Hirsch Philanthropy Partners crafts decisive strategies for investments that strengthen democracy and bolster political advocacy across a range of issues. With deep understanding of the vast and rapidly evolving landscape of movements and candidates, we work with you to make sense of conflicting news reports and the multitude of opportunities to bolster civic life. We maintain strong relationships with public sector and nonprofit leaders safeguarding our rights and mobilizing for change.
As a private firm, we advise on political giving in ways that foundations and nonprofit advisors cannot. We deepen and accelerate your political giving beyond the bounds of traditional philanthropy, creating a framework that acknowledges the interconnectedness of people, programs, and policies influencing democracy. Whether you’re an experienced political donor or just starting to consider how to use your resources to ensure our democracy persists for generations, Hirsch will design a focused approach that links your philanthropy with your values, priorities, and ways you wish to contribute your time and energy.
How We Help
Our democracy portfolios are based on a comprehensive analysis of short and long-term opportunities to shore up democracy. We provide you with a carefully vetted, customized set of recommendations to further your priorities — including protecting voting rights, influencing fair redistricting, ensuring a free and robust media, and increasing civic participation among youth, people of color, and single women (known as the Rising American Electorate, a term coined by the Voter Participation Center).
Our candidate portfolios are based on data-driven analyses of leaders championing critical issues such as gun safety, climate change, and reproductive rights. We’ll recommend when and where a targeted contribution – the right amount at the right time – can boost the outcome. We analyze and monitor races, track candidates, and manage the complexities of election rules and compliance to help you support winnable campaigns for long-term influence at local, state, and national levels.