ABFE is a membership-based philanthropic organization that advocates for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities. Partnering with foundations, nonprofits and individuals, ABFE provides its members with professional development and technical assistance resources that further the philanthropic sector’s connection and responsiveness to issues of equality, diversity and inclusion. Established in 1971 as the Association of Black Foundation Executives, the all-volunteer organization was credited with many of philanthropy’s early gains in diversity. It since has evolved into a fully staffed, influential network. In 2013, the organization shed its descriptor and adopted the simpler ABFE (ab-fee) to better reflect its broadening membership. Read more
Since 1998 Alliance magazine has been the leading magazine for philanthropy and social investment worldwide providing news and analysis of what’s happening in the sector right across the world. Each edition of Alliance magazine features interviews with leaders in the field and articles on topical issues by key thinkers from around the world, as well as updates on new developments, letters, conference reports, book reviews and more! The latest 12 issues of Alliance are behind a paywall and are available only for subscribers, although selected articles are made freely available. The remainder of our archive is free to all. The magazine Read more
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization, dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. It was established in 1948 by Jim Casey, one of the founders of UPS, and his siblings, who named the Foundation in honor of their mother. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families. In pursuit of this goal, the Foundation makes grants that help states, cities and neighborhoods fashion more innovative, cost-effective responses to these needs. Read more
The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers is the region’s premier resource on philanthropy, dedicated to informing grantmakers and improving our community. ABAG was founded in 1983 to provide a forum in which colleagues could address common problems, approaches and interests. Our members include more than 145 private and community foundations, donor advised funds, and corporations with strategic grantmaking programs – representing the vast majority of institutional giving in our area.
The Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals (ACCP) is a membership organization open to for-profit companies or corporate funded foundations that have corporate responsibility or corporate citizenship programs. ACCP is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Join to access tools and training that can help you more effectively navigate the ever-changing dynamics of corporate citizenship and maximize your corporation’s social investments.
The Beldon Fund was created by John Hunting in 1982 as a national foundation committed to promoting sound environmental policies. In 1998, Beldon received a major infusion of funds from the sale of Hunting’s stock in the Steelcase company. Hunting set the foundation on a new course by deciding to spend all its principal and earnings over the next ten years, with the goal of building a national consensus to achieve and sustain a healthy planet. Beldon made its last grants in June 2008 and closes its doors the end of May 2009. Beldon’s archives will be preserved at the Read more
BoardSource is the recognized leader in nonprofit board leadership and supports, trains, and educates nonprofit leaders from across the country and throughout the world. With almost three decades of experience, BoardSource provides leaders with an extensive range of tools, resources, and research data to increase board effectiveness and strengthen organizational impact. It also serves as the national voice for inspired and effective board leadership.
Bolder Advocacy is an initiative of Alliance for Justice and promotes the role of nonprofits and foundations in public policy. Bolder Advocacy offers one-on-one coaching, workshops, web-based trainings, expert presentations, and hundreds of resources that clarify the complex rules and regulations that apply to nonprofit advocacy. We track legislation, respond to political and policy threats, and fight for the rights of nonprofits and foundations to advocate for themselves and the constituencies they serve. We also provide regular news and commentary on advocacy developments to promote an expanded dialogue on the importance of advocacy. The Bolder Advocacy initiative includes: An online resource Read more
Bolder Giving inspires and supports people to give at their full lifetime potential. We invite people to: Give More – to increase how much they give (as a percent of income, assets or business profits), Risk More – to be adventurous in how they give (e.g. to give to social change rather than just to charity, to support newer or smaller organizations, to give to communities besides their own) and Inspire More – to encourage others to give (e.g. to open conversations about giving with family, friends, and advisors, to do public speaking or media interviews).
The Bridgespan Group is a global nonprofit organization that collaborates with mission-driven leaders, organizations, and philanthropists to break cycles of poverty and dramatically improve the quality of life for those in need.
Bridgeway Partners supports you to create what you really care about by providing the insight, expertise, and methodology to reframe and resolve persistent problems. Using proven, pragmatic approaches to systems change, David Peter Stroh, Marilyn Paul, and Associates help you take a fresh look at where you are stuck, find ways to get traction, and achieve breakthrough results.
