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Founders Pledge: Patient Philanthropy Fund

Founders Pledge: Patient Philanthropy Fund

Cause area: Creating a better future

The Patient Philanthropy Fund invests contributions and will deploy funds when they are needed most to safeguard and improve the long-term future.

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What problem is the Patient Philanthropy Fund working on?

The Patient Philanthropy Fund takes a patient approach to philanthropy: it invests contributions until the time is optimal for it to make large grants aimed at improving the long-term future.

In addition to identifying the highest-impact giving opportunities at any particular point in time, it aims to identify the point in time when the highest-impact opportunities are available — which may be years, decades, or even centuries ahead.

What projects does the Patient Philanthropy Fund support?

The Fund is currently incubated as a special trust within Founders For Good (the Founders Pledge UK entity). It is managed by a committee consisting of purpose-aligned experts on timing of giving. Its aim is to further develop and grow the Fund over the coming 10 years and eventually spin it out as a separate charitable entity.

Accumulated contributions will be transferred to the Fund at least once a year in January, or whenever more than $100,000 in contributions has accumulated. Funds are only invested once they are transferred to the Patient Philanthropy Fund.

See the Fund webpage for more information about the giving strategy and plans for the future.

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Why is the Patient Philanthropy Fund one of our top-rated funds?

This fund meets our criteria to be a top-rated fund because it is managed by one of our trusted evaluators. Our trusted evaluators are charitable giving experts who focus on impact — their research into the best charities means your donations can do even more good. Learn more about charity evaluators we trust and why.

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