Underpinning the Leichtag Foundation’s grantmaking strategies is a strong base of research and a deep commitment to developing talent and institutional sustainability in the social sector. The Foundation views its strategies holistically, employing a broad range of tools beyond check writing, to achieve impact. One of the primary tools is leveraged philanthropy, that is, working with other funders supporting the Foundation’s strategic impact areas.
In seeking opportunities for philanthropic leverage and multiple bottom lines of impact, the Foundation has launched programs; secured, managed and stewarded funder consortiums; conceived, developed and overseen field building efforts, and incubated new initiatives and organizations. Each effort responded to learning through grantmaking, community research, and work with practitioners, and partnerships with other funders.