Zephyr Impact is a 501 (c) 3 philanthropic collaborative launched by the Harbourton Foundation and StepChange Partners to accelerate social impact. We believe like-minded donors and social entrepreneurs can learn from each other and accelerate impact. We do this by:
Zephyr Impact created the Youth Wellbeing Fund to support nonprofits with proven success and bold ideas so they can serve as a model for others. We partner with organizations working in traditionally underserved communities to ensure all students have access to wellbeing and other mental health resources. We give our partners the funding they need to grow. And we surround them with an advisory council of experts who provide strategic guidance and mentoring. We also invest in the research, communications, advocacy, and policy resources needed to address our youth mental health crisis.
Zephyr Impact High-Level Collaborative Philanthropy Goals
Curate a small network of promising organizational leaders and solutions (vetted, based on shared investment criteria and principles)
Invest in the identified promising social entrepreneurs within specific fields and focus areas (e.g. youth development/ mindfulness, Africa- community resilience, technology for the social sector, etc.)
Support change leaders in honing program and product offerings for scale, ‘beyond the grant’