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“It is hard to say ‘no’ graciously; it is even harder to say ‘yes’ wisely.”


The Institute for Wise Philanthropy™ is a firm dedicated to helping individuals, families, and foundations, and the nonprofits they fund, to make better decisions. We believe philanthropic grantmaking should align with the values, culture, and priorities of the funder, be effectively invested in recipient organizations, and be informed by thoughtful and educated decision-making.

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Marker Goldsmith Philanthropy Advisors and Wise Philanthropy provide advisory services to philanthropic families, foundations and grantmakers, including funder education, grantmaking strategy and program evaluation.