Informing Change intentionally maintains a mix of foundation and nonprofit clients. We believe that we bring sharper awareness and greater insight into our work because of this combination of experience.

Our history and familiarity with philanthropy, its institutions and networks, its leaders and its current concerns enable us to work quickly and deeply in partnership with our foundation clients.

Our work on behalf of nonprofit organizations deepens our understanding of the perspectives and needs of both sides of the funder/grantee relationship.

As staff support for affinity groups, Informing Change has navigated a wide territory of philanthropy. Other projects in philanthropy have required focused work in nonprofit organizational capacity, grant program assessments, foundation organizational learning, donor education and high-engagement philanthropy.

We are proud to count the following among our past and present clients.

Nonprofit Organizations

  • Abraham’s Vision
  • Advancement Project
  • Alameda Health Consortium
  • BBYO
  • Bend the Arc
  • Beyond Emancipation
  • California Competes
  • California School-Based Health Alliance Common Sense California
  • CompassPoint Nonprofit Services
  • Foundation for Jewish Camp
  • Girls Leadership Institute
  • Green For All
  • Hazon
  • Hillel The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
  • Institute for Research on Education Policy and Practice, Stanford University
  • Interfaith Youth Core
  • Jobs for the Future
  • Jewish Student Connection
  • Low Income Investment Fund
  • New American Media
  • Pacific Community Ventures
  • REDF
  • Repair the World
  • Shasta Community Health Center
  • The Aspen Institute
  • The Campaign for College Opportunity
  • The EdVoice Institute for Research and Education
  • The Philanthropy Workshop West
  • The Pipeline Project
  • Tides Center
  • Union for Reform Judaism
  • UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access
  • Zip Code Assistance Ministries

Philanthropic Organizations & Giving Programs

  • California Community Foundation
  • California HealthCare Foundation
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Community Benefit Program
  • Center for Care Innovations
  • Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation
  • Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • Harold Grinspoon Foundation
  • Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay
  • Jewish Community Federation, San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Program
  • Koret Foundation
  • Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • Rose Community Foundation
  • Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development
  • Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland
  • The AVI CHAI Foundation
  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • The Blue Shield of California Foundation
  • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
  • The Getty Foundation
  • The Henry M. Jackson Foundation
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • The Jim Joseph Foundation
  • The Nathan Cummings Foundation
  • The San Francisco Foundation
  • The Sobrato Family Foundation
  • The Walter and Elise Haas Fund
  • The Walton Family Foundation
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • The W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Women’s Foundation of California

Philanthropic Affinity Groups & Funder Collaboratives

  • Bay Area Workforce Funding Collaborative
  • Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
  • Grantmaker Forum on Community and National Service
  • Great Communities Collaborative
  • PACE – Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement