Foundations

Foundations of all shapes and sizes (from small family outlets to big names) connect through our initiatives in strategic philanthropy and social investment. Go beyond traditional grant-making – to accelerate and maximise impact.

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We offer a connection point between foundations and all kinds of impact capital providers, with the aim of increasing collaboration and driving systemic change. 

Through insights, events and more, we give foundations the chance to learn the latest trends and practices in the impact ecosystem. Foundations can engage with the greater community to share expertise on social and environmental challenges, impact measurement and management practices and the engaged grant-making approach. 

Foundations have a world of opportunity to accelerate their impact; in fact, they account for only 1% of the total amount attracted by impact investors. This is where foundations get the knowledge and network necessary to scale up their impact. 

Members-only exclusives 

>Meetups on investing endowments for impact, including site visit  

>Meetups on catalytic capital and catalytic grant-making  

>Members-only online offer – new subscription model for members that gives full access to three specialised online courses

>Impact Management: The Next Level

>Tailored capacity building packages for foundations– we design a course based on your specific needs  

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Greatest hits

>Catalytic Grantmaking – Building on our work on catalytic capital with our whitepaper “Catalysing Impact” and our quiz, we had a series of conversations on catalytic grantmaking, including topics like “Grantmaking goes catalytic” and “Granting to develop, not deter, enterprise”.

>Endowments for impact – Conversations like “Foundation Endowment for Impact” and “Investing your Foundation Endowment for Impact – What’s next?” showed how foundations can enhance their impact footprint beyond their programmatic budget’s reach, by investing endowments for impact.

>Foundations along the spectrum of capital stream – Delving into ways to support foundations that are venturing beyond their grant-making, incorporating various financial instruments and engaging in financial mechanisms. 

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