Even if they want to remain unnamed, many philanthropists still want to ensure that their money is used well by the right cause.
That's where Peter Karoff, a poet and founder of The Philanthropic Initiative, Inc., comes in. Among other things, the 17-year-old Boston nonprofit helps anonymous donors find the right causes. Every spring, TPI gives grants of $30,000 to six individuals who work in community service in Greater Boston. The money, given without strings attached, comes from anonymous donors who contacted TPI."