We envision a world in which change makers can thrive by having access to the funding needed to fulfill their visions and solve systemic problems.
Impact Charitable exists to help close the gaps between the sources of impact-first capital and communities, ventures and funds who have traditionally faced systemic barriers to accessing critical financial resources.
Impact Charitable unites catalytic philanthropists with community partners, financial institutions, foundations, social enterprises, and governmental bodies.
As an Impact Capital Catalyst, Impact Charitable unlocks and accelerates capital that sparks positive change. We move more money, in more ways, to more people and places.
As a nonprofit and donor-advised funds provider, we offer a suite of philanthropic tools and ready-made investment opportunities, but we specialize in partnering with funders who are looking to meet an unmet need with a creative—even unconventional—tool. For almost a decade, we’ve been innovating how we invest in our community, looking across sectors and investment types for scalable impact.
Donor-Advised Funds are one of our tools for impact.
But we do DAFs differently.
Impact Charitable has extensive impact-first investing experience, combining the expertise of our staff in philanthropy and finance to help people move money directly into impactful organizations to make lasting change.
At Impact Charitable, we believe that bringing a range of tools to the table is the best way to catalyze change.
Coordinating the use of different forms of financial resources supports a larger range of solutions that can tackle problems in different ways. No one organization can solve an issue alone. No one source of capital is the answer to funding solutions.
Impact Charitable has become a nationwide leader in direct cash transfers (DCT) since the launch of the Left Behind Workers Fund in April 2020. Check out our DCT best practices report for the latest research.
If you would like to reach an underserved community with direct cash, we can assist—from planning to implementation to evaluation.
PRIs are a flexible financing tool that allow foundations to invest in solutions to social problems, while also recycling those dollars for new investments.
The Impact Charitable team can lend their expertise in philanthropy and finance to make these investments efficiently and effectively.
Launched in April 2020, the Left Behind Workers Fund (LBWF) supports undocumented workers in Colorado who suffered job loss during the COVID-19 pandemic (as well as undue financial hardship beyond COVID-19).