Marta changed my life for the better by understanding my philanthropic goals and introducing me to an organization that was the ideal fit for me. I wanted to get involved with improving public education in the inner city and didn’t know how to go about it. Marta introduced me to KIPP LA Prep, a charter school in East Los Angeles. She helped me get involved and eventually join the board. Shortly after joining the board, we expanded our goals to impact public education in Los Angeles and formed a regional KIPP Los Angeles board where I was one of four founding members…read more
Contrary to popular belief, it’s not easy to give away money. Not only are there an incredible amount of due diligence and regulations to balance, but the most strategic philanthropists also need to be masters in relationship building, investments, and partnering with non-profits, peer groups, and coalitions.
Starfish Impact works with individuals and foundations to develop mission and values driven community investment strategies. We manage the due diligence and grant-making investment decision process as well as the on-going relationship cycle with nonprofit investee partners. In working with foundations, we ensure they are deploying capital both efficiently and effectively in order to create a lasting social impact.