Goldman Sachs Gives Launches 2017 Analyst Impact Fund
Goldman Sachs Gives, the firm’s donor-advised fund, has launched the 2017 Analyst Impact Fund, a global competition where teams of Goldman Sachs analysts collaborate with peers across the firm to potentially secure a grant to make an impact in the communities where they live and work through a chosen nonprofit. Nonprofits selected by the analysts benefit underserved communities and constituencies, and address an innovative solution to a pressing social challenge.
Last year was the inaugural year for the competition, and nearly 500 analysts across 30 offices participated—presenting applications to support more than 120 nonprofit organizations around the world.
The Analyst Impact Fund is sponsored by senior leaders of the firm on the Partnership Committee, whose mission is to steward the firm’s culture and cultivate our current and future leaders.
The teams of finalists will have the opportunity to present their proposal to the committee, and the presentations will be broadcast to Goldman Sachs offices globally. Six winning teams will be awarded $325,000 in grants, with the first-place team securing $150,000 for their nonprofit.
Teams will be judged across a number of criteria, including their nonprofit’s leadership, reach and potential for impact, the uniqueness of the proposed project or work of the nonprofit, the team’s analysis of the project goals, and the scalability of the organization’s work, among other considerations.