Giving Compass is a one-stop shop to help individual donors learn about issues, get involved, and give to community-led change. In the US, 80% of giving to nonprofits comes from individuals (Giving USA). While the amount we give is important, how we give also matters. We guide donors toward practices that advance equity and address the root causes of society's issues.
We are guided by the principles of impact-driven philanthropy (IDP).
Ensuring resources and power are fairly redistributed so all humans experience dignity and opportunity.
Drawing on evidence, collecting feedback, and evaluating progress using quantitative and qualitative data.
Addressing institutional, systemic, and structural root causes to eliminate inequities in social outcomes.
Centering beneficiaries in the co-creation of solutions, ensuring integrity and accountability in processes and relationships.
Access learning content, find opportunities to get involved, and give to trusted organizations.
Reach donors through our platform by sharing your expertise and insights.
Giving Compass was inspired by Jeff and Tricia Raikes, co-founders of the Raikes Foundation. Early in their own giving journey, they met other donors who faced a similar challenge: Finding targeted resources to guide a values-aligned, community-inclusive, and effective giving strategy.
The world faces many pressing problems, but impact-driven donors can create lasting change by proactively learning more, getting involved, and giving with impact.
Guided by the principles of IDP -- equity, effectiveness, due diligence, and transparency -- Giving Compass:
Alliance for Education
Black Voters Matter
Blue Meridian Partners
Center for Disaster Philanthropy
Center for Effective Philanthropy
Center for High Impact Philanthropy
Clean Energy Districts of Iowa
Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
Donors of Color Network
Equity in Education Coalition
Latino Community Foundation
LeAnne Moss, June Wilson, and Candace Tkachuck
Leap Ambassadors Community
Mission Investors Exchange
Movement Voter Project
National Center for Family Philanthropy
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
New England International Donors
Noel S. Anderson, Lisette Nieves, and Becca Huntting
Science Philanthropy Alliance
Social Impact Exchange
Social Venture Partners
Stanford Social Innovation Review
The Johnson Center
The Life You Can Save
The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI)
The Philanthropy Workshop
Women's Philanthropy Institute
VP of Editorial & Marketing
VP of Product & Engineering
Senior Financial Executive
Lead Software Engineer
Strategic Partnership Management
Creative Content Manager
Sr. Web Developer
Jr. Web Developer
Head of Product
Philanthropy & Impact Analyst
Integrated Marketing Manager
Director of Engineering
Jr. Data Scientist/Program Manager
We embrace fresh ideas, forward thinking, and fast improvements.
We are accountable to our mission and to delivering a public benefit.
We are driven by the desire to do the right thing.
We believe in the power of elevating diverse voices and representing the breadth and depth of work in our sector.
We’re motivated by the joy of giving and spreading it.
Jeff & Tricia Raikes
1109 1st Ave
Seattle WA 98101
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