"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


Power of Ideas: Making Philanthropy Count

Philanthropist Cindy Citrone on applying a systems-based approach to design, prioritize, and evaluate her philanthropic portfolio.

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.

Watch the Center for Strategic Philanthropy's clips, panels, interviews, and more.