The Bruner Foundation promotes innovative thinking about complex social issues and fosters meaningful change. Established in 1963 by Rudy Bruner and his wife Martha, it has influenced policy and practices over its history in health care delivery, holocaust studies, education, and non-profit evaluation, and broadened understanding of urban excellence and development in American cities. The foundation currently operates three programs: The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, a national design award that recognizes transformative urban places distinguished by their economic and social contributions to America’s cities; the Bruner Loeb Forum, a partnership between the Rudy Bruner Award and the Harvard Loeb Fellowship that Read more
Our Vision “It seems to me that every person, always, is in a kind of informal partnership with his community.” — Charles Stewart Mott, 1875–1973 The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation affirms its founder’s vision of a world in which each of us is in partnership with the rest of the human race — where each individual’s quality of life is connected to the well-being of the community, both locally and globally. We pursue this vision through creative grantmaking, thoughtful communication and other activities that enhance community in its many forms. The same vision of shared learning shapes our internal culture as Read more
The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) is a national community foundation. CAAP is an ACCESS institution. ACCESS is the largest nonprofit organization in the country dedicated to providing a range of holistic human services and leading initiatives to amplify the visibility and agency of Arab Americans. CAAP unites and empowers the Arab American community by demonstrating the impact of giving together. Unlike a traditional community foundation, we are not focused on a geographic location, but on an ethnic community: Arab Americans. We improve communities by making grants to nonprofit organizations. We serve donors by providing them with smart tools and resources Read more
For more than a decade, CEP has led the movement to improve philanthropy through a powerful combination of dispassionate analysis and a passionate commitment to improving lives. Today, over 300 foundations have used CEP’s assessments to gather honest feedback from their stakeholders in an effort to learn how to be even more effective. CEOs and trustees have come to rely on our research for insights into foundation effectiveness on a wide range of topics, from assessing performance to developing strategy to managing stakeholder relationships. Our highly regarded programming—including our biennial conference—gives foundation leaders an exclusive and unprecedented opportunity to connect with their peers.
The Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) is the only university-based center with a singular focus on philanthropy for social impact. Founded as a collaboration between the School of Social Policy & Practice and the Wharton School, it is a trusted source of knowledge and education to help donors around the world do more good. Our multi-disciplinary team’s work is characterized by a focus on social impact, an approach that leverages the best available information, and a commitment to making our guidance available and actionable for a wide-range of impact-focused funders.
CFLeads is a national network of community foundations committed to building stronger communities through community leadership. We believe community foundations stand as powerful forces for good in our communities. We also believe that we have the tools to help. And we believe we are stronger, and more effective, together. Our vision: Community foundations are vital partners in building communities where all residents are prosperous, healthy and secure. Our mission: We help community foundations build strong communities by advancing effective practices, sharing knowledge, and galvanizing action on critical issues of our time. What we do: CFLeads offers conferences, forums, webinars, resources, structured intensive learning Read more
The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation is a global organization that seeks to ignite the passion and unleash the power in young people to create positive change. We pursue our mission by working collaboratively with others to support and operate high-quality education, identity development, leadership training and service programs designed to help young people cultivate their growth as individuals and as leaders. Our work emphasizes efforts to improve public education in the United States, strengthen the global Jewish community and Israel, and enhance the quality of life in our founders’ hometown of Tulsa, OK. Established in 1987, the Foundation has offices in Tulsa, Read more
The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP) is an association of grantmakers committed to promoting and supporting effective philanthropy for the public good. CCP’s members are foundations (private, corporate, community), business and corporate giving programs, bank trusts, donor-advised funds, individual philanthropists, and those serving the philanthropic sector. CCP is dedicated to providing its members with the highest quality programs, resources and services, networking opportunities, and insight and news about grantmaking and philanthropy.
The Council of Michigan Foundations is a community of philanthropists committed to improving outcomes for Michigan, and beyond. Through investing in the state’s charitable organizations, convening business, government and nonprofit leaders, collaborating on critical issues, seeking innovative solutions, sharing knowledge and advocating, we leverage our collective voice to increase the impact of Michigan philanthropy.
