Maverick Capital Foundation aims to meaningfully improve the lives of others by identifying, funding, and partnering with the most effective non-profits working to help those in need. By pairing gifts of time and money, we believe we can deeply benefit both the charitable organizations with which we work and instill a culture of giving within Maverick.

Grant Portfolio


Since its founding, MCF has donated over $30 million to nonprofits in New York City, Dallas, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. We are proud to support nearly 50 organizations working to help those in need. Our primary areas of interest include education, youth development, social services, and criminal justice.

About Us


Core Principles


We Invest in People


We know that talented people are essential to any high functioning organization and believe the best relationships are partnerships.

Data Matters


We focus on measurable outcomes. The most effective nonprofits use relevant metrics to support key decisions for the organization and their clients.

Long-Term Goals


We understand the importance of stable funding. While MCF grantees must reapply annually and go through a rigorous evaluation process, our desire is to keep them in the portfolio and build capacity long-term.

Focus on Poverty


We seek organizations working to alleviate or eradicate some component of poverty within the regions in which we do business.

Frequently Asked Questions


MCF primarily funds non-profits in New York City. However, we also fund organizations in Dallas, Philadelphia, and San Francisco where Maverick employees work and reside.
MCF board members include current and former staff members at the firm and closely affiliated partners.
We love learning about new non-profits, but at this time, proposals are by request only. MCF does not accept unsolicited applications.
Maverick Capital generously covers all operating expenses for MCF, so all donations to MCF can go to non-profits helping those in need.

Please note that Maverick Capital Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. Time permitting, we are more than happy to connect with potential partners or answer any questions you may have.

Thank you!