Philanthropy's Promise

Join the more than 200 grantmakers that have promised to serve the common good and maximize the impact of their grants. Your foundation can, too!

Philanthropy’s Promise celebrates many of the country’s most innovative and influential grantmaking institutions that seek to maximize the effectiveness of their grants and generate the greatest impact in their communities. Each foundation that has signed on to the initiative is committed to providing at least half their grant dollars for the intended benefit of underserved communities, broadly defined, and at least one quarter of their grant dollars for systemic change efforts involving advocacy, community organizing and civic engagement.

These are smart strategies that have helped many grantmakers get better results.

EXPLORE how Philanthropy’s Promise can help your foundation.


MAKE THE PROMISE along with other leading grantmakers that have signed on.


FIND OUT which foundations have signed on for Philanthropy’s Promise’s and read their public statements.


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