LearnPhilanthropy exists to accelerate learning among newcomers to philanthropy and evolve how learning happens in the field. As a marketplace of knowledge and tools, we help people overcome learning curves and discover concepts that are essential to effective philanthropy.

LearnPhilanthropy aims to offer:

  • Accessible tools – An array of resources, frameworks, research, and more exist across the field. These tools can help you grow new skills and improve your grantmaking, but there has been no centralized place to easily discover them. LearnPhilanthropy has been redesigned to become a stronger “discovery engine” for the field, and over time, we will add new resources and new ways to get essential knowledge.
  • Practical knowledge – We help you explore common issues and key topics in grantmaking, and we deliver learning in a way that’s tied to your everyday work. Our goal is to provide ideas and information that you could try out today and share with colleagues tomorrow.
  • Trusted guidance – From the beginning, LearnPhilanthropy has been built by the field, for the field. We bring together leading organizations as content partners and advisors. This means the knowledge on LearnPhilanthropy comes from qualified experts and has been tested by your peers in the field.

Our History

LearnPhilanthropy began as a first-of-its-kind initiative in 2010, through the efforts of a group of committed professionals led by the Council on Foundations and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. Several hundred grantmakers, learning providers, and others who care about improving learning in philanthropy provided insight and development assistance to ensure the site had everything grantmakers need to enhance their learning. From its inception, LearnPhilanthropy has been built by the field, for the field.

Today, LearnPhilanthropy is powered by the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy. Our team works in close collaboration with multiple stakeholders, professionals, organizations, and experts to develop this marketplace for learning. Our LearnPhilanthropy Advisory Board and Content Partners help guide the development of LearnPhilanthropy as the go-to resource for grantmaker learning. Along the way, we will ask users like you to do the same.

Questions? Feedback?

We would love to hear from you! Please contact us to learn more about LearnPhilanthropy or provide feedback on our newly redesigned site. If you are interested in becoming a Content Partner and sharing your organization’s resources on the site, please complete our interest form.