What is Giving Compass?
We connect donors to learning resources and ways to support community-led solutions. Learn more about us.
How to find your Impact Giving Focus? As you get serious in your philanthropy, it's important to move away from the "peanut butter" approach: spreading resources thinly across many things. Finding (and sustaining) a focus to your giving will allow you to accomplish more. These resources can guide you through the considerations in finding your focus.
- Issue Areas (Opportunities to Achieve High Impact) - This annual High Impact Giving Guide, from the Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) at Penn, is designed to help donors make a bigger difference with their philanthropic gifts.
It reviewed dozens of effective approaches handpicked distinct opportunities that you can act on immediately. CHIP is the only university-based center with a singular focus on how philanthropy can achieve greater social impact. It defines positive social impact as a meaningful improvement in the lives of others and illustrate how donors can address the range of risks human beings face, from their earliest days on earth to adulthood. Take a look inside and see which causes and organizations match your passions!
As donors, you can equip low-income mothers in the U.S. or in the developing world with tools to keep themselves and their children healthy; provide disconnected youth with the capacity to return to school and get a job, or help homeless people with drug addictions find refuge and treatment.
There’s something for every budget. For example, $1 can provide food for 15 meals for those in need; $100 supplies a civics education for a student; $1,000 provides one year of transportation and utility payments for a person in transitional housing; and $100,000 helps educate a team of nurses to implement the Nurse-Family Partnership model in a new community.