The Chandler Foundation builds healthy communities, vibrant marketplaces, and strong nations.

The Chandler Foundation is a philanthropic organization based in the United States. We have more than 20 years of experience in granting, social entrepreneurship, and program management in different countries around the world. We believe creative societies are prosperous societies. Our dream is to see a world flourishing with everyone’s creativity.

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Latest News

The Chandler Foundation welcomes Tim Hanstad as our new CEO.

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A Vision for Philanthropy in the 21st Century

Our Founder Richard F. Chandler writes about the role of businesses houses as social investors and innovators: "Business houses are in a unique position: they are able to work across different levels of the Prosperity Model and build an orchard of flourishing businesses that lead by example, innovate, create employment, and serve society with goods and services that contribute to their prosperity and well-being."

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Our Champions

Proximity Designs, led by Debbie Aung Din and Jim Taylor, develops simple yet smart technologies that increase the incomes of farmers across Myanmar. Living alongside the families it serves, Proximity treats the people it serves as customers, rather than beneficiaries. This accords them dignity and respect, which is far more valuable than handouts.

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Investment Approach

We believe that successful investment principles create multiplication in the philanthropic marketplace.

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