pursuing investment excellence on behalf of endowed non-profits

TIFF's Mission


TIFF was founded in 1991 by a network of foundations with the express purpose of serving the investment needs of the non-profit community.


The organization's mission is:

  • to seek to enhance the investment returns of non-profit organizations
  • to reduce the investment and administrative expenses of non-profit organizations
  • to broaden the universe of investment choices available to non-profit organizations
  • to assist non-profit organizations in deploying their assets in a manner that will support charitable expenditures while preserving the purchasing power of their assets
  • to help non-profit organizations monitor and evaluate their investment performance
  • to promote within the non-profit community an understanding of investment management
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