Philanthropy 3.0 is here.
Philanthropy shouldn’t be aspirational:
It should be accessible and personal.
This was Alexandre Mars’s vision when he launched Epic: to make giving a normal, natural, and uncomplicated way of life using the technological tools we already have. Now, Mars is expanding the message in this urgent call to action. We all need to unite in changing the way we give. Join the revolution.
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Do you give to charity?
Do you give enough?

Those two questions defined Alexandre Mars’s journey from venture capitalist to activist. In 2013, Mars began a worldwide journey to learn from people on the ground. He saw a world that was already changing. Fueled by a passion for social change, young people everywhere donated their time and money, but it wasn’t enough. There was a barrier to giving. People didn’t know what nonprofits were trustworthy and didn’t have the time to do the research. Giving became a burden instead of an encouraging and joyful practice.

Mars’s solution? Epic, a foundation that sends 100 percent of user donations to rigorously vetted charities while reporting its impact in real time. But this isn’t just Epic’s story, this is about a movement driven by our deep-seated desire to give. It’s about how the benefits of technology—increased connectedness and transparency—can amplify impact. It’s about holding our new centers of power—multinational corporations—accountable. It’s an urgent call to action: give more, give better.


Join the Movement

The Epic Movement gathers all those who share the same vision and the same values. Together, we can make giving the norm to financially support social change and reduce social inequalities at a global scale.

Giving Solutions

Epic provides solutions to make individual and institutional giving painless and systematic—from strategic giving, to payroll giving, to transactional giving.

About Alexandre

Alexandre Mars is the founder of Epic, a charitable giving platform through which he has enabled some of the world’s largest organizations to give more.
100% of the author's proceeds will go the Epic portfolio organizations to help disadvantaged youth.
Alexandre is driven on a level you rarely encounter. And thankfully it's an area, philanthropy, that really needs his talent.
President and CEO
An insightful and provocative book on how individuals can systemically change the world, one act at a time.
Chief Innovation Officer
Dow Jones, and The Wall Street Journal
This book brims with fresh ideas to encourage us at every level, whether as individuals or institutions, to make giving back an integral part of our everyday practice.
Founder, SV Angel
Mars combines the energetic idealism of someone that still believes in the world’s capacity for good with the savvy of a successful entrepreneur.
Alexandre Mars builds a bridge to restore trust in philanthropy and offer new ways to fight injustices through giving.
Fashion President

Alexandre Mars is the Founder & CEO of Epic and a sought-after speaker whose expertise in entrepreneurship, tech trends, social innovation, and leadership in philanthropy help others better understand contemporary trends and challenges. He’s often invited to share his inspiring vision at global forums, corporate events, and universities including: Milken Institute Global Conference (LA), Town & Country Philanthropy Summit (NY), Web Summit (Lisbon), One Young World Summit (Bogota), AdTech (NY), YPO (Vancouver), SXSW (Austin) and WSJDLive (LA).

A frequent TV, radio, and podcast guest, Mars’s work has been covered by Bloomberg, The Financial Times, The Guardian, Worth Magazine, The New York Observer, TechCrunch, Le Monde, GQ and many more. Mars was recently named one of the 2018 Top 50 Philanthropists by Town & Country.

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