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Over 25 Years of Investing for Good

1991

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.

1992

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.

1994

1995

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.

1997

Private Investment Strategies Launched

1999

Absolute Return Strategies Launched

We are humans helping humans who help humanity.

$2B

2001

10th Anniversary

At 10th anniversary, TIFF has over 200 members and $2B in assets

2003

Dick Flannery joins TIFF as Chief Executive officer.

2004

Comprehensive OCIO Service Launched

2007

Second Core Endowment Strategy Launched

2011

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.

2015

2013

The 2nd TIFF Investment Forum was held on October 23, 2013 in Boston, MA. Keynote speakers included Ted Aronson and Deborah Kuenstner.

2014

The 3rd TIFF Investment Forum was held on October 22, 2014, New York, NY. Keynote speakers included Suzanne Brenner and Sandra Robertson.

2015

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.

2015

2015

The 4th Annual TIFF Investment Forum was held in Philadelphia, PA. Keynote speakers were Jeremy Siegel and Austan Goolsby.

2016

The 5th Annual TIFF Investment Forum was held in Boston, MA. The Keynote speaker was Doris Kearns Goodwin.

2017

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.

2017

Third Core Endowment Strategy and First Global Equity Fund Launched

2018

The 6th annual Investment Forum was held on October 26 in New York, NY. Keynote speakers included Jason Zweig and George Will.

2019

Investment Forum

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 550 endowments and foundations across the US that are a force of good.

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