We’re Opening Up
New Paths for Philanthropy.

What We Do

Our approach helps nonprofits and donors make a lasting impact.

We open doors
to better resources

We give nonprofits access to the people, places, and things they need to work more effectively and expand their reach, instead of just connecting them to donors with open wallets.

We open new possibilities
through collaboration

Our process enables nonprofits to work together and share their experiences, as opposed to working alone and straining their limited resources.

We’re open to hearing
what nonprofits have to say

We focus on listening to nonprofits and their leaders so we can understand what they need to make an impact, rather than telling them what they should do.

We open up a nonprofit’s
capacity for growth​

By tying our funding to long-term partnerships more than yearly program support, we become part of a nonprofit’s process to support their decisions on how to serve their communities.

We’re open to making
a future impact

We prefer investing in a vision over insisting on immediate results, so everyone involved can focus on the impact they set out to make.

About Us

Over the past 10 years, we’ve worked closely with nonprofits to identify what helps them work best. This first-hand experience has given us a clear vision of how to reimagine and deploy a new type of philanthropy that helps nonprofits and donors change and impact their communities together more effectively.

Our Mission

Magic Cabinet champions communities’ work by partnering with nonprofits and other philanthropists to achieve the nonprofits’ missions. We do this by providing long-term capacity-building grants, access to peer networks, and advocating for the broader adoption of collaborative, trust-based philanthropic practice.

Join Us

We want the nonprofit community and their donors to profit from our experiences.

By helping individual and institutional donors recognize the way they give is just as important as the amount they give when it comes to making the most of their efforts.
By providing more nonprofits with the organizational resources and relationships they need today, so they can realize their full potential—and impact—tomorrow.
By showing the world how we can make a bigger difference in people’s lives when we’re open to a different type of philanthropy.
Nonprofit Partners

Our portfolio of grant-making partners

Launched in 2021

Renton / seatac / tukwila, wa


SW Seattle, White Center & Burien Cohort #2 - King County, WA

Eastlake Fruitvale Cohort - Oakland, CA

SW Seattle, White Center & Burien Cohort #1 - King County, WA

Launched in 2020

Beacon Hill Cohort - Seattle, WA

Rainier Valley Cohort - Seattle, WA

Richmond Cohort - Richmond, CA

Central Area Cohort - Seattle, WA

Tenderloin Cohort - San Francisco, CA

Launched in 2019

Bayview Hunters Point Cohort - San Francisco, CA

Oakland Cohort - Oakland, CA

Mission District Cohort - San Francisco, CA

Our Vision