​Pooled Philanthropic Funds

We have an unmatched track record of helping clients launch and manage pooled philanthropic funds to scale their impact, increase collaboration with other philanthropists, and galvanize giving to a particular issue.

An Opportunity for Collective Impact

Pooled philanthropic funds are a proven, effective vehicle for mobilizing financial resources toward a specific cause.

They facilitate collaboration and co-funding among stakeholders, while offering contributing donors a simple, tax-deductible means to further the impact of their philanthropic dollars.

Since 2010, Geneva Global has worked with clients to set up, launch, and manage pooled philanthropic funds, which have mobilized more than $750 million for global health and development causes.

Our Fund Services

We can be as light-touch or as hands-on as needed, across several areas:

Fund strategy and setup

  • developing operational, control, and governance structures
  • assessing potential costs
  • setting milestones and timelines necessary to launch
  • establishing an economic model

Donor prospecting and engagement

  • crafting strategies to attract co-funding
  • generating target lists of prospective donors
  • conducting a feasibility study to inform goals
  • formulating a plan for the ongoing stewardship and retention of donors
  • managing relationships with key donors and partners

Fund marketing and communications

  • develop the fund’s positioning and messaging to create a compelling case
  • write, design, and produce a range of printed and digital marketing and public relations communications to support the launch of the fund and outreach to potential partners

Program management

  • develop a programmatic strategy
  • identify, vet, and oversee grantees
  • handle all aspects of the grant management process
  • monitor and evaluate progress to ensure successful outcomes

Fund reporting

  • customize report content to the interests of the fund’s donors
  • quantify outcomes using our proprietary metrics
  • develop quarterly and/or annual reports that communicate performance through data, graphics, on-the-ground stories, and professional photographs

Our Fund Services

We can be as light-touch or as hands-on as needed, across several areas:

Fund strategy and setup

  • developing operational, control, and governance structures
  • assessing potential costs
  • setting milestones and timelines necessary to launch
  • establishing an economic model

Donor prospecting and engagement

  • crafting strategies to attract co-funding
  • generating target lists of prospective donors
  • conducting a feasibility study to inform goals
  • formulating a plan for the ongoing stewardship and retention of donors
  • managing relationships with key donors and partners

Fund marketing and communications

  • develop the fund’s positioning and messaging to create a compelling case
  • write, design, and produce a range of printed and digital marketing and public relations communications to support the launch of the fund and outreach to potential partners

Program management

  • develop a programmatic strategy
  • identify, vet, and oversee grantees
  • handle all aspects of the grant management process
  • monitor and evaluate progress to ensure successful outcomes

Fund reporting

  • customize report content to the interests of the fund’s donors
  • quantify outcomes using our proprietary metrics
  • develop quarterly and/or annual reports that communicate performance through data, graphics, on-the-ground stories, and professional photographs

Get Your Fund Up and Running

Catalyst is a ready-made infrastructure that provides a fast, easy, and flexible method to have an outsized impact on the world.

Our Track Record

A sample of the pooled philanthropic funds we've helped launch and manage

The END Fund

The END Fund brings together a variety of donors to combat neglected tropical diseases.

The Integrated Fund

The Integrated Fund provides an opportunity for entrepreneurial philanthropists to invest in a creative development model that will generate long-term, sustainable social return in a targeted region.

Ebola Crisis Fund

The Ebola Crisis Fund filled a needed gap in the humanitarian response by funding grassroots, community-based organizations fighting the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea.

The Speed School Fund

The Speed School Fund is a private philanthropic donor fund which aims to bring the life-changing opportunity of education to the most disadvantaged children across Africa and around the world.