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Find your funder community and

FAST TRACK YOUR IMPACT

The AIM Grantmaking program helps you master the essentials of impactful grantmaking alongside a supportive cohort. Over the course of nine weeks, we’ll prepare you to make a real difference in the causes you care about, with plenty of real-world opportunities to apply your learnings as you go. 

WHAT OUR PROGRAM OFFERS

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Actionable grantmaking skills

Core concepts, tools, and frameworks to assess and select high-impact grantees.

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Personalized mentorship

1-on-1 calls with program staff and subject matter experts throughout the program

WHO IS THIS PROGRAM IDEAL FOR

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  • Individuals new to grantmaking who want to make a positive impact

  • Experienced grantmakers seeking to refine or refresh their approach

  • Professionals transitioning into the field of philanthropy

If you’re ready to jumpstart your grantmaking and join a community that stretches well beyond the program itself, get in touch via the contact form below - we can have a chat and figure out whether this is the best option for you.

FUNDING CIRCLES

For those who want to dive deeper into a particular cause area, we also offer the opportunity to join funding circles, which focus on a limited set of high-impact cause areas (at present, global health, mental health, animal welfare, and meta impactful fundraising). 

Funding circles are ideal for grantmakers who want to exchange topic-specific knowledge and grant opportunities with like-minded funders who share your interests.  These circles meet approximately once a month, and each member retains full autonomy over their funding decisions. 

While there is a minimum recommended amount to give each year, there’s no requirement to do so if you don’t find opportunities that meet your bar. If you’re interested in joining a circle or starting one of your own, please contact us to find out which ones are accepting new members at this time.
 

TEAM BEHIND THIS PROGRAM

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WILL TROY

Philanthropic Programs Manager

Will is responsible for the philanthropic programs at AIM. He co-manages the Impactful Grantmaking training program for funders, leads the creation of funding circles and online philanthropic community, and facilitates the Mental Health Funding Circle.

In addition to working at AIM, Will runs an independent philanthropic advising practice, Coppice Philanthropy, and manages the Flourishing Minds Fund, a family foundation program focused on global mental health. Prior to working in philanthropy, Will spent a decade in the sustainable agriculture sector in the US and Latin America. Will is based in Santa Cruz, California, where he lives with his wife and two untrained wild dogs.

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ANDREA FOLDS

Danny is responsible for co-managing the Impactful Grantmaking Program, along with Will. She helps keep the content cutting-edge and is constantly asking how AIM’s programming can best support a diverse, thriving philanthropic ecosystem.

 

Prior to working in philanthropy, Danny worked as an environmental lawyer and lobbyist, a university lecturer, and faith-based organizer. She is now based in Galway, Ireland.

Program Manager

AIM Grantmaking is a project of Ambitious Impact run by: 

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Co-Founder and

Co-Executive Director

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Co-Founder and

Co-Executive Director

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COO

and the AIM Team.

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