An active philanthropic network, the Council on Foundations, founded in 1949, is a nonprofit leadership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations. It provides the opportunity, leadership, and tools needed by philanthropic organizations to expand, enhance and sustain their ability to advance the common good. The Council empowers professionals in philanthropy to meet today’s toughest challenges and advances a culture of charitable giving in the U.S. and globally.
D5 is a five-year coalition to grow philanthropy’s diversity, equity, and inclusion. We envision a philanthropic sector in which foundations draw on the power of diverse staffs and boards to achieve lasting impact, forge genuine partnerships with diverse communities, and increase access to opportunities and resources for all people. To realize this vision, we are working toward four big sector changes: Leaders: New foundation CEO, staff, and trustee appointments more closely reflect U.S. demographic trends. Action: More foundations take meaningful action to address diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in their organizations. Funding: Annual funding for diverse communities increases substantially. Data: Read more
Established in 1992, the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy is an academic center within the College of Community and Public Service at Grand Valley State University. Like many academic centers, we offer original research and expertise on the latest theories in our field. Yet when we talk about “doing good,” we mean more than theory. The Johnson Center puts research to work, with and for professionals across the country. Through professional development services, courses and trainings, philanthropic tools, and more, we support: Effective Philanthropy: Helping donors and foundations adopt best practices in their careers and organizations Strong Nonprofits: Helping nonprofit organizations strengthen their teams, Read more
EPIP exists because the foundation industry is traditionally dominated by mid-career and retired leaders. The 1990s saw the start of an ongoing boom in the number of foundations and the need for professional staff. Hundreds of young nonprofit and community leaders have been hired into foundation jobs. While there has been much buzz about the inter-generational transfer of wealth, the field has not acknowledged the generational shift in the staff realm. Hence, this emerging cadre of grantmakers has not been nurtured, utilized to the fullest, or networked as a cohort. This situation betrays a larger gap in professional education for Read more
Everyday Democracy works locally and nationally for a stronger and more equitable democracy. In neighborhoods, towns and cities, and regions across the country, we coach people in bringing their communities together in equitable and inclusive dialogue to make progress on some of today’s toughest public issues. From community-police relations, to racism, to education reform and more, Everyday Democracy provides discussion guides, how-to materials and advice to those who want to take on such issues and create sustained change. We also work with issue-based organizations as well as organizations in the democracy and social justice fields to advance a vision and Read more
Connect to a powerful network of thousands of philanthropic leaders. Our members work in virtually all communities and support causes of every kind. They use a wide range of vehicles and strategies. Assets range from small to large. Some are new to philanthropy; others, seasoned. All have in common lean operations and a style of philanthropy motivated by personal passion, community needs, and the strong desire for better outcomes.
Who we are Fiscal Management Associates, LLC is a financial management consulting organization. FMA is dedicated to helping nonprofits strengthen their financial health. FMA’s consulting, outsourcing and training services are designed to help organizations build the fiscal muscle they need to more efficiently fulfill their mission. Since 1999, FMA has had the privilege to serve major foundations and nonprofit organizations throughout the nation. Private and public foundations with diverse portfolios and needs repeatedly seek out FMA to strengthen their grantees and improve their grant making capacity. FMA understands that developing well rounded and knowledgeable program officers and strong grantee organizations Read more
Foundation Source is the nation’s largest provider of comprehensive support services for private foundations, bringing unparalleled knowledge and expertise to clients across the country. Our administrative services, online foundation management tools, and philanthropic advisory services provide a fully outsourced solution for private foundations of all sizes. Our clients supply the funds, the vision, and the philanthropic goals; we provide everything else. The only functions we don’t offer are asset management, legal counsel, and personal tax services, but we coordinate closely with the trusted advisors you designate. The result: a better-run foundation and more effective philanthropy.
FSG is a mission-driven consulting firm for leaders in search of large-scale, lasting social change. Through our combination of customized consulting services, powerful ideas, and learning communities, we help foundations, businesses, nonprofits, and governments around the world unleash their full potential to reimagine social change.
