Founders Pledge Funds

The Founders Pledge Funds are an opportunity for members to pool their donations and maximise their impact. They work much like a managed investment fund, only with the Fund Managers using their expertise to turn contributions into social good, rather than financial returns. The Fund Managers are experts in high impact philanthropy and make grants from the Funds, based on when and where they’re needed most. Through the Funds, we can make larger, strategic donations which allow charities to plan more effectively than smaller, ad hoc contributions and seed fund new and innovative ideas.

The Funds are part of our advisory service, and members are welcome to use them to fulfill a portion or all of their pledge.

The Problem

Choosing which charities to support can be a major, time intensive decision. The best charities can be orders of magnitude better than the average one and even with the support of experienced advisors, it can be hard to decide which grants to make and when.

The Solution

The Funds are a way for members to choose a cause area that matters to them, and entrust the final decision on grantmaking to researchers who have the time and resources to devote to identifying some of the best donation opportunities.

The Benefits

Members pooling their money together in the Funds allow the Fund managers to make larger, more impactful grants and respond to time sensitive funding needs. Through the fund, members can be part of something much bigger.

Global Health and Development Fund

This fund is used to make grants to organisations working to alleviate suffering and improve the lives of people living all around the world. This broad remit includes but is not limited to: poverty alleviation, education, treatment and prevention of sickness and ill health, and tackling inequalities. This includes both direct (service provision) and indirect (policy advocacy and research) work. The fund managers are responsible for identifying organisations that are able to effect real change in a cost-effective way.

Climate Fund

This fund is used to make grants to organisations working to tackle climate change. This includes those working on advancing both technological and natural solutions, as well as advocacy for policy that supports these solutions on a large scale. The fund managers are responsible for identifying organisations that are able to effect real change in a cost-effective way.

Contribute to the Founders Pledge Funds

This is an opportunity available exclusively to Founders Pledge members. Please click below to become a contributor.