The China Global Philanthropy Institute(CGPI) was proposed and established by 5 prominent Chinese and American philanthropists: Bill Gates, Ray Dalio, NiuGensheng, He Qiaonv, and Ye Qingjun.
The institute’s first chairman of the board is Ma Weihua, former President and CEO of China Merchants Bank. Wang Zhenyao, Dean of the Beijing Normal University China Philanthropy Research Institute, is the institute’s first president.
CGPI is dedicated to advancing philanthropy in China and throughout the world by improving the professional standards of philanthropic education, strengthening international dialogue and cooperation, and promoting innovative reforms in global philanthropy.
China Global Philanthropy Institute was founded by five Chinese and US philanthropists, Bill Gates, Ray Dalio, Niu Gensheng, He Qiaonyu and Ye Qingjun. The Institute receives funds from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Beijing Dalio Public Welfare Foundation, Lao Niu Foundation, Beijing Qiaonyu Foundation and Zhejiang Dunhe Foundation. The institute is initiated by the Shenzhen Yatai International Philanthropy Education Foundation.
Our institute is founded to establish such an education system that will cultivate exemplary philanthropists and executive philanthropists. It is committed to building a knowledge system supporting the highly development of philanthropy in China and the world, and creating a professional think tank to lead the philanthropy development and promote the forming of new philanthropic knowledge system. By elevating the innovation, profession and public participation of the philanthropy, our institute will make contribution to the development of philanthropy in China and the world.
Ma Weihua, former President of China Merchants Bank, is the institute’s first chairman of the board. Wang Zhenyao, professor of the Beijing Normal University, is the dean of China Global Philanthropy Institute.
Drawing upon support from its multi-national leadership, CGPI has created a global philanthropy education alliance which includes major philanthropists, internationally renowned universities, influential foundations, and nonprofit organizations. The alliance encourages greater professionalization within the philanthropic sector, while providing a platform for greater understanding, exchange, and cooperation.
CGPI applies an international, practical and innovative method to produce philanthropic knowledge. It implements an academic model of "academic tutoring + practice guidance + study tour", created a professional academic and research system covering "nonprofit management" "social finance and innovation" "social services and policy" "family inheritance" "nonprofit fundraising" and "philanthropy and humanities". CGPI targets globally renowned universities and influential foundations and charitable organizations as its academic and research partners. It has developed two flagship programs of Global Philanthropy Leaders Program (GPL) and Executive Management of Philanthropy (EMP), international fellowship program of Executive Leadership Program (ELP) and Philanthropic Leadership Platform (PLP) and various certification course, in order to construct an applied philanthropic training system that focuses on fostering philanthropist and nonprofit executives, while conducting the social service certification education and public philanthropic education.