We’re an R&D project to help foundations reach influential Americans.

Initiated and supported by

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The James Irvine Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Your stories, opinions and ideas are
critical in this effort.

Contact Us
mark@philanthropyawareness.org

The Philanthropy Awareness Initiative is a short term R&D project that works with foundations and philanthropy associations to improve communications and outreach to influential Americans. We aim to accomplish this purpose primarily by tracking how influential leaders see foundations and identifying, developing and sharing ways foundations can communicate about their unique role, work and impact in American society.

Better connecting with leaders in government, business, nonprofit and media for greater mutual understanding and impact is a critical opportunity for U.S. philanthropy today. It will help the foundation sector build necessary political support, take promising programs to scale, invite new ideas, and encourage more philanthropy.


PROJECT DIRECTOR 
Mark Sedway

PROJECT ADVISORS
Chris DeCardy, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Daniel Silverman, The James Irvine Foundation
Darin McKeever, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
David Morse, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Eric Brown, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

PROJECT PARTNERS
Anne Green, The Giving Practice, Philanthropy Northwest
Bruce Trachtenberg, Communications Network
Chris Cook, Metrocom International
Lisa Dropkin and Pam Loeb, Edge Research
Marcia Sharp, Millennium Communications Group
Michele Salomon and Allison Dickin, Harris Interactive
Rich Neimand and Dave Clayton, Neimand Collaborative
Theodora Lurie, consultant
Vicki Rosenberg,