Guiding Bold Racial Equity in Philanthropy

Moving you beyond the limitations of traditional philanthropy into values driven, community aligned, impactful giving. Invest in change, meaningfully.
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Philanthropy in pursuit of racial equity. 

At Bold Ventures, we leverage our expertise and experience to cultivate confidence in the ability of wealth holders to influence the sector, challenge its current practices, and effect change.
We partner with individuals, families, foundations, and donor communities who are committed to eliminating disparities through relationship, repair, and the redistribution of wealth.

When values, relationships, and resources  are strategically aligned, you are positioned to build a more just and equitable world — authentically.

How We Work

We support wealth holders and donors at all stages of the giving process to facilitate alignment between their impact goals and the values of racial justice, equity, and fairness.
SOLUTIONS
Learning journeys to surface values, define vision, and clarify areas of focus.
Guidance to advance philanthropic strategies through specialized research.
Support to implement effective grantmaking practices, scaled to your current giving stage.
Revisiting and updating strategies at key inflection points.
We partner with foundations and donor communities to build a more effective and equitable philanthropy sector.
SOLUTIONS
Strategic planning and decision making support for philanthropic intermediaries and donor collectives.
Equity and impact audits on funder strategies and grantee portfolios.
Design and implementation of philanthropic initiatives, collaborations, and issue-specific funds.
$50,000,000+ Moved
Our work has supported the movement of over 50 million dollars to organizations led by and serving people and communities of color.
Aligned With Movements
We work with movement leaders to inform our work and recommendations for advancing investment in people and communities of color. 
Your Partners, Always
We value building long term relationships with our clients and partners, you can expect that our team will be there for you, consistently.
“Any time I tell someone that Bold Ventures is my consultant, people seem to respect me even more.”
I was a team of one, with little collaboration and feedback. I felt lonely at times, and was often questioning my decisions.

After working with Bold Ventures, I felt more confident about the direction our foundation was going, the path I was on, and I felt supported by a team who was not only educated, informed and knowledgeable, but who cared.

We made many new individual grant decisions from $1k to $150K. We changed our strategy to be more community driven, focusing on relationships and trust, and we gained a much clearer vision and purpose.

Bold Ventures knows the landscape, knows the players, and knows the issues. If they don't know something, they'll learn about it and get back to you. The team at Bold is available and approachable, and also honest and genuine.
Kelsey Malnati Howell
Executive Director, Marc & Jeanne Malnati Family Foundation
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