Incorporated as a not-for-profit
On March 15, 1991 a foundation collaborative headed by the MacArthur and Rockefeller foundations created "The Investment Fund for Foundations," a project on which they had then been working for several years.
The idea behind TIFF was as simple as it was seminal — to create a cooperative-style organization where non-profit foundations lacking sufficient internal resources could pool endowment funds to access the innovative investment techniques being utilized by large foundations and universities.
DAVID SALEM NAMED TIFF’S FIRST PRESIDENT & CEO
David served for 18 years as founding president. Upon his departure TIFF managed ~$8 billion on behalf of their non-profits.
BUILDING INVESTMENT EXCELLENCE
The pursuit of investment excellence and continuous improvement are our central guiding principles.
TIFF LAUNCHES A FAMILY OF FIVE MUTUAL FUNDS
In 1994, a family of five mutual funds was created under the TIFF umbrella including US, international, emerging markets, bonds and short-term.
First Core Endowment Strategy launched
From the creation of our first endowment strategy to our second our mission remains the same. We seek to develop solutions for our members’ long-term investment horizons. And while our members seek to create a better world, TIFF works behind the scenes to fuel their mission.
Private Investment Strategies Launched
Absolute Return Strategies Launched
We are humans helping humans who help humanity.
At 10th anniversary, TIFF has over 200 members and $2B in assets
Dick Flannery joins TIFF as Chief Executive officer.
Comprehensive OCIO Service Launched
Second Core Endowment Strategy Launched
At our 20th anniversary, TIFF is serving members in 43 states
The 1st TIFF Investment Forum
Our first forum was held on October 3, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA. Keynote speakers included Charley Ellis and Ed Rendell.
The 2nd TIFF Investment Forum was held on October 23, 2013 in Boston, MA. Keynote speakers included Ted Aronson and Deborah Kuenstner.
The 3rd TIFF Investment Forum was held on October 22, 2014, New York, NY. Keynote speakers included Suzanne Brenner and Sandra Robertson.
JAY WILLOUGHBY JOINS TIFF AS CIO
in 2015, Jay chairs TIFF's Investment Committee. Prior to joining TIFF, Mr. Willoughby spent four years as CIO of the Alaska Permanent Fund.
The 4th Annual TIFF Investment Forum was held in Philadelphia, PA. Keynote speakers were Jeremy Siegel and Austan Goolsby.
The 5th Annual TIFF Investment Forum was held in Boston, MA. The Keynote speaker was Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Rob Zion joins TIFF as Chief Operating Officer
Prior to joining TIFF, Mr. Zion spent 25 years at Hirtle Callaghan & Co., where he was Chief Operating Officer and, before that, Chief Financial Officer.
Third Core Endowment Strategy and First Global Equity Fund Launched
The 6th annual Investment Forum was held on October 26 in Boston, MA. Keynot speakers included Jason Zweig and George Will.
The 7th annual investment forum will be held on October 22-23, 2019. Annie Duke will be the keynote speaker.
We believe that together, we can do even better.
Today, TIFF serves around 600 endowments and foundations across the US that are a force of good.
If you would like more information about how TIFF can help your endowment or foundation, please complete and submit the form below. We look forward to hearing from you.