The Philanthropy Centre at J.P. Morgan

There are wonderful opportunities for you to drive change.

Let’s explore the possibilities. Our Philanthropy advisors work with you to enhance your philanthropic impact by helping:

  • Refine your mission and giving plans
  • Assess structures and strategies so that they truly support your goals
  • Engage loved ones in your philanthropy
  • Connect to innovations, best practices, key thinkers and potential partners
  • Target the right opportunities to have an impact
J.P. Morgan Private Bank was named No. 1 in Philanthropic Advice in the U.S. and other individual countries.
J.P. Morgan Philanthropy advisors are deeply experienced professionals who can serve as your conduit to best practices, innovations, critical nonprofit networks—and the vast resources of our own global firm.
Diane Whitty

Diane Whitty

Global Head of The Philanthropy
Centre at J.P. Morgan


What is your philanthropic mission?

Two daughters want to honor their late father’s legacy and make their giving more strategic. We helped them find their focus.


Do your giving structures help advance your cause?

As a Latin American family became larger and internationally dispersed, their philanthropy needed to evolve. We helped them rethink their giving structures.


How are you encouraging family members to get involved?

A couple wanted to immerse their children in philanthropy as early as possible in their lives. We helped them clarify their motivation and develop an approach.


Are you following your passion?

A family with a deep interest in the arts wanted to start a museum and school through a foundation. We helped them shape a mission and investment plan.


Is your foundation focused on the right strategies to meet its mission?

The new head of a family foundation sought a more focused grant-making approach. We worked with the board to clarify its mission and improve communication.

Connect to innovations, best practices, key thinkers, potential partners

Our clients are introduced to leaders changing the world. For example, more than 200 convened at J.P. Morgan's New York City headquarters and attended our “Every Woman, Every Child Summit” to hear from key philanthropists and nonprofit leaders from across the globe actively engaged in the effort to save the lives of women and children. As U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told attendees: “In the 21st century, these deaths are unacceptable, and in the 21st century, we can do something about it.”

We bring clients together with their peer philanthropists.

At the Hotel de Russie in Rome, Italy, philanthropists from across Europe joined us for a dinner and conversation about “how philanthropists prioritize.” The guest list was selected to ensure robust participation in a high-level discussion. Featured speakers included Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus.

Our insights into best practices and others’ experiences are shared through a variety of media.

A fitting example is Philanthropic Lives. This book is the result of our conversations with prominent philanthropists around the world. It shares their stories, strategies, accomplishments—and lessons learned. Please ask your J.P. Morgan representative for a copy.

Access the research we conduct and sponsor. For example: We sponsored the first benchmarked study of private foundations in the United States run by families´ foundations.

An interesting trend we discovered is that next generation philanthropists are setting up and spending down their foundations far sooner than philanthropists from previous generations. The next gen tends to support causes rather than specific communities.

For highlights of the survey, please visit Family Foundations: Is a new generation leading change?

Target the right opportunities to make a difference

When done well, philanthropy can create tremendous, positive change in the lives of others and for our world.

Once philanthropists identify the cause they wish to focus on, it is important to think about what strategies are most effective in creating positive change. This often requires understanding, research and collaboration.
Ask the questions:

  • Where is the real need?
  • Are other philanthropists working in this area? What are their goals? What have they been able to accomplish?
  • Are there gaps in funding that you might be able to address?
  • Given your resources (time, talent and treasure), what might you truly hope to accomplish, alone or in partnership with others?
  • How will you assess whether your efforts have had the desired impact?

Fortunately, you do not need to do this on your own.

The Philanthropy Centre offers the advice, learning opportunities and connections to help make your philanthropy a vital and effective force in your chosen field.

Speak with your J.P. Morgan representative about your philanthropic plans—and dreams. Don’t have a J.P. Morgan representative yet?
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The Endowments & Foundations Group at J.P. Morgan is dedicated to working with not-for-profit organizations across the globe to help with their complex investment and financial management needs. Our goal is to help organizations achieve their mission by providing industry-leading knowledge, experience and customized investment strategies.
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You have the power to make a positive change in the world. With the Charitable Giving Fund at J.P. Morgan, you have all the advantages of a donor-advised fund, and more.

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