Company Overview

Vantage Point Philanthropy partners with philanthropic people, businesses and foundations who share a passion for making a difference in the world. Our clients have a desire to dig deep and authentically engage with their communities to maximize the impact of their charitable giving.

We work side-by-side with our clients to design straightforward services to:

  • Clarify purpose
  • Design simple, effective plans
  • Assess gifting, grantmaking and scholarship programs
  • Create meaningful, multi-generational participation
  • Design gift plans that achieve your desired charitable legacy
  • Explore the intersection of faith, values and philanthropy
  • Engage in equity-based learning and partnerships
  • Align critical resources
  • Develop high-functioning boards and plan for leadership succession
  • Assess structures for philanthropic giving
  • Develop fundraising strategies for foundations
  • Advise for implementation and sustained excellence

Our mission is to help philanthropic people and foundations achieve their goals for a better world. We value:

Joy

We believe philanthropy is most effective when it is infused with joy, love, positivity and a whole lot of fun.

Equity

We believe philanthropy must genuinely welcome all related perspectives to be authentic and effective.

Responsibility

We believe philanthropy accomplishes more when approached with a posture of humility and inclusivity, and a commitment to listen first.

Partnership

We believe philanthropy is most successful through equitable, authentic relationship- and values-based partnerships.

Integrity

We believe philanthropy is strongest when partners build trust on honesty and a willingness to uncover truth and think critically.

Alignment

We believe philanthropy is transformative and sustained when partners align and integrate time, money, ideas and efforts.

Equity is more than a value.

We believe equity is an essential underpinning to making a better world through philanthropy. We also understand it is an ongoing journey that requires humility, patience, perseverance and courage.

Philanthropy is prone to power imbalances and therefore requires greater diligence in our pursuit of equity. When we invite the voices and experiences of all people involved in our area of service, we are better able to understand the needs and nuances of our communities. When we build relationships of trust and mutual respect, together we can create effective, lasting change.

Vantage Point Philanthropy is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our work, our relationships and our community. We welcome your feedback and recommendations as we humbly continue our equity journey.

Our Team

Vantage Point Philanthropy is led by Gina Covert, a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® and Certified Process Consultant™ with 29 years of experience in the philanthropic sector. Gina’s career working with charitable foundations, college access and scholarship programs, human service providers, and K-12 and higher education institutions, has been driven by her desire to help create a more equitable world, particularly through student preparation and access to higher education.

Gina has grown effective programs, aligned institutional resources, raised over $80 million, and connected hundreds of philanthropic individuals and families with causes that achieved their goals for a better world. With a broad network of professional partners, Gina is able to refer or bring additional expertise to consulting engagements to support her clients’ unique interests and goals.

Gina is passionate about helping people make a difference through philanthropy and she would be honored to walk with you on your journey.