About Us

Bob and Dottie King founded King Philanthropies in 2016 in order to organize and advance their philanthropic ambitions. After pursuing a wide array of giving efforts over many years, they decided to focus those efforts on addressing one of the world’s most pressing challenges: the plight of those who live in extreme poverty.

Our strategy derives from that commitment. Three decades ago, more than one-third of the world’s population lived in extreme poverty. Today, fewer than one in ten people experiences that condition. The goal of King Philanthropies is to reduce that number still further. People who live on less than $1.90 per day—the threshold commonly used to define “extreme poverty”—face enormous obstacles to reaching their full potential. By investing in their communities and in their futures, we are pursuing an opportunity to achieve significant improvements in human well-being.


Our Values

What We Do

Impact first! We make data-driven, evidence-based decisions to accomplish the most good.

Who We Are

We show up authentically. Bringing our whole selves to work, we strive to embody kindness, humility, and integrity.

How We Work

We work as a team of teams. Looking toward the future, we take initiative and keep our sense of humor as we overcome challenges together.

Our Team

We operate as a lean and nimble team, driven by our shared vision to improve the lives of the world’s poorest people.