We’re Opening Up New Paths
for Philanthropy

At Magic Cabinet, we are working creatively and collaboratively to reinvent the sector, so nonprofits can simply do what they do best. We partner with philanthropic funders and community leaders to experiment transparently, learn openly, and bring a flexible approach to philanthropy — committed to centering, listening, and adapting to ever-changing community needs.

Magic Cabinet Initiatives

Reciprocal Grantmaking

Our approach to grantmaking centers nonprofits, and is rooted in building relationships, fostering mutual trust, and rebalancing power.

Philanthropic Advising

We’re eager to share what we’ve learned over 15 years of trying to do philanthropy differently and guide funders in responsive and effective giving.


To accelerate change in philanthropy, we bring together funders, government, and community partners to explore new practices and policies.

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At Magic Cabinet, we’re driven by our vision for community-led, community-driven impact. That's why we’re partnering with The Seventh Wave, an arts and literary nonprofit illustrating the power of community storytelling.

Discover the highlights of Magic Cabinet's 2023 Year in Review, featuring key insights into our organizational growth, collaborative efforts, and impactful philanthropic initiatives.

Magic Cabinet and PolicyLink invest $3.6 million in a four-year partnership for community-led solutions in Puerto Rico. The initiative, sparked by a roundtable during the Biden-Harris Administration's Puerto Rico Economic Dialogue, focuses on strengthening local governance, fostering transparency, and supporting grassroots organizations.