Benefunder is your Philanthropic Specialist
- U.S. Trust Study of the Philanthropic Conversation
Benefunder is the first marketplace that develops a unique and personalized philanthropic giving portfolio. We introduce the philanthropists directly to the researchers in order to ensure that their giving matches what they are most passionate about
- ~$950B in total assets in private foundations and donor advised funds, and it’s growing!
- 91% of high net-worth individuals donate but only 40% are satisfied with their giving experience
- Global paradigm shift – 98% of new wealth inheritors change advisors
- Millennials value impact over relationships
High net worth individuals are passionate about philanthropy and it’s no longer enough to simply advise them on the most tax efficient structures and strategies. Clients want to know their charitable dollars are being put to good use and making a difference. They don’t want to be solicited, but they need someone looking out for their interests.
Benefunder is your philanthropic specialist.
We advise clients on their giving strategies and have a goals-based approach.
Giving plans are tailored to the unique needs and interests of the client. We have access to the top minds working across all stages and categories of research and innovation including life science, tech, environment, education, arts/humanities
Long Term, Diversified Approach
Solutions to big problems are never found in a silo. It takes lots of different approaches over an extended period. Many won’t have the intended outcome, but that’s OK, that’s how breakthroughs are made. Donors need to be nimble, have the ability to change course and adjust as new discoveries are made.
Research & Innovation as an Asset Class
Benefunder doesn’t advocate for 100% of giving to be allocated to research, but just like an alternative asset class in investing, it’s where big breakthroughs are made and major societal problems are solved.
Inefficient Markets Mean Opportunities for Outsized Returns
Research and innovation contributed to over 50% of wealth creation in the US since WWII, yet <6% of philanthropy goes to this segment. This means there’s an outsized opportunity for impact in supporting research.