Maverick Collective
is redefining what it means to be a philanthropist.

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700 million living in poverty mother and daughter

The fastest way to end extreme poverty is to invest in girls and women.

Because when girls and women are healthy, safe and educated, they help transform societies and lift their communities and entire nations out of poverty.

Why we're different

We believe that solving big problems requires more than money.
It takes leaders who are willing to listen with empathy to the people they aim to serve, to fail and learn fast, and to lend their talents and voice to generate impact.

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Pilot

Test new approaches and promising solutions through seed investments.

Learn

Find out what works and what doesn’t, measure effectiveness, and build the evidence base.

Leverage

Use evidence to attract additional funding from other sources.

Scale

Expand successful programs to reach girls and women across the developing world.

  • Pilot

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    Test new approaches and promising solutions through seed investments.

  • Learn

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    Find out what works and what doesn’t, measure effectiveness, and build the evidence base.

  • Leverage

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    Use evidence to attract additional funding from other sources.

  • Scale

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    Expand successful programs to reach girls and women across the developing world.

Who We Are

Maverick Collective is an initiative of Population Services International (PSI), a leading global health nonprofit organization
that makes it easier for people in the developing world to live healthy lives and plan the families they desire.

PSI is our founding partner and implementing agency.
Learn more at www.psi.org.

message from Melinda Gates, former co-chair, Maverick Collective >>

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Co-Founder and Co-Chair Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

“The Sustainable Development Goals make a clear call for more advocates, greater innovation, new resources and a sharp focus on improving the health and rights of girls and women. Maverick Collective was designed to respond to this call. When everyone contributes what they have to offer, we help lift girls and women everywhere.”

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit
 

Co-Chair Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe

“Channeling financial and human resources toward women and girls, changes the trajectory of generations.”

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Co-Founder Kate Roberts

“My passion is finding new champions and bringing people together to create change. Maverick Collective was created to change how women are engaged in philanthropy, to put equal value on intellectual and financial resources in service of girls and women worldwide, and to help end extreme poverty.”

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