What is a philanthropic enterprise?
Simply put, it's a sustainable model for philanthropy:
- The foundation owns businesses.
- Those businesses make profits.
- Those profits fund the foundation.
- The foundation uses those funds to advance our vision through other charitable organizations.
We catalyze systemic change.
We started the Dohmen Company Foundation in 2008 as a way to help people live healthier lives, granting over $23 million across a decade. Over that time, we learned that we wanted to do more to drive systemic change.
In an effort to operationalize and increase our impact and social return, we transformed our business into a philanthropic enterprise. We are now uniquely structured to create solutions that change behavior at both the individual and health system levels, and to achieve self-sustained funding through the profits of social businesses built to support our mission.
Our work touches many different aspects of the problem we seek to solve.
We build innovative programs and operationalize solutions that regain and preserve America’s health. We operate a portfolio of social businesses that bring to market products and services that improve the health of people and communities. Our philanthropic platform catalyzes change through increased awareness, engagement, and grant making.