Organizational Profile

The Philanthropic Initiative


The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI) helps companies, foundations, families and individuals find innovative ways to maximize the impact of their giving. Working around the globe, we partner with clients to create, implement and evaluate customized philanthropic strategies. Since 1989, we’ve directed more than one billion philanthropic dollars and influenced billions more on behalf of our clients. TPI is also committed to actively promoting and advancing strategic philanthropy.

We conduct cutting edge research and train individuals, organizations, and advisors in best practices. Through TPI’s Center for Global Philanthropy, we partner with experts, government and nonprofit leaders to build cultures and systems that embrace and support effective social investing. Our promotional work informs our advising work – to the benefit of our clients and the global philanthropy community.

The Philanthropic Initiative is an operating unit of the Boston Foundation.

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