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Philanthropy should not be adopting roles that the public sector should be filling — financing the basic social services and safety net for our communities. Instead philanthropy should fund what the public and private sector cannot or are not incentivized to do.

Sometimes this means philanthropy should be the risk capital for government, building the case for what is possible, and other times it means philanthropy should be the accountability mechanism for government, building the public and political will to enact challenging and important policy changes.

We believe the role of philanthropy is to:
A) Test and de-risk effective approaches that solve problems, that in turn, can be adopted by the public sector.
B) Invest in advocacy, public education, and organizing that moves the overton window for the politics that will make those effective approaches and policies the norm.

The below sectors are our biggest areas of impact.

Justice

Galaxy Gives supports organizations that aim to fight mass incarceration and the criminalization of poverty in America. We believe we need to shrink our justice system, divesting resources from human caging and reinvesting in our communities. Galaxy Gives primary criminal justice reform focuses are ending cash bail, reforming probation and parole, and supporting power building in communities affected by mass incarceration.

Freedom should
be free

A critical tool to prevent incarceration, combat economic disparities in the bail system.

Fighting aN unjust
Criminal Justice System

Reducing the number of people who are unjustly under the control of the criminal justice system.

Change Starts
with action

A non-profit dedicated to challenging systemic injustice in the American legal system.

Ending
Descrimination

Commitment to ending disenfranchisement against people with convictions.

Sports Based Youth Development

​Galaxy Gives believes athletics can play a critical role in youth development and in our education system. We fund organizations bringing youth athletics back to our urban centers with a focus on youth development.

Educating at
risk Youth

Using the power of sport to educate and empower underserved youth, women and their communities to live healthier lives

Lifelong impact
on urban youth

Aims to develop the full human and athletic potential of the urban youth and strengthen the culture of New York City wrestling.

Youth thriving
through sports

Vita believes that participation in sports offers a life-changing pathway for social change and a pathway for youth to thrive.

Building
Community

Combining rowing plus academic support we develop and cultivate a strong work ethic, regardless of background or ability.

leadership

Galaxy Gives believes that we need to invest in developing the next generation of moral, civil, and spiritual leadership if we hope to create a better world. We support organizations building this next generation of leaders.

Burst the bubble

The Princeton Gap Year Network (PGY) is an official student group providing community, mentoring and advocacy for all students who take time off.

Tackling Poverty

Our vision is a world based on dignity, where every human being has the same opportunity. Rather than giving philanthropy away, we invest it in companies and change makers.

CREATING LEADERS

Global Citizen Year has pioneered a model that wraps education and instruction around real-world experience, and transforms the trajectory of our most promising young leaders.

BUILDING TOMORROW

Helena identifies global problems, does diligence on potential solutions, and executes those solutions in the form of tangible projects.

Impact Investments

We make investments in companies across a range of industries that support our broader mission and work in specific issue areas.

Solving Americas
Problems

We help them advance and scale the solutions that will make our communities stronger and our country better. Join us.

Navigating Mental
Health Pathways

We are a company dedicated to accelerating patient access to evidence-based innovation in mental health. We want to transform the patient experience in mental health care.

Uniting entertainment with philanthropy

We fill a significant void of helping unite the divided entertainment, philanthropic and legislative communities, enabling the efforts of each community to support the outcomes of the others.

Transperency

We strive to be 100%Transparent in ourgiving.

We believe that philanthropy without transparency and accountability is fundamentally undemocratic (and part of the problem rather than the solution). We encourage grantseekers to review our grants to better understand our priorities and strategy.

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