Engaging experience, on campus and online
High Impact Philanthropy Academy brings a small cohort to Penn’s Ivy League campus to build a foundation together, then continues in an online format as you return home and spend time working and meeting with faculty, guests, and your cohort online. Each lesson builds on each other, creating a deep learning environment where you apply what you learn. You leave the program ready to make a bigger social impact with a supportive network.
High Impact Philanthropy Academy curriculum is rooted in CHIP’s 13+ years of helping individual donors and professional grantmakers worldwide achieve greater social impact. Classroom cases and discussion incorporate CHIP’s latest guidance on crisis grantmaking, addressing inequality, and accessing talent and networks to fulfill social impact goals.
We keep each cohort small to maintain engagement among participants and instructors. The format combines campus and online interactive learning to provide a high-quality educational experience and facilitate peer-to-peer connections that are the hallmarks of the program.
What our community says
About the value of the cohort
Recent alumni talk about the close connections they formed among highly qualified students with different points of view.
About faculty interactions
“I am so grateful to [the faculty] and all the presenters. You all created an environment where it was safe to speak openly and ask questions. You were so responsive to every issue we threw your way."
"Kat's presentation on High Impact Philanthropy defined and quantified social impact in a manageable way. It was expertly presented with memorable examples and accessible concepts. The exercise at the end put the concepts into a practice session."
About the learning environment
Recent alumni discuss how faculty create an open, invigorating environment within each cohort.
About attending with a family member or colleague
“I'm glad I did this program. A big part of what I liked was taking the class with my daughter. I think that will help our whole family in working on these issues.”
"My sister and I both attended in Fall 2018 and we are still reaping the benefits from Richard's and Kat's program."
About our proven curriculum
Learn about Penn’s High Impact Philanthropy Academy from Center for High Impact Philanthropy founding executive director and lead faculty member, Katherina ‘Kat’ Rosqueta, and recent program alumni. Review the curriculum and course details ranging from class size to the profile of an ideal candidate.
Ready to Apply?
Our admissions process includes an online application and an interview with our team. Apply now to continue your high impact journey. Not ready to apply yet but would like to learn more? Connect with us to learn more.