Established in 2012 to disrupt traditional mechanisms of philanthropy
A message about Firestarter from Yan Digilov, Executive Director

Here in Texas, we often hear the idea that philanthropists should be relied upon to allocate their own money for the poor; Texas public cash assistance programs are among the least funded in the nation. Conservatively, I'd estimate less than half of donors would confidently say that their contributions were spent more effectively than a mere redistribution of cash. The innate structure of nonprofit enterprises, combined with mismatched incentive structures of classic philanthropy, creates a thick layer of overhead cost. But the biggest problem for philanthropists and nonprofits alike stems from the widening social, geographical, and cultural gap between communities in need and affluent donors.

Board of Directors

Yan Digilov

Executive Director

Yan Digilov

Executive Director

Jay Resh

Chairman

Jay Resh

Chairman

Bob Fleming

Board of Directors

Bob Fleming

Board of Directors

Sacha Lazarre

Board of Directors

Sacha Lazarre

Board of Directors

Haley Bash

Board of Directors

Haley Bash

Board of Directors

Leonard Wood

Board of Directors

Leonard Wood

Board of Directors

Seth Stolbun

Board of Directors

Seth Stolbun

Board of Directors

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