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The Philanthropic Initiative Named Finalist for Catalyst 2030 Award

October 4, 2023
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Boston, MA (October 4, 2023) – The Philanthropic Initiative today announced it has been named a finalist by Catalyst 2030 Awards 2023, in the Donors – Leaders In Learning category. Other finalists within the category are Instituto Phi of Brazil, and Instituto Humanitas 360, PDR Fundo Filantrópico, also of Brazil.

The award is given to “allies who are shaping new global narratives on societal challenges and building an ecosystem that centers local solutions for greater impact,” according to the Catalyst 2030 statement. “This platform honors both private and public sector entities that are taking bold actions to shift how societal challenges are addressed… changing the global approach to funding to ensure that it supports community initiatives and championing the efforts of local social innovators through collaborative partnerships.”

Jurors for the award are leaders Dr Anino Emuwa, management consultant and strategist;
Benjamin Bellegy, Executive Director WINGS, philanthropist, and civil society developer; Eric Nee, Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Social Innovation Review; Tawakkol Karman, Yemeni Nobel Laureate, journalist, politician, and human rights activist; and Raj Kumar, President and Editor-in-Chief of Devex.


The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI) is a global philanthropic consulting practice with 35 years of experience helping ambitious donors and funders develop and execute customized strategies to increase the impact of their giving and achieve philanthropy that is more strategic, effective, and fulfilling. TPI actively advances strategic philanthropy through conducting research, publishing donor education resources, and training individuals, organizations, and advisors in best practices to become levers of change. TPI is a distinct operating unit of the Boston Foundation. Follow TPI’s Social Impact blog or visit to learn more.

Catalyst 2030 is a fast-growing, global movement of social entrepreneurs and social innovators from all sectors who share the common goal of creating innovative, people-centered, community-led approaches to advance the Sustainable Development Goals. The movement was launched at the World Economic Forum in January 2020. Today, Catalyst 2030 comprises 3,780 proven social innovators and 2010 member organizations and is active in 128 countries, directly reaching an estimated one billion people. For more information, visit


Contact: Jennifer Montone, Senior Director of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships, TPI, 617-338-5880