“There is a prevailing disinclination to include ‘gift’ in the economic process as such; but if there is not an act of giving somewhere, the economic process cannot go on at all.” – Rudolf Steiner, Rethinking Economics
The RSF Philanthropic Services team works to promote the vital role that gift plays in our personal and collective lives. As part of RSF’s purpose to transform the way the world works with money, we are also transforming the way the world works with gift.
The purpose of RSF’s Philanthropic Services program is to cultivate giving as the source of economic life.
As a transformative intermediary we:
- Move the field of philanthropy towards a gift economy
- Support and honor our client’s deepest intentions
- Integrate gift money into catalytic capital
- Facilitate the circulation of gift money
We offer a variety of ways for clients to partner with us:
By opening a Donor Advised Fund at RSF to facilitate your giving, you receive the upfront tax benefit of your donation and enter into a community of shared values that also supports RSF’s work to build the field of social finance. Learn more
Integrated Capital Funds
Explore RSF’s Integrated Capital approach: the coordinated use of different forms of capital to support social entrepreneurs solving complex social and environmental problems. Our flagship Integrated Capital Fund, the Local Initiatives Fund, has provided much-needed flexible capital for entrepreneurs who are building regional food systems and resilient local economies. Learn more
Leverage community wisdom through the Shared Gifting model of philanthropy. This innovative model gives ownership, distribution, and allocation authority for gift money to the participants of the Shared Gifting circle. Learn more
Help germinate the next generation of great ideas. This pooled fund directs small gifts to new initiatives that cultivate innovative solutions in RSF’s three focus areas and further the field of social finance. Learn more
Click here to make a donation to any of the funds above, RSF Operations, or to one of our fiscally sponsored projects.
Past RSF Grantees