The best way to predict the future is to fund it!
Benefunder is a bespoke solution that enables the funding of basic and translational research through commercialization and beyond. We facilitate a continuum of capital across all stages of a focus area or into individual programs and projects as desired. We integrate seamlessly with your existing internal or external teams and structures by providing an overlay to your foundation, donor advised fund, or investment team.
Benefunder Areas of Expertise:
- Funding Strategy
- Sourcing Funding Opportunities
- Vetting Mechanisms
- Funding Terms & Structuring (Gifts, Grants, & Investments)
- Data Management & Reporting
- Program & Mission Related Investing
- Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) & Private Foundations
- Wealth/Asset Management in Philanthropy
- Workflow/Process Automation
- Capital Markets/Regulated Transactions
- Philanthropy/Venture Philanthropy
- Impact Investing
- Academic Research
Benefunder is an institutional caliber platform for accelerating impact through grantmaking and investing across key thematic areas. With a combination of expertise, technology, and networks, Benefunder is an aligned resource that increases access, efficiency, and engagement with leading innovators.
Grantmaking Services for High Impact Philanthropy
Benefunder is an institutional caliber platform for accelerating impact through grantmaking and investing across Benefunder’s approach to philanthropy is to effectively flip the traditional grantmaking model on its head.
Today, funders spend an inordinate amount of time and resources deciding which researchers projects to fund, with no guarantees they’re attracting the best submissions. In most cases far less than half of a funder’s capital makes it to the intended target. Meanwhile, researchers spend upwards of 60% of their time applying for grants with a less than 10% success rate. This exacerbates an already dire research funding environment that results in great ideas going unfunded and researchers struggling to keep their labs running.
Benefunder starts with the funders impact mandate and relies on a combination of networks, technology, and knowhow to expand reach, increase capital efficiency, and facilitate ongoing engagement. With hundreds of leading experts across all categories and stages of research already engaged and having submitted their best ideas to us, we’re able to quickly source the right solutions to our funding mandates quickly and efficiently. No need for extensive grant applications, excessive overhead, or extended funding cycles. We’re able to find the needle in the haystack with precision and efficiency thematic areas. With a combination of expertise, technology, and networks, Benefunder is an aligned resource that increases access, efficiency, and engagement with leading innovators.
- Funding Sources
- Peer Review
- Create & Profile
- Collect & Maintain Data
- Use of Funds
- Use of Funds
- Evolving Needs
Benefunder also maintains extensive strategic partnerships with leading research institutions that submit matches for our mandates.
Benefunder facilitates direct and meaningful relationships between clients and our researchers. We believe long term engagement is critical to effective philanthropy. Benefunder also facilitates multiple approaches to giving including direct and pooled vehicles through giving circles and philanthropic funds.
A mandate driven investment bank, providing issuer and investor services through a FINRA regulated Broker-Dealer relationship
Our capital markets solution is mission aligned with the funders investment mandate, whereby we present pre-vetted investment opportunities which address intended impact. We work with various strategic partners in sourcing relevant deal flow suitable for fulfilling our investment mandates, these include fund managers, incubator/accelerator programs, technology transfer partners and industry.
Benefunder has relationships with a diverse landscape of industry specific experts, giving our funders an on-demand access to scientists, executives and investors pertaining to their specific cause area.
We employ a rigorous vetting process to ensure all facets of the investment opportunity are appropriate for the funding mandate. By preemptively undertaking this process we save valuable resources and time for the funders and their investment process.
Identify & Source
Reverse inquiry via Benefunder Ecosystem to secure the best in class portfolio of opportunities
We work with 3rd party experts and lead investors
We partner with accelerators, incubators, and schedule multiple follow up with investors