Working side-by-side with funders and our movement’s organizations through three decades, Funders for LGBTQ Issues remains the sole organization dedicated exclusively to increasing institutional giving to LGBTQ communities. Mission Funders for LGBTQ Issues seeks to mobilize philanthropic resources that enhance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, promote equity, and advance racial, economic and gender justice. Vision An empowered and functioning democracy with full equality under the law, equal access to services, unconditional respect for difference and the meaningful participation of all communities at tables where decisions are made. We seek to accomplish our mission by: Serving Read more
As the nation’s preeminent educator of fundraisers and grantmakers, the NYU School of Professional Studies George H. Heyman, Jr. Program for Philanthropy and Fundraising offers a host of career advancement courses to meet the nonprofit sector’s demand for highly trained, creative professionals. Our online and onsite courses help current and aspiring philanthropists and fundraisers to heighten their impact and to maximize efficiency through a diverse curriculum that provides practical, applicable knowledge and offers outstanding networking opportunities.
Giving Circles Fund (GCF) uses the power of collective action to create lasting change. The organization was founded on the premise that anyone can become a generous, committed and strategic giver. Recognizing that affordability, knowledge and impact are a barrier to entry for many people who want to give back, GCF developed an innovative online platform that has helped emerging philanthropists grant hundreds of thousands of dollars to deserving nonprofits across the country.In early 2016, Giving Circles Fund merged with the Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation (LAAF) in order to scale its impact. GCF and LAAF were natural partners because of our Read more
GrantCraft is a service of Foundation Center, which works to improve the capacity of the social sector through data-driven tools and access to knowledge. GrantCraft develops and curates resources across different strategies, issues, languages, and formats.
GEO’s publications are driven by the issues we care about. We dive into specific topics and connect themes across the sector in short and longer works. Our publications elevate real examples from your peers, providing innovative ideas to your own organization. We also craft practical tools and friendly guides to help transform your knowledge into action. Our most popular resources: Shaping Culture Through Key Moments Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity The Source Codes of Foundation Culture To see learn more about our publications, explore our resource library. Members greatly value our publications because they lift up the experience, wisdom and insights of Read more
GRANTMAKERS of Oregon and Southwest Washington is a community of funders working to strengthen and expand philanthropy and improve the vitality and health of our communities. The organization is a resource for funders, an advocate for ethical and responsible charitable giving and a catalyst for effective philanthropy. GRANTMAKERS of Oregon and Southwest Washington is a membership association whose mission is to inspire effective philanthropy in our region.
Idealware, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the authoritative source for independent, thoroughly-researched technology resources for the social sector. Our publications, assessments, and training can save you time and money by providing impartial guidance that gives you the knowledge and confidence you need to decide what’s best for your organization.
Innovation Network is an established leader in advocacy evaluation, and has a demonstrated ability to design evaluation approaches for complex initiatives. We have experience working with federal, state, and local policy change efforts; systems change efforts; and grassroots movements. We efficiently collect data from a wide array of sources including community members, organizers, advocates, experts, and other leading thinkers. Our staff are adept at performing quantitative and qualitative analysis and organizing data to develop coherent findings and themes.
In 2010, legal staff at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (collectively the “Foundations”) joined together to develop a comprehensive training program on legal issues in grantmaking. The goal of this collaboration is to create online, web-based trainings to supplement existing in-person training programs. As a result, the Foundations developed Learn Foundation Law, a free first-of-its-kind resource for private foundations (and others who are interested), to host e-trainings and tools related to the basic legal rules for private foundations.
Equipping teachers, impacting civic life Vision: All youth are educated and equipped for lifelong engagement in philanthropy as givers of time, talent, and treasure for the common good. Mission: Learning to Give equips K-12 teachers to educate students as philanthropists with knowledge, skills, and action to make a better world. We connect students’ civic lives to academic learning.
LearnPhilanthropy is a marketplace of knowledge and tools designed to help you: Be more successful in your current role and your career path, Introduce newcomers to the field and guide learning within your organization, and Learn together with field leaders and peers, and keep up on emerging trends.
