Co-Impact is a global philanthropic collaborative for systems change focused on improving the lives of millions of people around the world.
They are a community of philanthropists investing deeply and over the long-term in systems change to improve the lives of millions by advancing education, improving people’s health, and providing economic opportunity.
They believe collaboration is key to solving the world’s most pressing challenges. They’re bringing together philanthropists, social change leaders, governments, non-profits, and the private sector to collectively drive enduring impact.
Co-Impact is a partnership of results-oriented donors who want to give and learn together, and are pooling resources, networks, and expertise to drive lasting change at scale. Co-Impact will invest $500 million with the goals of advancing education, improving people’s health, and providing economic opportunity so that all people, no matter where they live, have a more hopeful future.
Tthey are taking a systems change approach – improving individual lives by fundamentally addressing the broken systems that underlie social issues. Systems change engages the central actors associated with a social issue – local communities, nonprofits, governments, business, donors, and others – to work together, resulting in lasting impact at a scale beyond what any one actor could achieve alone.
Today, there are few effective mechanisms to match leaders looking to solve social issues at scale with the philanthropists interested in providing the right size and kinds of capital, and the partners needed to succeed. As a result, donors must invest significant time and resources to find, vet, and manage even one game-changing investment, and social change leaders must devote extraordinary time and energy to piecing together disparate and often insufficient funding.
They want to address these barriers to creating large-scale social change. Their systems change grants will be up to $50 million over several years, and will go to initiatives with proven leaders and results which are poised to scale even further. They will also offer support for things such as strategic planning, program management, technology, policy and advocacy, government relations, monitoring and evaluation, and leveraging additional funding.