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

    • September 22, 2023 is Creating Pathways to a Quality Education for All Students

    by Erica Haines
    • September 19, 2023

    Passion’s Place in a Philanthropic Strategy

    by Garrett Garcia
    • September 15, 2023

    Civics Education Programs Making a Difference This Constitution Day

    by Daniel Turner
    • September 11, 2023

    Leaders in Philanthropy: A Conversation with the Daniels Fund’s Hanna Skandera

    by Philanthropy Roundtable
    • August 31, 2023

    We Can Do Better for Vulnerable Americans than Just a Minimum to Live On

    by Patrice Onwuka
    • August 30, 2023

    This Labor Day, Pioneer Institute Highlights Importance of Vocational Training

    by Erica Haines
    • August 14, 2023

    Denisha Allen (Merriweather) on Why Black Minds Matter

    by Erica Haines
    • August 4, 2023

    Examining the Impact of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs on America’s Charitable Organizations

    by Jack Salmon
    • August 4, 2023

    Giving USA 2023: A Conversation About Faith and Giving

    by Esther Larson

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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Our values are what differentiate Philanthropy Roundtable’s community of donors and nonprofits from others in the philanthropic sector.

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