Galaxy Gives leads the philanthropic efforts of the Novogratz Family. This includes the Novogratz family’s personal giving, political giving, impact investments, donor advised fund, and the Three Dogs Foundation.
Galaxy Gives invests in non-profits, mission driven companies, and media to take down barriers created by structural poverty, oppression, and racism and to maximize opportunity and human flourishing for all.
Our Giving Principals
Invest in Leadership
Above all else we invest in leaders we believe in. This is the number one factor in our funding decisions. When we find leaders we believe in we invest in them for the long-term with unrestricted multi-year funding and support.
Invest in Systemic Change
We don't believe philanthropy can or should replace the role of government in providing social services and a strong social safety net, therefore, we only invest in projects driving towards systemic change.
Give Early & Give Big
We focus on sectors or specific causes that have received relatively little attention from the public, institutional funders, and non-profits. We seek to invest early and big on young causes and leaders with high potential.
To maximize impact we seek to build cross sector momentum around issue areas. As a result, Galaxy typically grants matching grants or co-funds with several funders through aligned giving.
We believe in using all of the tools in our toolbox which means we make 501c3, 501c4, hard money, impact, and in-kind investments.
Galaxy supports organizations that are led and staffed by underrepresented groups and/or are building power among underrepresented groups.