Since 1999, Hirsch Philanthropy Partners has crafted enduring giving strategies to create a more equitable and uplifting world. One of the first philanthropic advising firms in the country, we were founded by Susan Mayer Hirsch, a visionary leader known for her extraordinary knowledge of private philanthropy, public policy, and community needs.
Hirsch Philanthropy Partners
Before launching Hirsch, Susan spent eight years as the founding Executive Director of the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, where she created a new philanthropic model focused on partnerships to address deep disparities in early childhood education. She saw an opportunity to share these new approaches with more philanthropists excited to design high-impact, collaborative changes aligned with their vision. Legendary San Francisco philanthropist Warren Hellman and his wife Chris were among our first clients and we continue to manage the Hellman Foundation today.
Our ability to bring people together to solve problems, belief in the possibility of innovative methods and surprising ideas, and courage to make the world better in spite of great disparities serve as the foundation for our work. We ask the right questions, design original solutions, and take big ideas to the next level.
While our world is complex and our challenges greater than ever, Hirsch’s vision, optimism, and experience forge an ambitious path in response to growing and shifting demands. We know what’s possible because we’ve created impact for more than 20 years. Our team believes in the power of creating deep, systemic change for future generations. We believe that our work can transform the world.