Serving local social impact organizations everywhere


Every day, social impact organizations serve their communities with leadership, nuanced expertise and compassion. Their work restores people’s hope in the future.

These moments have much more significance than just being heroic examples of local impact; these outcomes are key in our shared progress to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. Locally-led organizations are our most critical drivers of sustainable change.

Yet many of these organizations have limited access to resources – whether it be learning opportunities, peer support or funding.

What if we applied the reach and efficiency of technology to deliver these critical resources to organizations where it matters most?

Philanthropy University is a free online learning platform for social change that puts practical courses and knowledge-sharing communities just a click away.

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

Malcolm X


By combining world-class learning moments – tailored for & enhanced by local social impact organizations – with scalable technology, we envision:

  • Every frontline practitioner having access to critical resources to grow their impact despite operating in an under-resourced community.

  • Teams developing skill sets that ready them to better operate — and innovate — on the ground, and drive worldwide outcomes.

  • A next generation solution that on-boards and supports a thriving global community — dedicated to locally-led, sustainable change.

We are proud of the award-winning work we have done together with our partners & global learner base, and we look forward to what is possible with you.

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If we don’t deliver on our meaning for life, we aren’t living.

Amr Al-Dabbagh


Named from the word Philanthropos meaning love of humanity, Philanthropy U was founded by the Al-Dabbagh Group in 2015. The Group’s Giving Platform commits Al-Dabbagh to a number of philanthropic initiatives that aim to maximize the impact, scale and sustainability of positive change.

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