Covenant House



For over 30 years, Covenant House International (CHI) has been addressing the immediate and long-term needs of homeless and runaway teens throughout the U.S., Canada, and Latin America, as well as advocating on behalf of youth victims of human trafficking. With a loyal yet aging donor base, CHI anticipated a need to diversify its funding base.


As a critical element of the diversification plan, Impact Collaborative developed a research-based fundraising strategy focused on corporate philanthropy and millennial activation, as well as aligned programming, partnerships, and communications. Working alongside the Covenant House team, we conducted internal and external stakeholder research; developed strategies, programs, and processes; gained buy-in from key stakeholders; and implemented a sustainable plan to increase non-traditional funding sources.


The final plan, which included organizational, fundraising, programmatic, and communications components — and leveraged Covenant House’s network of 30 sites (across 6 countries) — increased funding 220% over the course of the two years since launch.


Strategic partners

Accenture, Aetna, Bank of America, Barclays, Blackrock, Deloitte, Delta, Goldman Sachs, Google, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, NBA Cares, NYU Stern School of Business, Prudential, Sleepy's, TJ Maxx, Walgreens.


Non-profit strategy, corporate philanthropy, stakeholder engagement, strategic partnerships, research & planning, messaging & communications, homelessness, human rights, global, youth


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