Jennifer Astone is leading her small-staffed foundation to move its assets in strategic ways and documenting the journey for peers. From 2013–2018, under Jen’s leadership as executive director, Swift Foundation ...
When philanthropists are at work, it is often their potential to bestow grants that draws our attention. Yet we know that many foundations, philanthropic families, and individual donors are quietly practicing a kind of philanthropy that counts money as just one resource.
These funders are achieving outsized impact—impact far beyond the size of their dollars or time—and via an entirely different kind of changemaking.
They have converted their giving from simply reviewing proposals and funding individual nonprofits to something more far-reaching and transformational.
We want to shine a light on their style of philanthropy and the mindset of their leaders. Their success shows us that money is only the beginning.
Katherine Zavala sees, senses, and responds to what is possible and what is preferred by her grantee partners. Katherine has spent the vast majority of her career at Thousand Currents, ...
As CEO of Sherwood Trust, Danielle Garbe Reser’s creative thinking is bringing additional philanthropic capital to her region’s underserved rural nonprofit leaders. Sherwood Trust is the largest discretionary funder in ...
The Charles H. Hood Foundation, a family foundation focused on enhancing the lives of children through pediatric research and innovation, recently announced bridge funding for three pediatric research projects in ...
We at the Potts Family Foundation in Oklahoma feel our most important role is not as a funder but as an advocate, convener, and catalyst. Foundations—including those with few staff like ours—have ...
The Fine Fund is a small trustee-run foundation with two very part-time staff, created in 1997 to support organizations using complementary strategies to eliminate toxic chemicals from humans and the ecosystem. ...
This year, Exponent Philanthropy members gave approximately
to their local communities and
across the globe.
from all 50 states
support a wide range of issues.
With few or no staff, Exponent Philanthropy members steward assets of all sizes: