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.




Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers

The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers is a national network of nearly 60 philanthropy associations and networks across the United States, including regional philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) and national PSOs—such as national issue-based, identity-based and practice-based affinity groups. Our members represent more than 7,000 primarily philanthropic organizations, making us the largest network serving philanthropy in America. With deep regional roots and a broad nationwide reach, the Forum facilitates effective philanthropy to strengthen communities and improve lives throughout the United States.




Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations exists to help grantmakers turn their desire to improve into real progress. That’s the power of the GEO community. With more than 5,000 grantmakers across the globe, we work together to lift up the grantmaking practices that matter most to nonprofits and that truly improve philanthropy. There’s no shortage of advice out there for grantmakers working to improve. There’s also no shortage of hurdles to making change. Since 1997, GEO has provided opportunities for grantmakers to come together to share knowledge and inspire each other to act. GEO members find value in making strong connections to 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.




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.