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Fidelity Charitable Trustees’ Initiative

The Fidelity Charitable Trustees’ Initiative is a grantmaking program of Fidelity Charitable separate from its donor-advised fund program. Its purpose is to strengthen the resilience, sustainability and effectiveness of the social sector’s infrastructure—the shared resources, information, networks, research and advocacy that all donors and nonprofits need so they can achieve their intended impact. Its grantmaking is focused on programs, projects and organizations that:

  • Strengthen intermediaries and networks that provide information, research and advocacy needed by nonprofits to achieve their intended impact
  • Enhance individual donors’ ability to make effective and informed giving decisions

The Fidelity Charitable Trustees’ Initiative accepts grant requests by invitation only.

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How Fidelity Charitable is responding to COVID-19

The Fidelity Charitable Trustees’ Initiative is committed to supporting hard-hit communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Trustees’ Initiative has committed more than $1 million to support pandemic response efforts, focusing on medical needs, community safety and nonprofit sector assistance.

Why is strong nonprofit infrastructure important in times of crisis?

We asked the CEOs of four Fidelity Charitable Trustees’ Initiative grantees to weigh in on why nonprofit infrastructure is so important, especially during times of unprecedented change and upheaval.