Council on Foundations

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.




Exponent Philanthropy

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.




Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

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




Hands on Network

Points of Light’s network of volunteer action centers inspires, equips and mobilizes people to take action that changes the world. They put people at the center of change and connect them to their power to make a difference. Points of Light works in partnership with companies, foundations, government agencies and nonprofits to achieve the greatest impact.




Independent Sector

Independent Sector is the only national membership organization that brings together a diverse set of nonprofits, foundations, and corporations to advance the common good.




United Philanthropy Forum

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.




Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS)

WINGS is a network of about 100 philanthropy associations and support organizations in 40 countries around the world whose purpose is to strengthen, promote, and provide leadership on the development of philanthropy and social investment.