Reimaging the role of giving

We want to transform how all of us work with gift money by cultivating it as the source of economic life.

RSF aims to promote giving as an integral part of our lives and to move the field of philanthropy toward a gift economy, one that cultivates community and trust over measurement tools and grant contracts. We’re working to honor and support our clients’ intentions, facilitate the circulation of gift money, and extend the life of gift money by transforming it into other forms of capital.

Giving options at RSF
OPTION WHO IT’S FOR MINIMUM WHO IT SERVES WHY IT’S UNIQUE
Donor Advised Funds Individuals and foundations looking to partner with RSF for their charitable giving $5,000 Charitable organizations working in areas aligned with donor’s interest Funds are invested in a mission-aligned portfolio, including clean energy and community banks

Collaboratives

 

Individuals and foundations that would like to support social enterprises by utilizing RSF’s integrated capital approach $1,000 Organizations working in: biodynamic agriculture, regional food systems, soil health, fair trade supply chains, and women-led enterprises Provides creative financing and capacity building solutions to early-stage, innovative entrepreneurs

Money to Transform

 

Individuals and foundations that would like to support RSF in furthering its mission No minimum Provides RSF with the philanthropic capital needed to expand and strengthen field building and community engagement Through RSF people have the opportunity to support values-driven entrepreneurs and help advance the field of social finance
 

Shared Gifting

 

Individuals and foundations looking to transform the existing power dynamics in philanthropy No minimum Organizations offering innovative solutions to further the field of social finance, food & agriculture, education, the arts, or ecological stewardship Gives distribution and allocation authority of gift money to participants in Shared Gifting Circles
Seed Fund Individuals who want to contribute to a small charitable fund with deep impact No minimum Organizations offering innovative solutions to further the field of social finance, food & agriculture, education, the arts, or ecological stewardship Funds small grants ($500-$5000) to seed innovative organizations selected by RSF staff members
Donor Advised Funds

With a Donor Advised Fund, your tax-deductible gift includes you as part of a larger community of donors, investors, and borrowers who are advancing the field of social finance.

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Questions?

Contact Alex Haber

Senior Program Manager, Philanthropic Services
alex.haber@rsfsocialfinance.org
415.561.6188