The McGregor Fund is a private foundation organized “to relieve the misfortunes and promote the well-being of mankind.” It was established by a $5,000 deed of gift from Tracy W. McGregor in 1925. Later it was augmented to nearly $10 million through subsequent gifts from Mr. McGregor and his wife, Katherine Whitney McGregor. At June 30, 2012, the Fund’s assets had grown to $150 million and it had granted $215 million since its founding. Over the years, the Fund has continued to be faithful to the stated intent of the donors. Grants to relieve misfortune and promote well-being are made Read more
The Minnesota Council on Foundations expands and strengthens a vibrant community of diverse grantmakers who individually and collectively advance the common good. MCF members represent three-quarters of all grantmaking in the state, awarding more than $1 billion annually. MCF is: An advocate for giving, promoting ethical and responsible charitable giving A resource for grantmaking, creating and sharing information for and about grantmakers A catalyst for philanthropy, sparking connections, networks and knowledge for effective grantmaking
Mission Investors Exchange is where philanthropic innovators exchange ideas, tools, and experiences to increase the impact of their capital. Mission Investors Exchange was launched in May 2012 as the culmination of the integration of PRI Makers Network and More For Mission. Mission Investors Exchange members include more than 230 foundations and mission investing organizations. Our full members are U.S. and some international foundations of all sizes and mission areas who use or are learning to use program-related and mission-related investing as a strategy to accomplish their philanthropic goals. Our affiliate members work in partnership with foundations to aggregate and deploy Read more
Monitor Institute is a social enterprise that surfaces and spreads best practices in public problem solving and pioneers next practices – breakthrough approaches to addressing social and environmental challenges. We partner with mission-driven organizations and their leaders, helping them make the hard choices and take the necessary actions to reach a new level of impact. Our approach marries our deep grounding in strategy, networks, social innovation and human systems with the fundamentals of professional advisory services – effective project management, skilled facilitation and well-timed intervention. As part of the global strategy firm Monitor Deloitte, we are able to draw on Read more
The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) is the only national nonprofit dedicated exclusively to families who give and those who work with them. We provide the resources, expertise and support families need to transform their values into effective giving that makes a lasting impact on the communities they serve. Together, we make great things happen.
For more than 30 years, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) has served as the country’s independent watchdog of foundations. Over time, institutional grantmakers, federal and state governments, and individuals have taken our recommendations and turned them into policy, such as our promotion of comprehensive financial reporting for foundations as well as the inclusion of advocacy organizations in the Combined Federal Campaign—now both widely accepted as “good practice.” One of NCRP’s early accomplishments also involved tackling United Way’s monopoly on workplace fundraising. It played a critical role in the development of alternative workplace giving funds, such as Community Shares, Read more
Elevating philanthropy The National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers is dedicated to elevating, expanding and improving the field of philanthropy. It is the only organization that brings together high-quality consultants to support the work of grantmakers, and to advance quality and ethical standards among consultants to philanthropy. NNCG members represent experienced and carefully vetted practitioners and thought leaders in the philanthropic field. Part think-tank and part service organization, the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers provides a learning community and a forum for open discussion among consultants dedicated to increasing and strengthening philanthropy. NNCG’s mission is to increase the quality, effectiveness and Read more
As one of the nation’s leading community development financial institutions (CDFI), Nonprofit Finance Fund® (NFF®) makes millions of dollars in loans to nonprofits and pushes for fundamental improvement in how money is given and used in the sector. Since 1980, we’ve worked to connect money to mission effectively so that nonprofits can keep doing what they do so well. We provide a continuum of financing, consulting, and advocacy services to nonprofits and funders nationwide.
