Organizational Profile

Academy for Grantmaking and Funder Education, New York University


New York University’s Academy for Grantmaking and Funder Education (a division of the George Heyman Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising) is the nation’s oldest and most comprehensive university based program teaching funders and grantmakers.

The largest and most complete program of its kind, the Academy was established for individuals and foundations who want to learn how to give strategically, wisely, and ethically. Through dozens of continuing education courses, a professional certificate program, and a host of special events examining pertinent issues in the field of grantmaking, the Academy meets the needs of new and experienced grantmakers, wealth managers, and professional advisors. Courses are led by a top-notch faculty of prominent fundraisers, foundation leaders, and private philanthropists, while drawing on the expertise at NYU’s related centers of business and law.

Our curriculum is based on “core competencies of grantmaking,” sequential learning, and was developed in collaboration with the Council on Foundations, the Association of Small Foundations, Regional Associations of Grantmakers, the National Center for Family Philanthropy, and numerous private foundations, and many others in the field.

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Target Audience: Grants management staff, Program staff, Administrative staff, Executive staff, Trustees, Donors, Advisors

Services Provided: Resources, Training

Geographic Scope: Local, State, National, Global

Target Organizations: Community foundation, Public foundation, Donor advised, Corporate grantmaker, Family foundation, Independent, Operating foundation

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