Magnify Community launched in 2018 as a time-limited philanthropic innovation lab to encourage more local giving from high-capacity givers in Silicon Valley, by providing the inspiration, insight, and tools to propel their local philanthropy. Magnify was founded on the premise that the work it seeded would grow and endure in other institutions after the conclusion of the initiative.
One of Magnify’s pilots was creating a local giving pledge, the Magnify Community Pledge, to help set a new norm around local giving. Pledgers expanded their local giving, enhanced their understanding of local organizations, and connected with one another.
In September 2021, when the Magnify Community initiative sunsets, Magnify Pledgers will be welcomed into The Philanthropy Workshop (TPW) community and invited to become founding members of TPW’s Silicon Valley Action Lab.
As organizations committed to creating new norms around giving and social investing, Magnify and TPW have built communities that are rooted in curiosity, purpose, and a willingness to learn and share challenges among peers. Beyond providing a new home for the Magnify Pledger community to grow, this partnership represents an important opportunity for the vision and principles established by Magnify to continue to evolve and influence others in Silicon Valley, the broader Bay Area, and beyond, as giving locally becomes a norm for all donors.
Looking ahead, TPW’s leadership team and members are focused on deepening and expanding their impact in Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area, where wealth creation continues to climb at a rapid pace while local community needs expand. TPW believes deeply in the power of local giving and convening peers who are committed to supporting their local communities. A long history and engaged membership in the Bay Area also means TPW’s unparalleled expertise in community-building, learning, and commitment to deepening its own roots and impact in the Bay Area in the coming years makes them uniquely positioned to ensure that the momentum created by Magnify and the Pledger community continues to drive impact.