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.

Top Stories

    • December 13, 2023

    How Philanthropy is Helping Veterans Navigate the Workforce

    by Madeline Fry Schultz
    • November 8, 2023

    How Philanthropy is Preserving the Environment

    by Madeline Fry Schultz
    • October 17, 2023

    How Philanthropy is Tackling Homelessness Through Holistic Solutions

    by Madeline Fry Schultz
    • June 1, 2023

    How Philanthropy Can Support Solutions to America’s Complex Mental Health Crisis

    by Madeline Fry Schultz
    Health care professional helps a patient
    • March 22, 2023

    Saving the Arts from Politics and Presentism

    by James Panero
    • February 16, 2023

    Philanthropic Responses to the Closing of the American Mind

    by Tom McArdle


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. 

Put Your Values Into Action With Values-Based Giving

Helping our donors align their values with their charitable giving goals is our specialty. Learn how we can help you put your values into action in this new video featuring Roundtable donor advisors.

More Values-Based Giving Content

    • June 10, 2024

    No One Left Behind: Keeping America’s Promises to Our Allies 

    by Patterson Sheehan
    • June 4, 2024

    How Houses of Worship Could Play a Greater Role Improving America’s Mental Health Epidemic 

    by Esther Larson
    • May 30, 2024

    Donor Intent Watch: New Controversies, Court Updates and Religious Freedom Issues 

    by Joanne Florino

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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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