality

The Choosing Change toolkit can help donors and funders at all levels identify proposals and teams that have potential to create significant positive impact in the world.

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Understanding Impact

What Is High Impact Philanthropy?

High impact philanthropy is the practice of using philanthropic funds for social impact. Practicing high impact philanthropy starts with a social impact goal, then uses the best available evidence, considerations of cost and impact, and a commitment to ongoing learning to achieve that goal. It’s not about how much you give, but how well you give to drive positive, social change.