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The Center for High Impact Philanthropy focuses on high impact philanthropy in the US and internationally. Located at the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States, it puts out studies, papers, and briefings on how to maximize the impact of philanthropy. Among the materials available on its website is a primer on high impact philanthropy and a guide on holiday giving.

 Founded in 2006, the Center for High Impact Philanthropy serves as a unique and trusted authority for funders around the world seeking to maximize the social impact of their philanthropy and make the greatest difference in the lives of others. In areas as diverse as closing the achievement gap in the U.S., effective disaster relief, and major global public health issues such as malaria and child mortality, the Center translates the best available information into actionable guidance. Put simply, success to them means more money for more good.

 CHIP is the only university-based center with a singular focus on philanthropy, founded as a collaboration between the School of Social Policy & Practice and alumni of the Wharton School. Their multi-disciplinary team’s work focuses on social impact, an approach that leverages the best available information, and a commitment to making their guidance available and actionable for a wide-range of impact-focused funders.

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