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About Us

Institute for Wise Philanthropy™ is a niche philanthropy advisory and education group; our expertise is Strategy, Evaluation, and Education.

We help individuals, families, and foundations to make better and wiser choices about their philanthropic resources. We believe philanthropic grantmaking should align with the values, culture, and priorities of the funder, be effectively invested in recipient organizations and ideas, and be informed by thoughtful and educated decision-making.

Our contracts and fees are exclusively project-based. While our clients have been quite diverse, our advisory clients are primarily middle-sized and smaller funding organizations and foundations, and high net-worth families. Our educational services have been utilized by grantmaking organizations of all sizes.

We accept NO fundraising or development contracts; nor do we provide management, legal, or investment services.

We invite you to contact us to help you customize your grant-making strategies, better engage your family, staff and board, and make a difference as a funder in ways that reflect you.