Sparking Local Giving: Lessons & Impact of Magnify Community

By Ash McNeely - October 18, 2021

Emily Dickinson wrote that the capacity to terminate is a specific grace. Sometimes a nonprofit actually does close its doors – and can do so gracefully. Such is the case with Magnify Community, a three-year venture designed to spark local giving in Silicon Valley that was co-founded by Pacific Foundation Services’ clients Sand Hill Foundation and Sunlight Giving, amongst other local family foundations. 

This innovation lab established local giving incentives based on nonprofit knowledge sharing, peer-to-peer donor learning, and movement building that will now carry on in new homes:

Magnify Community was able to catalyze an additional $35 million to local community-based organizations in Silicon Valley during their short tenure. The local giving movement is yours. Where will you take it?

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