A trusted guide to
envision, design, and accelerate your philanthropic impact.

We make philanthropy simpler and more meaningful.

We partner with private donors, foundations, and networks who are committed to the repair and healing of our planet and its people.

Our name, Open Impact, speaks to our foundational values: impact and openness. We are single-minded in our pursuit of impact for the clients and issues we serve. And we are open about the many approaches that making an impact can take.

Our approach works.

Our client relationships have unleashed $12+ billion in philanthropic investments. And that’s just the beginning.

When assets are strategically aligned, deployed, and invested, individuals and their families are uniquely positioned to contribute to a more just world.

We position private donors and their families for a legacy of impact.

Together, we work creatively, urgently, and with flexibility to identify and support transformational solutions for the most challenging problems of our time.

Open Impact advises donors at all stages of the giving process to strengthen capabilities for making accelerated, strategic investments and deepen family engagement:

  • Early stage conversations to define vision and areas of focus
  • Scale-up of programs and grantmaking
  • Governance and legacy plan development
  • Refreshing and updating plans at key inflection points


Donors can expect an Open Impact partnership to deliver distinctly customized solutions including:

A strategic roadmap for philanthropy that captures your values and aspirations and sets clear goals for giving

Learning journeys to deepen understanding of issue areas, help advance a philanthropic strategy, and generate engagement

An outsourced grantmaking arm with staffing throughout different stages of development

Consultation that asks and answers legacy questions including leadership and succession planning and next generation engagement

Design and implementation of new philanthropic initiatives, collaborations, or issue-specific funds

Access to Open Impact’s network of established experts and social impact leaders for advice or giving opportunities

An operational plan and staffing assistance for a new foundation or a philanthropy leader within a family office

Foundations and donor networks play an influential role in activating philanthropy, advancing sector knowledge, and driving effective giving practices.

We partner with foundations and networks to build the field of effective philanthropy.

Leveraging our expertise and research capabilities, we partner with you to design innovative solutions that can scale from one donor to many.


Rigorous research and compelling reports on salient issues

Strategic planning for philanthropic intermediaries

Innovative and useful open source tools

Robust and action-oriented networks, convenings, and leadership cohorts

Our Client Partners

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