The Philanthropy Workshop & Magnify Community
In June 2021, The Philanthropy Workshop (TPW) and the Magnify Community (Magnify) announced a partnership that will welcome the Magnify Pledgers into the TPW Community, and inaugurate the TPW Silicon Valley Action Lab in September 2021. Magnify and TPW have deep cultural and values alignment as our communities are rooted in curiosity, purpose, and a willingness to learn and share challenges among peers. This partnership is an exciting opportunity to bring the best of TPW and Magnify together in one place to ultimately drive greater impact at all levels.
Background & The Path Forward
Magnify launched in 2018 as a time-limited philanthropic innovation lab to encourage more local giving from high-capacity givers in Silicon Valley, by providing the inspiration, insight, and tools to propel their local philanthropy. Magnify was founded on the premise that the work it seeded would grow and endure in other institutions after the conclusion of the initiative. TPW is a natural home for the “giving where you live” movement established by the Magnify Pledger Community to continue to grow and to evolve moving forward.
Building on TPW’s 20+ year history in Silicon Valley and with more than a third of members residing in the Bay Area, TPW is deeply committed to growing and expanding the impact of its members in the region and beyond.
Over the last year with COVID-19 and the increasing wealth divide, TPW has also seen a significant increase and interest from members to convene locally, amplify community models that work, and identify opportunities for co-investment. By integrating Magnify into TPW and creating a new Silicon Valley Action Lab focused on local giving, we aim to strengthen our mission to mobilize philanthropists and social investors and bring new groups together to unlock resources and test new types of collaboration that ultimately benefit local communities.