"Philanthropy is much more than charity – it’s a profound commitment to understanding the needs of society, and then rolling up your sleeves to help get it done."
Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute
Current Areas of Focus
Advancing medical solutions
Strengthening public health systems
Building robust education models
Protecting environmental assets
Closing the 21st century skills gap
The Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy (CSP) believes philanthropy has the opportunity and obligation to take on big risks to test bold ideas. We conduct deep due diligence across a range of issue areas, promote creative and well-informed giving
strategies, and advise families and foundations on where and how to channel their philanthropy to maximize a return on their investment.
Milken Global Conference 2018
Philanthropy in Transition: Better Ways to Do Good
A Conversation with Jane Goodall
Alzheimer's Disease: Rewriting the Playbook
Breakthroughs in Philanthropy: Game-Changers in Social Impact
We Are What We Eat: A View from the 2018 EAT Forum
Melissa Stevens, Executive Director of the Center for Strategic Philanthropy, spoke on how philanthropy can transform our global food system.
Tauopathies are a class of neurodegenerative diseases associated with the aggregation of tau protein. Our Giving Smarter Guide identifies specific areas where carefully targeted funding, particularly philanthropic capital, could have an outsized impact on the field.
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