MISSION: ACCP empowers corporate responsibility leaders to improve the world and strengthen their companies. There are many names for the field. Corporate philanthropy, corporate giving, corporate contributions, corporate social responsibility, corporate responsibility and corporate citizenship to name a few. For simplicity, you will see it referred to here as Corporate Citizenship. Whatever you may call it, the profession has evolved significantly in the last ten years and is now an integral function within the corporate structure. As a corporate citizenship professional, you develop programs that can shape the public image of your company and influence corporate culture within your company. 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 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 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.
Since its founding in 1963, the Bruner Foundation has been known for innovative thinking about complex social issues, and for its ongoing commitment to meaningful social change. Since 1996 the Bruner Foundation has focused on initiatives and partnerships that seek to increase effectiveness in the non-profit service delivery sector by strengthening internal evaluation capacity, by increasing the use of evaluative thinking in a wide range of organizational areas and ultimately, by building sustainable organizational evaluative capacity – the combining of evaluation skills with evaluative thinking. The Foundation believes that organizations that have and use evaluative capacity are better able to serve their 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) promotes, facilitates and celebrates Arab American giving through education, donor outreach and services, and grantmaking. CAAP, a project of ACCESS, is the only national institution that supports philanthropy in the Arab American community while operating on a community foundation model. Through harnessing the collective power of Arab American giving, CAAP strengthens the voice of our community in American civil society. Our Mission: The Center for Arab American Philanthropy strengthens the impact of strategic Arab American giving through education, asset building and grantmaking, in order to improve lives and build vibrant communities. Our Vision: 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 has emerged as a unique and trusted authority for donors around the world who are seeking to maximize the social impact of their funds. In areas as diverse as closing the achievement gap in the U.S., effective disaster relief, and major global public health issues such as malaria and child mortality, the Center translates the best available information into actionable guidance for those looking to make the greatest difference in the lives of others. Our work includes independent analysis, educational programming, and custom engagements for individual donors, institutional funders, advisors and philanthropic intermediaries. Our story: Read more
The Center for High Impact Philanthropy is a nonprofit and university-based center focused on improving the social impact of philanthropic activities. Our work includes writing, teaching and programming for individual donors, institutional funders and philanthropic intermediaries. Our story: Providing actionable and evidence-based guidance Established in the spring of 2006 by the dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice and a small group of anonymous Wharton alumni, the Center provides independent analysis, education and other decision-making tools for donors concerned with maximizing the social impact of their funds. To meet our goal of providing smart, practical guidance to donors Read more
CFLeads is a national learning cooperative on community leadership. What does that mean? We are the hub and go-to-source for community foundations committed to building community leadership as a core and enduring competency. For community foundations to work in new ways that improve and strengthen their communities is not easy but it is essential. Recognizing community leadership as the wave of the future of the field, this is our vision: Community foundations take on challenging issues, pursue cross-sector solutions, engage citizens, and marshal the needed resources to improve their communities and provide opportunity for all. Recognizing that it will take 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.
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
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
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.
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
Mission Funders for LGBTQ Issues works to increase the scale and impact of philanthropic resources aimed at enhancing the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, promoting equity, and advancing racial, economic and gender justice. Who We Are Funders for LGBTQ Issues is a network of more than 75 foundations, corporations, and funding institutions that collectively award more than $1 billion annually, including approximately $100 million specifically devoted to LGBTQ issues. What We Do Research Funders for LGBTQ issues has a long history of reporting on LGBTQ grantmaking by both U.S. foundations and international institutions. We produce an Read more
The Giving Circles Fund (GCF) is a movement of Next Gen philanthropists who utilize the power of collective action to create lasting change. We believe that anyone, yes, even you, can become a generous, committed and strategic giver. We recognize that affordability, knowledge and impact are barriers to giving for many Millennials (a fancy term for 20- and 30-somethings.) Student loans and starting salaries leave many of us feeling like we don’t have much to contribute, and that our modest donations are just drops in an overwhelmingly large bucket. Our generation is passionate about improving our world, but many of Read more
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.
By: National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers member’s Molly Penn and Deborah Flood of Penn Flood Consulting In our experience, it is important to describe the process clearly and with uniformity to all prospective consultants so you can do an “apples-to-apples” comparison of their respective approaches. Toward that end, you may want to consider these internal questions we typically ask in our preliminary conversation with a prospect foundation client. Project Goals: First, clarify what you want the consultant to help you with and to what extent those goals overlap. For example, some foundations might want to use the board retreat to Read more
Author: National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers (NNCG)
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.
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
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
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
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.
Philanthropy Southwest actively promotes opportunities to exchange ideas, build relationships and advance philanthropic excellence. Our association includes trustees and staff with foundations in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The region is large enough to provide diversity that inspires forward thinking, and small enough to ensure personalized attention. We are dedicated to fostering a welcoming environment with members who generously help other members, working together toward a better future.
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 Read more
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) is a nonprofit organization that currently advises on and manages more than $280 million in annual giving. Headquartered in New York City, it traces its antecedents to John D. Rockefeller Sr., who in 1891 began to professionally manage his philanthropy “as if it were a business.” With thoughtful and effective philanthropy as its one and only mission, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors has grown into one of the world’s largest philanthropic service organizations since its inception in 2002, having overseen more than $3 billion in grantmaking across the globe from four regional offices in the United States. Comprehensive 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 is a membership association of more than 360 grantmakers working together to strengthen, promote and increase philanthropy in 11 Southeastern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia).
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
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 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.
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.
Our mission: the Urban Institute gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues — to foster sound public policy and effective government. The Urban Institute builds knowledge about the nation’s social and fiscal challenges, practicing open-minded, evidence-based research to diagnose problems and figure out which policies and programs work best, for whom, and how.
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