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Center for Strategic Philanthropy

What We Do

MI Philanthropy advises philanthropists and foundations seeking to develop and implement transformative giving strategies.

By the Numbers

Philanthropy’s Impact

$68trillion

The amount boomers will transfer to their heirs and charities over the next 25 years.

$3.1billion

Our work has impacted over $3.1B in philanthropic dollars.

$438.9billion

The amount of charitable contributions made by individuals, corporations and foundations in 2021.

Innovation Competition
Milken–Motsepe Prize in Green Energy

Registration is now closed for the second in a series of innovation competitions launched in partnership between the Milken Institute and the Motsepe Foundation. Winning teams will demonstrate the ability to deploy distributed green energy solutions at scale in Africa, dramatically expanding access to reliable electricity.

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Solving the Philanthropist's Dilemma

What can be done to prevent well-meant donations from perpetuating the very problems they intend to eradicate?

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The Value of Building an Interdisciplinary Scientific Workforce

The Value of Building an Interdisciplinary Scientific Workforce

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Giving Smarter: Philanthropic Opportunities to Advance Bipolar Disorder Research

This report takes a detailed look at the bipolar disorder research and funding landscapes, and makes recommendations for how philanthropy can advance the field.

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PHILANTHROPY
Stepping off the Sidelines: The Unrealized Potential of Strategic Ultra-High-Net-Worth Philanthropy

Today’s challenges require the resources of high-capacity philanthropists. This report offers recommendations for unlocking the strategic deployment of their capital.

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Giving Smarter Guides

Our Giving Smarter Guides provide a deeper analysis of specific philanthropic opportunities, which highlight promising research efforts and critical funding gaps.

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Earth on the Brink: A Breakthrough in Biodiversity?

Experts discuss workable strategies for ensuring the survival of the human species and how best to muster the allies and political will to carry them out.

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Research
Giving Smarter Guides
Learn how effective philanthropy can help us rebuild in the wake of COVID-19
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Advisory Board
meet the board