Council on Foundations

The Council on Foundations is a national nonprofit association of nearly 1,800 grantmaking foundations and corporations. As the leading advocate for philanthropy, we strive to increase the effectiveness, stewardship, and accountability of our sector while providing our members with the services and support they need to advance the common good.




Exponent Philanthropy

There is a powerful force in philanthropy today. It’s practiced by donors, trustees, and philanthropic professionals who choose to give big by staying small, working with few or no staff to make the most of their resources. Their style of giving is unique—it’s lean, agile, responsive, passionate, personal. And it’s achieving enormous, outsized impact in communities across the country and around the world. Exponent Philanthropy amplifies and celebrates the vital work of this diverse group of givers. We’re a vibrant membership organization, and we provide resources and valuable connections to help funders make the most of the minutes they have and the Read more




Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers

The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers (the Forum) is a national philanthropic leader and a network of 35 regional associations of grantmakers. It supports philanthropy by strengthening the ability of all regional associations to fulfill their missions; these associations promote the growth and effectiveness of philanthropy in order to improve life in their communities. The Forum organizes its activities and applies its resources against six priorities: Strengthen: We strengthen effective and efficient geographic associations and provide support and services to them. Connect: We leverage the assets of our network. Expand: We promote greater participation in geographic associations. Knowledge: We Read more




Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations is a diverse community of more than 500 grantmakers reshaping the way philanthropy operates to invest in nonprofit success. Mission: Understanding that grantmakers are successful only to the extent that their grantees achieve meaningful results, GEO promotes strategies and practices that contribute to grantee success. Nonprofits are successful at achieving more meaningful change in our communities when they have the resources and skills to be effective. By not adequately responding to what nonprofits say they need most to maximize impact, funders can inadvertently do harm to the organizations and causes we intend to support. Changing grantmaker Read more




Hands on Network

We inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world. We put people at the center of change and connect them to their power to make a difference by adhering to these values: People drive change Passion overcomes obstacles Service bridges and bonds Innovation drives results Servant leadership transforms




Independent Sector

Independent Sector is the leadership network for nonprofits, foundations, and corporations committed to advancing the common good. Our nonpartisan coalition’s networks collectively represent tens of thousands of organizations and individuals locally, nationally, and globally.




Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS)

WINGS is an independent global not-for-profit network that brings together associations and support organizations serving philanthropy in more than 50 countries around the world. Together WINGS members represent more than 20,000 grantmakers and social investors worldwide.