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Indie Philanthropy is a movement of funders who creatively disrupt the status quo of funding.
Indie Philanthropists look closely not just at WHAT gets funded, but also WHO makes decisions and HOW funding is done. We care about philanthropic culture–and want the WAY we give to mirror the healthier world we know is possible.

On the growing edges of the social justice and systemic change philanthropy sector, many of us are funding people and groups that are often overlooked by mainstream funders. These risk-takers are shifting our culture, our institutions and our planet toward bold, vibrant solutions. To drive experimentation, we embrace unconventional tools to support emerging visionaries and welcome ‘failure’ as part of learning.

The Indie Philanthropy Initiative is a network and a home for this movement. We tell the stories of philanthropists that are pushing the boundaries of systemic change. We synthesize lessons from these stories in order to share tools that can be used by people who want to learn how to join this movement of the most progressive funders.  All this is done through our programs and our consulting.

While more than half of our budget is met through earned income from contracts and collaborations, private donations are the essential glue of IPI. We aim to raise $10,000 by Dec 31 to be able to launch 2019 at full speed. The generous support we receive is what fuels our ability to be responsive to requests from the field, broaden the reach of IPI consulting offerings, update our online resources, and continue to be a voice for change in the philanthropic sector.

We need you! The impact of your dollars will be exponential - the money we raise for Indie Philanthropy will ultimately lead to:  
  • Reaching a broad spectrum of emerging Indie Philanthropists through our workshops and trainings.
  • Broadening our consulting offerings to allow IPI's expertise to inform and support values-aligned giving.
  • Allowing IPI staff to attend essential conferences, gatherings and trainings to share our resources and build a stronger network.
  • Keeping our website updated with new stories and useful resources so that we can all benefit from the disruption of status quo funding.


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