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Sarah Griego Cooch

Today's complex social and environmental challenges require clear focus, strategic thinking, and careful planning to achieve powerful results. I can help you get there.

I've worked with individuals, families, family offices and private foundations across the country to help them achieve ambitious social impact goals for two decades. 

My work is deeply customized to fit each client's needs. Collaborating closely and with discretion, I listen carefully to what they want to achieve and help them craft tailored, effective strategies that can leverage philanthropic grants, targeted direct investments and targeted policy advocacy. These engagements take place at all stages, from setting up new philanthropic entities to adjusting program strategies. 


  • Two decades of strategy consulting experience in the US and Europe, working with individuals/families, family offices, and private foundations

  • Experience with all types of foundations (private, community, & corporate), as well as deep experience working with individuals and families with multiple generations

  • Strong expertise in helping funders determine the optimal legal entities (private foundation, donor-advised fund, LLC) for their impact work and design a tailored operating structure (including staffing) 

  • ​MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a Participant in its Public Management Program

  • Sample publications: Structuring for Impact, Walton Personal Philanthropy Group; “The Power of Mission Investing,” Stanford Social Innovation Review; Aggregating Impact: A Funder’s Guide to Mission Investment Intermediaries, FSG; Compounding Impact: Mission Investing by US Foundations, FSG.

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