What We Do
University Impact Funding Lab
The Impact Funding Lab is a 10-part experiential series on social impact and venture philanthropy in China, hosted in partnership with local universities. Through a professional philanthropy curricula delivered by experts, practitioners, and qualified trainers, students gain a toolkit for social impact and investigate local organizations before collectively deciding on a venture to support.Bring us to your university
Model Foundation Program
Model Foundation is Asia’s first and only grantmaking “foundation” driven collectively by emerging young leaders. Model Foundation members are paired with China-based social organizations, learning firsthand how sustainable organizations scale solutions to pressing social and environmental challenges. Members make real impact and learn to do good well by deciding how to allocate a real grant to impactful social ventures.Learn More
Join the smart philanthropy movement by spreading the message that success is measured not only by salary or social status, but the impact you have on others every single day. Use PIM’s resources to help you become a more effective philanthropist. Read up on the latest social sector trends on our blog, listen in on free online career seminars hosted by social entrepreneurs, download guides on starting your own giving circle, and more!Explore
Social Impact Curriculum
Experiential education curriculum supported by Yale, Stanford, The University of Hong Kong, and local foundations, and delivered by thought-leaders and practitioners
Global Partner Networks
Network of social impact partner organizations and mentors that expose millennial changemakers around the world to the inner workings of the field
Matching crowdfunding initiatives of millennials with financial sponsorship
“PIM exposed me to the nonprofit world and all of its possibilities. It also showed how easy it is to get involved in philanthropic work, even as a student! I got to work with all sorts of different people and create connections that will remain meaningful no matter what career path I ultimately take."
Amherst College ‘19
"Sometimes you can be so attached to a cause, but the organization you've selected isn’t necessarily having the most effective or greatest impact on that cause. It’s interesting to prioritize between what types of causes are most important to solve and which organizations are best at solving their respective causes."
Harvard College '18
“PIM opened up a whole new horizon for me, taught me how to take a real responsibility, and enlightened me to incorporate my academic interests such as psychology into the wider world of philanthropy."
Pomona College '19
“Through PIM, I had the opportunity to meet and learn from NGO leaders working in a range of sectors. I came away from these conversations more cognizant of the challenges of philanthropy while also motivated to take action.”
Yale-NUS College '18
“I feel very lucky to have encountered PIM at the very beginning of my philanthropic journey. With its emphasis on effectiveness, impact and the value of every individual, it totally changed how I perceive philanthropy. I wish I could tell more people about PIM's philosophy and really make a difference. “
Tsinghua University '18
“PIM gave me a kaleidoscope with a new and fascinating world as well as lots of possibilities were to discovered inside. For the first time, I began to approach social entrepreneurship from a perspective of global and sustainability-focused perspective. I realized we can do more and do it far better.”
Zhejiang University '19