The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) aspires to a world where all nonprofit organizations use technology skillfully and confidently to meet community needs and fulfill their missions. We are the membership organization of nonprofit technology professionals. Our members share the common goal of helping nonprofits use all aspects of technology more effectively. We believe that technology allows nonprofits to work with greater social impact. We enable our members to strategically use technology to make the world a better, just, and equitable place. NTEN facilitates the exchange of knowledge and information within our community. We connect our members to each other, provide professional development Read more
Pacific Community Ventures is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social enterprise that engages small businesses, investors and policymakers to build an economy that works for everyone. They create quality jobs and stimulate investments in underserved communities through two primary areas of programming: As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) PCV offers Small Business Advising & Small Business Lending programs that connect small business owners to the expertise and capital they need to grow their businesses and hire new employees. Their Business Advising program uses an online platform and algorithm to connect small business owners with pro bono expert business advisors who provide tailored, hands-on assistance. Their Business Lending Read more
PEAK Grantmaking is a member-led national association of professionals who specialize in grants management for funding organizations. The people of PEAK Grantmaking come together to form a vibrant community of grantmaking practice that advances shared leadership and learning across the sector. This is where Practice Meets Purpose. By cultivating resources, learning opportunities, and collaborations across the philanthropic spectrum, we support grantmaking practices designed to maximize mission-driven efficiency and effectiveness of funders of every size.
Philanthropy Northwest is a reliable source for programming and events that help grantmakers in our region stay connected to information and to each other. Our programs focus on the issues that matter most right now, and they are relevant for institutional funders of all sizes – from small family foundations to large corporate giving programs. Philanthropy Northwest’s annual conference – the largest convening of funders in our region – offers unparalleled networking opportunities alongside educational sessions from experts in the field.
Putnam Consulting Group provides a full range of advising and consulting services to help philanthropists achieve dramatic results with confidence and clarity. Since 1999, we’ve been honored to deliver results for funders of all sizes and types, providing experienced consultation and guidance, impact evaluation, and communications savvy to your grantmaking team or foundation leadership. Our services include: Innovative Strategy Development – create and launch new strategies and grantmaking programs Smart Funds Allocation – spend your grant dollars and your time most efficiently Impact Evaluation – prove the worth of your work Communicating Results – share your story to spark ideas in others Speaking – increase Read more
Headquartered and operated in Indianapolis, Ind., Renaissance Philanthropic Solutions Group (RenPSG) is the largest independent philanthropic solutions provider in North America. With 30 years of industry knowledge, RenPSG delivers custom solutions that include tax expertise, accounting support and impeccable client service, all through our proprietary cloud computing technology. We count financial services firms, elite nonprofit organizations and leading community foundations as our partners, and currently support more than $16.6 Billion of assets to include charitable trusts, donor-advised funds, pooled income funds, endowments and private foundations. Established in 1987 as Renaissance Inc., the company focused solely on charitable trusts until 2000 Read more
Our mission: to improve the health and health care of all Americans. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country. As the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care, the Foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, measurable, and timely change. For more than 40 years the Foundation has brought experience, commitment, and a rigorous, balanced approach to the problems that affect the health and health care of those it serves. When it comes to helping Americans lead healthier Read more
In 1891, John D. Rockefeller, Sr. set out to manage his philanthropy “as if it were a business.” At RPA, we maintain that commitment to practicality and strategic acumen; we also believe that giving is a natural, enriching part of human life. Whether you’re an individual, a family, or an institution, we’ll partner with you every step along the way. When you engage in thoughtful philanthropy, questions immediately arise: “Where do I start? How do we best implement this idea? Is this having an impact? How on earth will we find the time to make this happen?” The answers begin Read more
Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. is the former Chairman and CEO of the Bechtel Corporation, a major global engineering and construction company. In 1957 he created the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation as a personal commitment to the prosperity he envisioned and desired for California. Mr. Bechtel directed the Foundation’s primary investments toward STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and the environment. With Mr. Bechtel’s leadership, the Foundation has played a key role in strengthening STEM teaching and learning in California, and promoting the sustainable management of California’s natural resources. In 2009, the Foundation decided to invest all of its assets – Read more
The Southeastern Council of Foundations (SECF) is one of the nation’s largest regional associations of grantmakers, serving more than 330 of the most dynamic foundations and corporate giving programs in the South. SECF works in partnership with members in 11 Southeastern states to serve, strengthen, promote and champion the South’s philanthropic voice and infrastructure through engaging programming, leadership development training, access to unique resources and invaluable connections. By encouraging insightful philanthropic collaboration, SECF creates opportunities to increase the region’s grantmaking impact and empower transformational community change.
