About PIM

Philanthropy in Motion (PIM) empowers young people with the education, resources, and training to become mission-driven leaders and amplify their social impact. We design programs founded on a “learning by doing” model for investigating and solving social problems, partnering closely with universities, community organizations, companies and other stakeholders to create projects that have sustainable real world impact.

What We Offer

  • For Universities

    We partner with higher education institutions and secondary schools in China to design and implement courses related to philanthropy and social innovation. Our courses and labs are offered in local universities such as Peking University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, as well as international institutions like Princeton University and Yale Center Beijing. We also help universities to launch or strengthen degree programs related to philanthropy and social innovation.

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  • For Changemakers

    We offer a range of 360 Deep Dive programs across the world for emerging young changemakers to develop global perspectives and build their capacity to drive positive social impact. Our programs immerse changemakers in UN Sustainable Development Goals as well as the latest developments in the field of social innovation. Changemakers have the opportunity to develop 21st century leadership skills such as systems leadership and design thinking while collectively making real impact through projects and local engagement.

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  • For Organizations

    We partner with companies and organizations interested in engaging with young people to build sustainable social innovations. Working closely with the United Nations Development Programme, other major foundations and companies, we hope to change the culture of success -- shifting from financially-motivated to a more impact-driven approach, and create a movement that would empower all individuals to adapt a changemaker mindset and co-create solutions to a better and more sustainable future.


Our Approach

  • World-class education

    Our experiential education curriculum supported by Yale, Stanford, The University of Hong Kong, and local foundations, and delivered by our network of adjunct professors, thought-leaders, and practitioners

  • Diverse, global community

    Our community is unique in its breadth and diversity in careers, backgrounds, and nationalities, but united by a common interest in social innovation and impact

  • Resources for real world impact

    We provide grants and seed funding, as well as non-financial resources for social enterprises and projects that are developed or co-developed by young people

“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."

Kate Finnerty

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."

Cengiz Cemaloglu

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."

Shirley Liu

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.”

Yaolin Zhang

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. “

Michelle Zhang

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.”

Peng Shiqi

Zhejiang University '19