Mohit Mookim

JD candidate, Stanford Law School

Mohit Mookim is a JD candidate at Stanford Law School and former researcher at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS). In his research at PACS and in his previous role at the Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation, he has explored frameworks and practices that would make the philanthropic sector more democratic. Mohit is committed to a vision for the nonprofit sector that transfers power to poor and BIPOC communities, and he is currently pursuing avenues for social justice lawyering that do the same. Mohit is from New Jersey and holds a BA in Philosophy and Public Policy from Stanford University.


Voices from the Field

Philanthropy as Democracy Enhancement: Big Philanthropy’s Role as Discovery for Social Problem-Solving

Posted on January 15, 2021 by Mohit Mookim, Rob Reich, Nadia Roumani, Ayushi Vig

Photo by Element5 Digital from Pexels The United States is facing unprecedented levels of inequality. Nuanced critiques of donor-driven endowments permeate the media coverage of philanthropy, tinging it with skepticism and mistrust. As a donor, you want to do good—you want to have a positive impact by playing your part in advancing our society. Yet you may feel confused about… Read More
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Democratizing Family Philanthropy: Shifting Practice to Share Power

Posted on December 16, 2020 by Mohit Mookim, Rob Reich, Nadia Roumani, Ayushi Vig

“Nothing about us without us,” is commonly used by community activists when speaking about the changes they want to see in their communities. The idea is simple: those most affected by social problems—the intended beneficiaries of any program—should fully and meaningfully participate in decisions about programs, policies, and strategies that may directly impact their communities. Philanthropy is not something done… Read More