Values-Based Giving

What is Values-Based Giving?

When philanthropy works well, donors and nonprofits work collaboratively to achieve the impossible. Joint charitable efforts continue to form bedrocks of support in communities across the country. And these voluntary efforts often succeed where coercive government-led efforts have failed.

That’s because of the values that drive them: Liberty, Opportunity and Personal Responsibility. Our community of donors and nonprofits believes that charity works best when efforts are informed by a core set of values that empower individuals and their communities. Explore our values below and the stories of how they are improving lives.


We believe everyone deserves dignity and respect, which is why we value each individual as a unique person with unique needs. Constitutional rights must be respected, and the power of the private sector should be leveraged to advance innovative solutions to complex problems. 

Construction Ready Provides Training for High-Paying Jobs

Construction Ready’s innovative model teaches students of all ages the skills to succeed in great paying construction jobs. A key part of its success in changing lives hinges on its partnerships with generous philanthropists who share its values and want to help people realize their full potential. 

More Values-Based Giving Content

    • March 22, 2023

    Saving the Arts from Politics and Presentism

    by James Panero
    • March 16, 2023

    Women’s History Month: Impactful Organizations Build Strong Communities

    by Philanthropy Roundtable
    • March 2, 2023

    Brandon Edwin Chrostowski: Offering a Second Chance Through the Culinary Arts

    by Esther Larson
    • February 23, 2023

    Black History Month: Black Entrepreneurs and Philanthropists Strengthen Communities

    by Philanthropy Roundtable
    • February 21, 2023

    Doers to Donors: Maureen and Kelly Hackett Offer Passionate Defense of Capitalism

    by Philanthropy Roundtable
    • February 17, 2023

    Nonprofits Transforming Civics Education Worth Celebrating on Presidents Day

    by Daniel Turner
    • February 16, 2023

    2023 Nominations Open for Simon-DeVos Prize for Philanthropic Leadership

    by Philanthropy Roundtable
    • February 16, 2023

    Philanthropic Responses to the Closing of the American Mind

    by Tom McArdle
    • January 24, 2023

    Philanthropy Roundtable Celebrates School Choice Week

    by Philanthropy Roundtable

Opportunity Playbook

The Opportunity Playbook helps connect foundations and individual donors with high-impact organizations that promote economic opportunity and advance economic mobility among individuals and families across the country.

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