Founder and CEO, B Generous
Dominic Kalms is a multi-venture backed entrepreneur and philanthropist with an expertise in Financial Technology (FinTech), Nonprofits, Donor Advised Funds (DAFs), and digital fundraising. He has raised over $120M in venture and philanthropic capital during his career and has been featured in an array of media publications (e.g. NBC, AXIOS, Forbes, CBS, Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, American Banker, BBC, Yahoo etc.) where he discusses philanthropy and impact. He was most recently profiled on the front page of Entrepreneur.com, as well as in the Goldman Sachs Philanthropy web series, and he recently guest lectured a course on Philanthropy at MIT. His latest opinion piece on corporate giving can be found on Forbes.com.
Dominic is also a well-known public speaker and has spoken at many global forums on philanthropy (e.g. Money2020, Nexus Global Summit, Global Citizen Forum, United Nations NOVUS conference, Social Enterprise Summit, TechCrunch’s Global Ventures Summit, Capital One Stories of Impact, TEDx, Paradigm Talks, Context Family Office Conference, Prestel and Partners etc.).
Today, Dominic is Founder/CEO of a new venture backed FinTech company B Generous, which is revolutionizing how people donate to nonprofits through the advent of the first ever philanthropic credit product which allows donors to “Donate Now, Pay Later.” B Generous is backed by some of the top VCs, Banks, & institutional investors in the US.
Before his current company, Dominic was the Founder & CEO of GVNG which Forbes called “One of the most revolutionary platforms in the social impact space today.” GVNG is a venture backed technology company that facilitates the creation of instant digital charitable giving accounts. Many of the world’s leading public figures & corporations have used GVNG to start and run their philanthropic projects (e.g., Richard Branson, Miley Cyrus, Val Kilmer, D&G, Burning Man etc.). Dominic remains on the Board and is the President of the Company today.
Prior to building technology companies, Dominic managed philanthropic foundations at Global Philanthropy Group (GPG), a private strategy consultancy which advises high net worth individuals, celebrities, & corporations on impact work. At GPG Dominic advised and ran the foundations for many of the world’s top philanthropists. GPG was acquired by Charity Network in 2017.
Dominic also sits on the Fundraising Board of Forest Whitaker’s Foundation: The Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) & Val Kilmer’s TwainMania Foundation.
Dominic is also on the boards of the nationally recognized nonprofits: Child Safety Pledge and The MINDS Foundation, and he is a member of The Forbes Nonprofit Council, NEXUS, SUMMIT Impact, and he is an Ambassador for the Global Citizen Forum (GCF). Dominic is also a contributing writer for Forbes Philanthropy and a Mentor at the Global Good Fund where he helps accelerate the development of high potential young leaders tackling the world’s greatest social issues.
In early 2020 Dominic started EndCovid-19.org which has since donated hundreds of thousands of medical masks and face shields to hospitals, schools, Native American reservations and cities across the US to help protect vulnerable people against COVID. Dominic was interviewed on CBS News about this work.
In early 2020 Dominic also partnered with leading National Civil Rights Attorney Lee Merritt in order to create the Ahmaud Arbery Foundation to honor the life of Ahmaud Arbery whose death set off nationwide protests in the United States against racial injustice.
Dominic started his career at HSBC and Citibank, he then worked at the United Nations for the Afghanistan Ambassador, and then in U.S. Senate. Dominic was born in Hong Kong, raised in London and now lives in LA & NYC. He holds a B.A., cum laude, from NYU and a MA from Columbia University in International Affairs. Dominic is the grandson of Lord Stanley Kalms.