Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation


Grantmaking foundations, nonprofit organizations, social enterprises and public-private partnerships offer lasting solutions to societal challenges. They are at the heart of civil society. The Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) seeks to inform and maximize the impact of these social sector actors through leadership development initiatives, convenings, and communications so that each can contribute to the good society at home and abroad. The program’s theory of change rests on the premise that if their leaders have clarity about their values, are collaborative in their approach to problem-solving, and are aware of the strategies and potential partnerships available to them, they are more likely to succeed in advancing the social good.

On June 3rd, 2021, PSI announced the launch of The Intersector Project ([email protected]), a resource hub on effective collaborations among the government, businesses, and the nonprofit sector for solving society’s hardest problems. Case studies will be offered — ranging from COVID-19 economic recovery to climate change interventions — with assessments of lessons learned. [email protected] is the result of the integration of The Intersector Project (TIP), an eight-year old New York based non-profit, into the Aspen Institute as a project of PSI. Read the full press release here.