The Communications Network supports foundations and nonprofits to improve lives through the power of smart communications. Formed nearly 20 years ago as a volunteer group, the Network today operates as a stand-alone 501(c), dedicated to helping advance, promote, and encourage the adoption of effective communications practices in philanthropy. Its membership, now approaching 300, represents a diverse mix of talent and communications expertise including foundation and nonprofit communicators, and consultants who assist both types of organizations. The Network elevates the quality of communications practice within foundations as well as the grantees they support by: Offering face-to-face and online professional development programs Read more
The Foundation Review is the first peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy, written by and for foundation staff and boards, and those who work with them implementing programs. It provides rigorous research and writing, presented in an accessible style. Our mission is to share evaluation results, tools, and knowledge about the philanthropic sector in order to improve the practice of grantmaking, yielding greater impact and innovation. The Foundation Review is a hybrid journal, with a mix of subscriber-only and open-access content. The journal is published by the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. Subscribe.
The Kresge Foundation is a $3.5 billion private, national foundation that works to expand opportunities in America’s cities through grantmaking and social investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and community development in Detroit.
Created in 1960, The Skillman Foundation is a private philanthropy committed to improving meaningful graduation rates in the Detroit region, so kids are ready for college, career, and life. The Foundation has assets of nearly a half-billion dollars, with an annual grants budget of $17 million. The Foundation works to achieve its goal by investing in community leadership, neighborhoods, safety initiatives, high-quality schools, social innovation, and youth development.
The mission of The Suder Foundation (TSF) is to dramatically improve the graduation rate of first-generation college students and prepare each scholar for a life with self-awareness, success, and significance. We accomplish this mission through First Scholars—our holistic student success program currently operating at our growing national network of four-year public universities. First Scholars® is an initiative of The Suder Foundation, a private foundation located in Plano, Texas. The First Scholars program, administered on the campuses of selected four-year major public universities, provides a data-driven approach to increasing the graduation rate of first-generation college students. The foundation’s funding priority is to Read more
TrueChild helps donors, policy-makers and practitioners reconnect race, class and gender through “gender transformative” approaches that challenge rigid gender norms and inequities. We are especially interested in the impact of gender on at-risk communities, including those that are of color, LGBTQ, or low income. Our experts provide expertise and consulting services to philanthropic officers, policy-makers, and non-profits that increases the efficacy of philanthropic efforts, public policy and programmatic efforts while maximizing social returns. Specifically we: 1. Conduct trainings and briefings that help foundations, policy-makers, and non-profits integrate a strong gender lens; 2. Convene scholars, practitioners, policy-makers, and donors so that research begins to inform practice; 3. Read more
Formerly the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, this national network of nearly 60 philanthropy associations and networks across the United States facilitates effective philanthropy to strengthen communities and improve lives throughout the United State.
The Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy works across all sectors to increase the impact of actors on the front lines of social change. By partnering with changemakers, sharing knowledge, and analyzing results, CNP is amplifying these efforts to improve practice, inform policy and advance public understanding.
Giving time to a charitable cause or organization without receiving financial remuneration. Often refered to as “service” or expanded to include giving talent, energy, expertise, etc. Often combined with other forms of giving, but can be the sole method of donating.
We make smart philanthropy simple. WiserGiving® provides free interactive tools, resources, and expert advice to help individuals increase their charitable impact and achieve their philanthropy goals. As a nonprofit, our commitment is to provide unbiased, customized guidance. WiserGiving.org features unique tools that simplify complex issues and provide objective, actionable recommendations based on the knowledge of experts in the field. Our founders, Liz Bremner, a seasoned philanthropy executive, and Karen Crow, an Internet veteran from Google, saw their Silicon Valley colleagues struggling to effectively jump-start their philanthropy. With grants from the Ford Foundation and Hewlett Foundation, Liz and Karen began implementing their vision of Read more