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.
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.
A critical tool to prevent incarceration, combat economic disparities in the bail system.
Reducing the number of people who are unjustly under the control of the criminal justice system.
A non-profit dedicated to challenging systemic injustice in the American legal system.
Commitment to ending disenfranchisement against people with convictions.
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.
Using the power of sport to educate and empower underserved youth, women and their communities to live healthier lives
Aims to develop the full human and athletic potential of the urban youth and strengthen the culture of New York City wrestling.
Vita believes that participation in sports offers a life-changing pathway for social change and a pathway for youth to thrive.
Combining rowing plus academic support we develop and cultivate a strong work ethic, regardless of background or ability.
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.
The Princeton Gap Year Network (PGY) is an official student group providing community, mentoring and advocacy for all students who take time off.
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.
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.
Helena identifies global problems, does diligence on potential solutions, and executes those solutions in the form of tangible projects.
We make investments in companies across a range of industries that support our broader mission and work in specific issue areas.
We help them advance and scale the solutions that will make our communities stronger and our country better. Join us.
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.
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.
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.see grant history