An independent donor advised fund, with a global mindset.
As one of only four fully independent donor advised funds (out of over 3,500+) in the U.S., the SDG Impact Fund has quietly become one of the most innovative and forward-thinking leaders in regenerative philanthropy in the world. We bridge the worlds of charitable giving and catalytic finance and put the full legal parameters of donor advised funds to work to make giving flexible, regenerative and transformative.
We invite you to join in a new journey of regenerative philanthropy.
The SDG Impact Fund develops catalytic giving and financial resources to fulfill a commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and a regenerative future for all; and to ensure the resilience and continuity of charitable organizations supported by our partners and donors, and their families, communities and stakeholders.
The SDGIF develops and manages endowments, planned giving, private-label DAFs, and donor advised philanthropic funds. Our grants are provided for innovative programs, domestic/international development, domestic and foreign crisis, and securing the operational activities of charitable organizations for generations to come.
SDG Impact Fund:
Is entirely independent, and thus is free from any outside bias or constriction in capacity to support mission; and partners across a wide range of best in class financial, impact and global change institutions.
Oversees the complete administrative grant-making process for individuals, family offices, and both public and private organizations and corporations.
Empowers individuals to realize their own charitable interests through donor advised philanthropic funds.
Provides grants for innovative ideas and charitable projects in the areas aligned across the full spectrum of Agenda 2030, as outlined in the blueprint of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, and agreed upon by 193 countries.
Is trusted by high net worth individuals, development organizations, financial institutions, and both small and large businesses to manage and evolve the regenerative capacity of their charitable funds.
Is the only DAF whose exclusive charter is enabling the collective and regenerative attainment of the 17 Global Goals.
Is the only DAF in the U.S. that was founded and is Chaired by an African American.
Is not limited by the internal bias or the specific mandates of outside entities that can constrict executing upon the full legal parameters and IRS permissions accorded to Donor Advised Funds, and is seasoned in utilizing the entirety of permissions to bridge deep philanthropy and finance to evolve charity into a legacy of regenerative transformation.
COMPREHENSIVE INDEPENDENT DILIGENCE + RIGHTS OF FULLY INDEPENDENT DAF
As a fully independent Donor Advised Fund, the SDG Impact Fund holds the right and privilege to partner resiliently across financial and public institutions based on mission alignment and positive result.
Each time a new formal financial relationship is established by client or partner request, the SDG Impact Fund undergoes that institution's distinct due diligence process before an account is opened.
These are select listings of the numerous leading institutions that have conducted and given formal approval for the
SDG Impact Fund meeting and exceeding their rigorous independent diligence bars.
Core Team & Board
Chief Development Magus
We believe in collaboration at the speed of trust, and dedicating resources to results not overhead. Our nimble team extends beyond our Board and executive staff, into a robust circle of dynamic collaborators, advisors and seasoned partners around the world. We have built trusted relationships around the globe across each of the key collective impact areas critical to achieving the 17 Global Goals, and dynamically assemble knowledge and execution excellence - based on mission need and delivery.
We have served in every continent at the highest levels of philanthropy and hybrid and creative financing; frontier and digital technology deployment; innovation, incubation and ecosystems delivery; creative story telling and media; and network and systems facilitation and design for regenerative impact solutions at global, regional, and local levels.
Our team has campaign experience with capital projects, hybrid financial structuring, grant writing, mobile giving, annual giving, planned giving, major giving, principal giving, and board and governance development for some of the worlds most respected nonprofits, impact investing and development entities, corporations, government and academic institutions, and private families and individuals.
Working across diverse multi-stakeholder and complex fundraising and hybrid finance campaigns has enabled our team to master a wide range of transformative giving strategies, and to build a community of trusted expertise and collaboration around the world to bring our flourishing future into now.