Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd.,  a global philanthropic advisory firm based in Chicago, is the ultimate resource for individuals, families and closely-held businesses who want a more thoughtful and measurable approach to their lifetime and legacy giving. We work closely with clients and their legal and financial advisors to develop customized giving strategies, detailed plans for executing those strategies, and a process to evaluate the real-world impact of charitable investments.

The company was established in 2000, making it one of the oldest philanthropic advisory firms in the country. It has been at the vanguard of philanthropic advisory firms, developing and adhering to the highest standards and ethical practices that respond to the expectations of the advisors and donors with whom we work. The result is a more fulfilling experience for donors and for the charitable recipients they support.

The full time professional staff is supported by a global network of philanthropic specialists. These respected professionals lend specific expertise in a wide range of issue areas and types of philanthropy. They are an integral part of many client engagements providing on-the-ground knowledge of populations, geographic regions and the charitable sector. Their insight and involvement allows us to serve clients more effectively with detailed information and implementation support related to real time philanthropic opportunities worldwide.

We want our clients to think of us as their philanthropic office – with the professional staff, systems and capacity to cost-effectively support all of their philanthropic interests and activities. To do this objectively and ethically, it is important that we remain completely conflict-free: we work exclusively with donors and their advisors, not with charities. Our neutrality serves your best interest.

Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd., is a member of the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers, Chicago Estate Planning Council, Association of Small Foundations, The International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy, Donors Forum, Grantmakers Without Borders, Environmental Grantmakers Association, International Human Rights Funders Group, Council on Foundations, and the Philanthropic Advisors Network.