Who we work with

Breakthrough Strategies & Solutions works with individual donors and private foundations to develop and execute grant-making strategies designed for high impact. We offer strategy development, landscape analysis, grant recommendations, grants management, and monitoring and evaluation of grants.


About Betsy Taylor

Betsy Taylor previously served as executive director of the Ottinger Foundation, Stern Family Fund, Merck Family Fund, Oshun Fund, Patricia Chernoff Fund, and the Louise Ottinger Charitable Trust. Current clients include Better Tomorrow Fund, a donor advised fund at Vanguard Charitable Foundation, Janelia Foundation, and anonymous individual donors. We have provided strategic and portfolio management services to a range of clients. Some include the Children's Investment Fund Foundation, Energy Foundation, Stranahan Foundation, and European Climate Foundation. We do not provide any fundraising consulting.

Betsy Taylor was a founder of the Environmental Grantmakers Association where she served as Vice-Chair and Program Committee Co-Director. She helped found the National Network of Grantmakers and was a founding member of the Climate and Energy Funders Group and Funders for Sustainable Consumption and Production.


How we work

We specialize in grant making to address the climate threat and to advance a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable world. Our clients have also focused on campaign finance reform, democratic governance, economic and racial justice, peace and disarmament, reproductive rights, sustainable economies, and humanitarian relief with a focus on women's empowerment. Most recently our priority focus has been scaling the field of regenerative agriculture and working to advance bold solutions to climate change. We are exploring the field of resilience and adaptation.