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Support our mission

We are an impact multiplier.

An investment in our mission results in significantly more money to the high-impact charities protecting the planet and transforming the lives of people and animals.

For every $1 invested in our mission in 2023, $22 was donated to the charitable sector and $11 was granted to our high-impact giving recommendations.

Our mission is funded by generous gifts from individuals, corporate partners, foundations, and in-kind supporters.

Our funding model

There is no cost to join Founders Pledge. We don’t charge membership fees or take a cut of our members’ pledges.

Not charging fees means we can be an objective thought partner. It allows us to remain singularly focused on empowering more people to give to the most effective charities, so that we can make high-impact giving the norm and create a better world.

How we put your support to work

Our lean and highly skilled team brings diverse expertise from nonprofit and commercial backgrounds to deliver truly unique giving solutions. We support high-impact charities that save lives, enhance educational outcomes, increase earnings, avert emissions, and improve our ability to prevent catastrophic risks.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, in 2023 we:

  • Helped our members move $168m to the charitable sector, and $84m to our high-impact recommendations
  • Welcomed 129 new members and celebrated $502m in pledges
  • Identified and recommended 22 new high-impact funding opportunities
  • Curated and hosted 29 events exploring the most promising solutions to the world’s biggest problems
  • Facilitated $164m in contributions and $135m in grants

Dive into more of our achievements last year: read our 2023 Impact Report.

With your support, we can do even more good.

Calculate your return on impact

Based on our ROI in 2023, your gift can result in:

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donated to the charitable sector
in funding to our recommended high-impact charities
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Supporting Founders Pledge as part of our giving strategy is the highest leverage option available from our perspective. Being part of the community alone has had a significant impact on us as people, even before having liquidity. The best thing we could do is to help Founders Pledge reach out to more people in the hope that the simple act of pledging has a positive impact on others.

Nick Popovici & Charley Gloerfelt
Vita Mojo

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Founders Pledge’s exceptional research and advising have helped us identify high-impact philanthropic opportunities we would've otherwise missed. Being exposed to their expertise has sharpened our understanding and awareness. We’ve benefited tremendously from conversations with founders from the community. Given the impact on our own philanthropy, it was clear that supporting their mission would have a multiplier effect, both for fellow members and for their recommended charities.

Pranav Gokhale

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In 2023, Founders Pledge was at the top of Vox's high-impact giving recommendations, and I particularly liked that they back initiatives in developing countries and some higher-risk ones. I am risk averse, but understand that if we are going to solve the world's most pressing challenges, some promising risks must be taken. Their research, expertise and commitment to effective giving are the reasons I decided to support their mission.

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How you can help

Power our mission and multiply your impact by supporting our operations at a gift level that’s right for you. 

The Foundry

Join The Foundry by making a multi-year gift commitment of $100,000 or more.

Join The Foundry
Sustaining Partners

Become a Sustaining Partner with an annual gift of up to $100,000.

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Supporting Member

Make a gift of up to $5,000.

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Learn more about our impact

Want to know more about what we did last year?

Check out our 2023 Impact Report for all that our community achieved.

Read our 2023 report

Interested in our impact to date?

We’ve been on a mission to do immense good since 2015.

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Donors & Partners

The Foundry

A community of philanthropists, family foundations and pledging members who have made six-figure multi-year commitments in support of our work, paving the way for the founders of tomorrow to do immense good.


Alex Gerko


Andrew White & Nicola Kelly


David Helgason


Eric & Wendy Schmidt


Guy & Gal Podjarny


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Jaan Tallinn


Joachim Ante


John Hering


Luke Ding


Neil Hutchinson & Jessica Stroup


Shirley & Curtis Chambers


Taavet Hinrikus & Silvia Fantauzzi


Vikrant Bhargava & Dr Surbhi Virmani

Sustaining Partners

Supporters of Founders Pledge who ensure we can continue to empower our members through gifts of $5,000 to $100,000 towards our operating costs.

  • Adam & Dana Katz
  • Alexander Asseily & Family
  • Andrew Vilcsak
  • Aron Gelbard & Caroline Harding-Gelbard
  • Ben & Zoe Medlock
  • Blaine Vess
  • Brian Crain
  • Calvin French-Owen
  • Carly Stockdale & Tom Griffiths
  • David & Eli Gardner
  • Emily & Rob Chapman
  • Eric Neuner
  • Eric Ross & Nicole MacNeel
  • Erik Bergman
  • Erik Byrenius
  • Ferry & Jennie Heilemann
  • FJ Labs
  • Greenbridge Family Foundation
  • Gregorio Zanon
  • Ignaz Forstmeier
  • Isobel & Chris Morton
  • Jack Smith & Dawoon Kang
  • James Chappell
  • James Crowley
  • James Herbert
  • Jascha Hoffman
  • Jeremy Yap
  • John & Susan Baird
  • Joseph McCarthy
  • Justin Hilton
  • Kathrin & Andreas Haug
  • Nick Popovici & Charley Gloerfelt
  • Pranav Gokhale
  • Rand Hindi
  • The Read Family Foundation
  • Silvia & Kristian Segerstrale
  • Steve & Rosita Newman

Corporates, Foundations & In-Kind

Our corporate, foundation and in-kind partners provide unique value to Founders Pledge and our community.

Better Nature
BMH Brautigam
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Founders Forum Group
Hangarter Legal
Open Philanthropy
Pledge Ventures
Squire Patton Boggs
UBS Optimus Foundation