"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 2017
Supercharge the Search for Cures: Medical Philanthropists Reinvent Giving to Get Results
Leverage: How Philanthropies Use New Tools to Create Change
Mission Driven: How NextGen Leaders Use Business Tools to Create Social Change
Seeding Change: A New Dynamism in Philanthropy
Power of Ideas: Making Philanthropy Count
Philanthropist Cindy Citrone on applying a systems-based approach to design, prioritize, and evaluate her philanthropic portfolio.
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