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Founded as a collaboration between the School of Social Policy & Practice and alumni of the Wharton School of Business, we help donors and impact investors move from generosity and good intentions to high impact.

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Praise & Press

"University of Pennsylvania's Center for High Impact Philanthropy continues their series of excellent posts... They're setting the bar for the way university philanthropy programs can inform the public."- Sean Stannard-Stockton, Tactical Philanthropy

Recent News Highlights

How to Get the Most Bang for Your Charitable Giving Buck

"If you want to make a big impact, it’s not about the money you give. It’s about how well you give that money." See Money Magazine's profile of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy.

Charities Kick Off Holiday Season With Giving Tuesday

"I think any campaign that is a celebration of giving and generosity overall is a great thing for philanthropy." Listen to our founding executive director Kat Rosqueta on NPR's Morning Edition.

How Can We Give All Children a Strong Start?

Our early childhood donor toolkit, Invest in a Strong Start for Children, was recently featured in a special supplement of Forbes Magazine on family philanthropy.  The supplement also includes an article interviewing Kat Rosqueta on ways family foundations can have high impact in their giving.  Click here to view the supplement as it was printed in Forbes.

Bon Jovi to receive humanitarian award

Founding executive director Kat Rosqueta comments on the recent awarding of the prestigious Marian Anderson humanitarian award to Jon Bon Jovi, whose JBJ Soul Foundation has focused on housing, hunger, and homelessness in the region. "Smart enough to not go it alone" and "seeks great partners."  See the Philadelphia Inquirer's Bon Jovi to receive humanitarian award.

How do you know the charity you’re giving to is making the impact you hoped for?

In this recent radio interview and podcast, founding executive director Kat Rosqueta answers Larry Rifkin's questions about how donors can have more confidence that the charities they give to are making the impact they hope for. 

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