About Us

We have a proven Track Record of effectively deploying philanthropic capital to catalyse and scale up solutions that have benefited millions of people.

We have demonstrated that philanthropy is critical to creating a more sustainable and equitable world. We have a successful track record in deploying philanthropic capital to deliver measurable and lasting social impact in Africa, Asia and Latin America.  This experience has reinforced our view and passionate belief that philanthropic capital – if deployed correctly – is essential to catalysing and scaling up solutions to global development challenges.

Founded in 2013, Sumerian Partners works exclusively with families and foundations that want to maximise the lasting impact of their philanthropy. We provide Advisory Services and Manage Philanthropic Capital for families and foundations that recognise that effectiveness comes from how funds are deployed and to whom. Partnering with us enables you to:

  • Develop and implement effective strategies for maximising impact
  • Identify new technologies, business models and partners that can disrupt the way people live, learn and work across the world.
  • Help the organisations you support to achieve viable growth and impact
  • Transition from achieving short-term local impact to sustainable global impact.

Over our long history working in philanthropy, we have developed, executed and refined effective approaches to:

  • Proactively selecting organisations with strong management teams,
  • Structuring finance (grant or non grant) most appropriate to achieving impact at scale,
  • Providing tailored business support/ mentorship that is critical to success, and
  • Outcome-based performance measurement.