Open Door Philanthropy

Unfunded List’s mission is to educate future generations of philanthropists and social entrepreneurs about fundraising and the philanthropic process. Our main program of proposal evaluation reviews hundreds of unfunded proposals a year and provides feedback directly from relevant experts. Sometimes we’re even able to connect unfunded proposals with funders when we find a match.

The Open Door Philanthropy Podcast is an opportunity to dive deeper into how major giving works through long form interviews with major givers and experts in philanthropy. Foundation heads, heirs, heiresses, and other wealthy patrons open their doors to Unfunded List founder Dave Moss and they discuss philanthropy at length in great detail.

Additional Resources

Submit for Feedback

Send us your best written proposal and we will send you helpful and candid advice from our Evaluation Committee

Join the Evaluators

Sign up to be an evaluator and you will receive a batch of proposals tailored to your interests and talents.

"The" List

Our key takeaways and insights from each round of submissions.

Podcasts

Our podcasts seek to connect various aspects of the philanthropy world and provide insights into the world of funding, programming and implementation.

Articles

Our articles are important resources for funders and fundraisers, grant writers and grant makers.

Events

We love to get together with our evaluators and fellow travelers within the world of philanthropy to share ideas and improve our work.