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Connecting Next Generation Philanthropists to Community Philanthropy

Synergos Institute

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $160,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2016–December 31, 2017
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

The program goal is to educate young philanthropists on the potential of community philanthropy. Over the next two years, using Mexico as a laboratory, Synergos Institute will bring together next-generation philanthropists and community foundation leaders to promote the concepts of strategic philanthropy and bridging leadership, thus creating cross-understanding between the two groups as a basis for future collaboration. The process will involve an initial assembly in a retreat-like setting, two workshops, a final commencement session, and an optional personal reflection retreat. This will be followed by publication and dissemination of the learnings from the process, which will inform further efforts both in Mexico and other places. Founded in 1986, the Synergos Institute promotes collaborative approaches that bring rich and poor together, along with other relevant groups and institutions, to overcome poverty and foster sustainable development in developing countries.