History and Purpose

LearnPhilanthropy originated at the Council on Foundations and United Philanthropy Forum, and is now led by the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University.

From the start, LearnPhilanthropy was envisioned as a hub for grantmaker learning, built by and for professionals working in the field. By strengthening grantmaker learning, our goal is to increase the effectiveness and impact of philanthropy. We believe it should be easy for grantmakers of all kinds – staff, donors, trustees, volunteers – to find what they need in this complex and changing field.

Several hundred grantmakers, learning providers, and others have shared insight and assistance to help create LearnPhilanthropy. LearnPhilanthropy truly has been, and will continue to be, built by the field and for the field.

Who we are

LearnPhilanthropy is staffed by the Institute for Foundation and Donor Learning at the Johnson Center. Our team works with professionals, organizations, and experts to provide this marketplace for learning.

Work with us

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