SEL CC houses a Philanthropy Practice that provides advisory and capacity-building services to grant makers focused on Transformative social and emotional learning, positive youth development, youth voice and organizing, and related educational initiatives. Our Founding Partners bring substantial experience and insight into philanthropy, encompassing its intentions, processes, nuances, methods, and challenges. Our sustained focus lies in foundation giving that bolsters human development goals through the application of philanthropic emotional intelligence. This emotionally intelligent approach enhances the relationship between funder and grantee, progressing towards social justice and equity through radical empathy and understanding. Our trust-based philanthropic practice acknowledges mutual interdependence and centers relationship-building through unfailing respect for the wisdom of the communities with whom funders partner. Ultimately, emotionally intelligent philanthropy aims to optimize grant-making relationships to achieve the greatest impact. 

We approach each engagement flexibly and have experience consulting to foundations and grantmakers of all sizes and intentions: from national systems change initiatives led by large private foundations, to corporate funders and community foundations making targeted, place-based gifts, to small family foundations committed to outcomes-based investments, to high-net-worth individuals.

Please reach out with any questions or to learn more about our Philanthropy Practice.