Indie Philanthropy Programs

Fueled by collaboration and brazen innovation, the Indie Philanthropy Initiative is activating the next wave of thoughtful, proactive giving.

Our programs are designed to support and catalyze a growing movement of Indie Philanthropists. Our variety of programs serve the needs of individual donors, foundations and philanthropic advisors who want to work with creative tools that further democratize and push the boundaries of philanthropy in order to effectively respond to the crises that our world is facing today.

Our innovative programming helps to bring radical ideas to the mainstream. Join us in creatively disrupting the status quo of funding by plugging into our programs.

Indie Philanthropy Methods and Storytelling

Our toolkit of IP methods and stories are a core piece of our programming and act as a catalogue and living library of the most innovative and fresh philanthropy methods being adopted today. Our growing library of stories of the people and organizations behind those methods serve to inspire as replicable models that can be used in the field. Our methods library and story archive are continually growing and expanding and we are always looking for new methods, resources and stories for our site. Know someone who is doing outside-the-box giving or of a funding method that is a part of the Indie Philanthropy movement that we haven’t covered? Contact us!

Indie Interactive

Interested in becoming an Indie Philanthropist? Not quite sure where to start? Our Indie Interactive is designed to help funders, donors and program officers figure out what IPI methods are most aligned with their funding goals, what resources and allies they already have in order to adopt that method, and what they still need to figure out! Fill it out to get started on becoming an Indie Philanthropist.


IPI offers tailored webinars to spark conversation and share a broad range of Indie Philanthropy methods and practices. We often do webinars in partnerships with other organizations to further engage the field philanthropy in conversation and education around current challenges, issues and inspiring ideas. Click to see recordings of our latest webinars.

Want to partner with us on a webinar? Contact us!


We offer workshops on outside-the-box giving and Indie Philanthropy to small groups, with family foundations and at large conferences and gatherings. We have facilitated workshops and shared Indie Philanthropy at conferences such as:

Interested in bringing Indie Philanthropy to present a workshop at your organization or conference? Contact us here!