Legacy Advocacy


By providing venture philanthropy, we allocate management expertise and services for the betterment of a diverse range of stewardship stakeholders. These are the custodians of all the natural, human, and intellectual assets being harnessed to secure the greater good.


By leveraging collaboratively fulfilled action plans, we strengthen your goals as an individual creator, a nonprofit organization, or a socially invested (cause-driven) business.

Generally Speaking... 


Our entrepreneurial+philanthropical social enterprise, the Institute for Venture Philanthropy (IVP) Est.1998, donates capacity building opportunities to the visual arts field in particular and the stewardship field in general. We actualize the ambitions of collaborators that may include visual artists, patrons, managers, foundations, trusts, and other socially responsible enterprises who seek meaningful and measurable relationships with nonprofit organizations and institutions. "Scaling what works" (matching what is possible with what is valuable to society) achieves transformative results.

Okay, specifically speaking...


For the presenters of important Contemporary Art and historically significant Decorative Art, we advance their missions by having innovative exhibitions underwritten and their audiences, membership, and patrons invigorated. For the Stewardship field, we have developed a dynamic means of public networking, transitioning value-based spending into value-based investing. 

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  • Pooled financial investment and in-kind participation result in success. Nothing less should be expected when strategic partners creatively implement their master plan. Individual and institutional legacies are solidified; audiences, and other beneficiaries become vested. Our Legacy Advocacy Program removes the bureaucracy associated with traditional funding agents, empowering both the supported and the supporters through facilitation that includes advisement, pioneering project development, expert implementation, and intuitive public relations.
  • High-impact advocacy makes patronage simple and direct. In order to turn consumers into patrons, we developed the Culturevore Program. This is achieved through a free online directory. Organizations, institutions, and social enterprises who are compassionate custodians of culture, nature, and well-being are invited to post information about their places or spaces that can be rented for special occasions, whose unique merchandise can be purchased through their gift shops or stores, who have outstanding eateries, membership benefits, and especially, those whose critical missions warrant and attract direct financial contributions. The public's desire and ability to help each stewardship grow all of these revenue streams result in the sustainability of the world's most cherished resources, while creating for the entire stewardship field, a league of new patrons celebrated as "culturevores."
  • Quality is expected, appreciated, and disseminated. Participation in our philanthropy is by invitation only. Invitees are judged eligible based on the conviction that excellent ideas, art, material objects, exhibitions, and worthy culture, nature, and humanity-based accomplishments should be experienced by the public through thoughtful and thought-provoking presentations.