Change Agents

Forbes - - 30 Under 30 Philanthropy -

th­ese ten gifts, which ex­clude do­na­tions to uni­ver­si­ties, hos­pi­tals and cul­tural in­sti­tu­tions, made up some of the year’s most in­spir­ing “so­cial” phi­lan­thropy. THE BRIDGES­PAN GROUP, a Bos­ton-based con­sul­tancy for non­profts and phi­lan­thropists, re­cently re­leased re­search that found only 20% of phil­an­thropic big bets ad­dress so­cial change—stuf like wip­ing out poverty or erad­i­cat­ing dis­ease—even though am­bi­tious goals dom­i­nate ma­jor donors’ as­pi­ra­tions. Were this “as­pi­ra­tion gap” to close, bil­lions of ad­di­tional dol­lars would be avail­able. Th­ese, the ten big­gest so­cial-change gifts of 2015, show the way for­ward. For more, go to ssir.org/ big_­bets.

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