About Us

Our History

Unbound Philanthropy is an independent, private grantmaking foundation formed in 2003.

We were founded on the value of self-determination — that each person has the freedom and opportunity to fulfill their potential, with equal opportunity for all — with immigration in the US and UK as our focus. Read about What We Stand For

In 2019, Unbound adopted a new Strategic Plan for 2019 – 2023.

This website outlines our three Strategic Priority areas: Activate Public Support, Ensure a Just System, and Strengthen Belonging.  Learn more about our Strategic Priorities 

From 2005 – 2019, Unbound awarded 748 grants totaling $89,626,279. In 2019, Unbound awarded 37 US grants totaling $5,925,568 and 20 UK grants totaling £2,450,000. See our Funding History

2003 – 2008

The Board made small exploratory grants to focus its vision and mission. 

2008 – 2012

Unbound hired its first professional staff, under the leadership of Taryn Higashi, to develop programs and opened an office in New York.

2012 – 2014

Unbound increased its staff size and opened an office in London.

2014 – 2018

Unbound adopted its first Strategic Plan, for 2014-18.