Are you driven to address global challenges?

Global philanthropy supports solutions to complex challenges. Recognizing our global interconnectedness, donors and socially minded investors are increasingly seeking ways to address issues outside their own communities. TPI and its Center for Global Philanthropy help donors navigate a complex world, make informed and thoughtful choices in giving across borders, and identify key partners to support this work. We assist individuals, families, foundations, corporations, networks, and funder collaboratives who wish to achieve greater impact through their global giving.

Elevating Global and International Philanthropy

More and more donors and impact investors are expanding their giving portfolios to include both local and global strategies. Philanthropy in your own neighborhood is not easy. Giving internationally can be even more complex. Our advising services are designed to help you navigate the complexities, innovate, forge partnerships, and make a positive impact anywhere in the world. Whether you are a foundation evaluating the success of its international grantmaking program, a family searching for focus around a variety of global and international interests, a multinational company interested in engaging employees throughout the world, or an individual preparing to make a philanthropic investment in another part of the world, our deep knowledge and global network can support your goals.

TPI’s Center for Global Philanthropy also conducts original research and field-building work to contribute to the growing body of knowledge about global and international philanthropy. Through this work, we seek to deepen understanding among funders of philanthropic goals, interests, and trends, lift up the voices of people with lived experience in their communities, and inspire approaches with the greatest promise to spur lasting change. Through customized educational offerings, workshops, publications, infrastructure-building efforts, and the Innovations in International Philanthropy Symposium, we hope to inspire more donors to engage globally in truly effective philanthropy.


  • Develop strategies to make a difference on global issues
  • Design, implement, and evaluate new programs and approaches
  • Identify partners, networks, and other ways to leverage giving that triggers scalable and sustainable solutions
  • Conduct research and landscape scans to deepen understanding of issues, focus areas, and geographies
  • Facilitate giving to movements and organizations in other countries, intermediaries, and grassroots, community-based organizations
  • Conduct due diligence on potential grantees
  • Develop short- and long-term action plans after a humanitarian or natural disaster
  • Organize learning journeys and site visits