Philanthropy University

Philanthropy University

As of 30 June, 2017, all Philanthropy University courses have paused as we develop new content for our learners. Philanthropy University’s free courses will provide organizations and individuals the tools they need to maximize their impact on the world.

Grow your skills. Grow your impact.

Philanthropy University is a global initiative with a bold goal: providing free online education to millions of social change-makers working to make the world a better place.

Through free, dynamic online courses, Philanthropy University arms leaders in the social sector with the tools they need to grow their knowledge, increase their capacity and scale their impact.

  • 225,000 learners enrolled
  • 500,000+ course registrations
  • 180+ countries represented
  • Countries with highest enrollment: US, Nigeria, India, Kenya,
    Mexico and the Philippines
  • 765 Certificates in Social Sector Leadership earned



Philanthropy University is sponsored by Philanthropy U, Inc., a registered non-profit, and is not a degree or diploma granting, nor credit bearing program. Learners receive a a statement of accomplishment and certificate for course completion, but are not entitled to earn college or other academic credit.. Learn more at