Who we are.

In human terms.

We are a team of practical idealists who wake up every morning excited about working with people who believe in the possibility of improving the world, and the desire to bring it about. Our team of passionate change agents has more than 220 years of combined expertise to bring to you and your philanthropic project.

In practical terms.

The Giving Back Fund (GBF) is a national nonprofit organization that encourages and facilitates charitable giving by professional athletes, celebrities, high net worth individuals, existing nonprofit organizations, corporations and others who truly desire to give back. We provide philanthropic consulting, management and administrative services while operating as a flexible, convenient vehicle for establishing individual foundations and fiscally sponsored projects under a governance structure like that of a community foundation. By offering a straightforward and cost-effective approach to philanthropy, high-level expertise and professional services, and carefully targeted giving opportunities, GBF helps those who want to give back to society and to the communities that have nurtured them.

Our Founder, Marc Pollick

How Giving Back Became His Passion.

Marc Pollick is an internationally recognized speaker, writer and consultant on philanthropy and charitable giving, who has guided the philanthropic efforts of an impressive clientele of celebrities, professional athletes, high net worth individuals and corporations.

He has been featured and interviewed by a vast array of news, sports, entertainment and philanthropy media including ESPN, HBO Sports, Forbes, USA TODAY, and Foundation News and is a guest columnist on philanthropy for Sports Business Journal.

Marc believes that everyone has an inherent desire to give back and leave some mark on society beyond fortune and fame. He is passionate about helping successful individuals identify and express that desire through consulting, mentoring and management of philanthropic assets.

Prior to entering the philanthropic world, Marc had an extensive career in academic Holocaust Studies, working with 1986 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Elie Wiesel. He was Founding Executive Director of the Zachor Institute for Holocaust Studies and founded The Elie Wiesel Institute for Humanitarian Studies. Marc has been recognized for his achievements as a recipient of the prestigious University of Chicago Alumni Award for Public Service and as a 2019 inductee into the Cleveland Heights High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.

Upon receiving the UC award, he reflected:

For me, the University of Chicago was not just a college. It was the impetus for a radical shift in my life’s direction.  Every assumption I had prior to arriving in Hyde Park was challenged—from what is important in life, to what constitutes an educated person.

As an undergraduate, I discovered role models who would become lifelong heroes—in the persons of Jonathan Kozol, Jesse Owens (who tutored me in the long jump), Rabbi Harold Kushner and Elie Wiesel. I learned not only how to think, but how to employ that thought process to produce significant actions. I vividly remember coming to college as a freshman knowing that I wanted to improve the world but not having a clue where to start. Without a doubt, the relationships I developed at UC and the influences I absorbed have directly equipped and enabled me to fulfill my freshman goal of wanting to make the world a bit better. The Giving Back Fund is the professional manifestation of that treasured experience.

Marc is known to work around the clock, but tries hard to make time to spend with his family, watching NFL football, the NBA, and romantic comedy movies.

Our leadership team.

These are your champions.

Marc Pollick

Founder & President

Marc has personally guided the philanthropic efforts of an impressive array of celebrities, professional athletes, and high net worth clientele. Marc believes that everyone has an inherent desire to give back and leave their mark on society beyond fortune and fame. The Giving Back Fund is the professional manifestation of that belief.

We wouldn’t be anywhere without those who stand behind us.

See the dedicated professionals who give their time to The Giving Back Fund’s Board of Directors and Board of Advisors.

The Giving Back Fund has been absolutely integral to Invisible Hands’ success. Marc and his team work so hard on behalf of each of their clients. GBF has helped connect us to funding, interns, and so much more to advance and develop our mission. GBF will be a partner and a friend at every step of your journey, from nascent to non-profit!

-Liam Elkind, Co-Founder, Invisible Hands