About this Guide

About this Guide

The toolkit team

The 2024 High Impact Giving Toolkit was produced by a multi-disciplinary team, comprised of:

Kelly Andrews, MLA, Director of Knowledge Management & Marketing; Ariel Censor, Communications Manager; Alex Keswani, Applied Research and Communications Assistant; Iris Leon, MS, Director of Operations & Strategic Initiatives; Bekezela Mbofana, Applied Research and Communications Assistant; Carol McLaughlin, MD, Senior Advisor; and Katherina Rosqueta, MBA, Founding Executive Director

This working team benefits from the guidance and financial support of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy’s Board of Advisors:

Julie Franklin (co-chair), Barry Porter (co-chair), Tim Fazio, Judy Friedman, Rob Kaufold, Gary Kiang, Danisha Patel, Monica Sasson, and Patricia Silvers.

Our home school

Our home school, Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), is dedicated to the passionate pursuit of social innovation, impact and justice. Together with a worldwide network of global collaborators, SP2 is advancing knowledge that drives justice, equity, and social innovation in a range of critical areas such as homelessness, health equity, social innovation, and more.

CHIP’s work benefits from the involvement of faculty, staff, and students at SP2. We are especially appreciative of partnerships with researchers and practitioners at the Center for Guaranteed Income Research; the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research; and Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy.

Platinum sponsor

Fidelity Charitable has served as the longtime platinum sponsor of the toolkit. Thanks to Fidelity Charitable’s generous financial support, our team is able to make the entire toolkit and downloadable PDF free for anyone interested in using these tools to create greater social impact with their giving.

Fidelity Charitable Logo
Fidelity Charitable

Fidelity Charitable is an independent public charity that has helped donors support more than 328,000 nonprofit organizations with $51 billion in grants. Established in 1991, Fidelity Charitable launched the first national donor-advised fund program. The mission of the organization is to grow the American tradition of philanthropy by providing programs that make charitable giving accessible, simple, and effective.

Additional sponsors:

Anonymous Donors

Our institutional partners

The nonprofit exemplars included in this toolkit were sourced from the following organizational partners. All bring rich networks and share our team’s commitment to ensuring philanthropic funds create greater social impact. Before requesting any additional information from the nonprofits we profiled, our team leveraged the extensive due diligence already conducted by these partner organizations, along with relevant publicly available information.

GreenLight Fund
GreenLight Fund

The GreenLight Fund is a national nonprofit that partners with communities to create opportunities for individuals and families to move out of poverty. It facilitates a community-driven process that matches local needs not met by existing programs to organizations with track records of success elsewhere. https://greenlightfund.org/

Lever for Change

Lever for Change, founded as a nonprofit affiliate of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 2019, has influenced more than $800 million in grants and provided support to more than 140 organizations to date. Lever for Change leverages investments in solutions to the world’s biggest problems — from racial and gender equity to climate change. https://www.leverforchange.org/

Lipman Family Prize
The Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize

The Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize is an annual global prize that celebrates leadership and innovation in the social sector with an emphasis on impact and transferability of practices. Administered by the Wharton School on behalf of the University of Pennsylvania, the Prize is committed to resourcing and connecting change-makers to bring innovative ideas to new places and problems around the world. https://lipmanfamilyprize.wharton.upenn.edu/

Individual acknowlegments

We would like to thank the following individuals who shared their expertise, offered insights, connected us to others, or provided feedback on this project:

Sara Bachman, School of Social Policy & Practice
Laura Bakosh, Inner Explorer
Tony Bowen, Fidelity Charitable
Sarah Bush, Healthy Learners
Larry Cohen, Point Source Youth
Carra Cote-Ackah, Goldman Sachs
Kristen de Paor, School of Social Policy & Practice
Carson Easterly, School of Social Policy & Practice
Luc Estapé, ADES
Ray Hailey, GreenLight Fund
Casey Johnson, GreenLight Fund
Kimberly Leichtner, Lipman Family Prize, The Wharton School
Josh Martin, ADES
Elaine Martyn, Fidelity Charitable
Tunisia Meek, Lipman Family Prize, The Wharton School
Bart Miltenberger, School of Social Policy & Practice
Euria Min, Lipman Family Prize, The Wharton School
Dan O’Donoghue, Genesys Works
Andy Posner, Capital Good Fund
Matt Prichard, HomeStart
Juliana Rosati, School of Social Policy & Practice
Björn Söderberg, Build Up Nepal
Jeff Ubois, Lever for Change
Sarah Walzer, ParentChild+
Lauren Wilkie, Point Source Youth
Jenny Wolfe, Genesys Works

Thank you to alumni of High Impact Philanthropy Academy who shared their wisdom and experience in the webinars included in this toolkit:

Franklin Cumberbatch, Bader Philanthropies
Holly Fogle, The Bridge Fund
Rob Kaufold, Arlington Advisors
Sharlene Kemler, The Loveland Foundation
Rob Longnecker, The Herman H. Fleishman Foundation
Danisha Patel, Long Arc Foundation
Ruth Shaber, Tara Health Foundation
Kim Takeuchi, Unite BVI