“Challenges which others have deemed unsolvable are the problems we are solving.”
— Jeffrey S. Aronin
Built on the principles of venture capital investing, our approach to grantmaking consists of partner identification, innovation planning, investment, and advising.
We provide ‘seed money’ and expertise for philanthropic projects which test innovative solutions that could exponentially improve outcomes. We partner with non-profit leaders who are visionary in their aspirations, entrepreneurial in their problem-solving, agile in their course corrections, and rigorous in their value metrics.
Return on Philanthropic Capital is measured in terms of quality of life improvements, accounting for the number of people impacted and the degree to which their lives are positively transformed.
Note: Due to the nature of our partner-identification process, we do not accept unsolicited grant applications.
Jeff Aronin, launching MATTER
Philanthropy, like technology, depends on innovation to achieve its most profound impact. The Aronin Family Foundation accelerates progress through transformational change. We deploy grants imaginatively, to help overcome fundamental problems in healthcare, education, and community development. Our participation helps grantees refine their vision, improve their techniques, and grow their capacity.