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The Cutting Edge of Philanthropic Capital - Synthetic Impact Funds

Timothy Freundlich May 19, 2021

At the intersection of the new edge of philanthropic endowment assets, and unlocking catalytic capital for a diverse set of objectives including local communities, people with disabilities and climate innovation. Through the use of pooled donor advised funds, leaders are building platforms that leverage off the shelf architecture of DAFs to create fast strategic build outs with deep impact capabilities that can be cookie cutter-ed for any thematic.  


Radical Collaboration

Meta Themes

  • Equity & Inclusion

  • Impact Investing

  • Social Entrepreneurship


Equity & inclusion, Impact Investing, Social Entrepreneurship

Purpose and Desired Outcome

We come to understand the opportunity to create new, innovative capital structures for moving risk capital into diverse strategies that blend multiple donor investors into portfolios of grants and investments.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Asset Managers

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Corporate & SME

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Accelerators & Incubators


  • NameTim Freundlich
  • TitleFounder & Executive Director, Strategic Development
  • OrganizationImpactAssets
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameJohn Mulliken
  • TitleDonor Advisor, Manager
  • OrganizationCarbonware Labs
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameDerrick Morgan
  • TitleFounder and Partner, Ex-NFL Player
  • OrganizationHometown Fund/I Am Nation
  • StatusConfirmed
  • Name Regina Kline
  • TitleFounder
  • OrganizationSmart Job Fund
  • StatusConfirmed
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