Scaling Solutions toward Shifting Systems 2018 Report

Realizing that the world’s pressing challenges are becoming more complex, many philanthropic funders are reflecting on how to create more transformational impact. They wonder whether they are putting their resources to best use, and what they could do differently to create more sustainable solutions to the challenges they aim to address. To help answer that question, the Scaling Solutions toward Shifting Systems initiative was launched in 2016 as an inquiry: Can we encourage collaborative, longer-term, adaptive resources to fund and accelerate scalable solutions targeting systemic changes around pressing global issues? Since then, the initiative’s steering group and team, with representation from the Read more

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Southeastern Council of Foundations 

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). SECF itself does not make grants.




Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Whether you’re an established foundation, an aspiring philanthropist, a global corporation, a group of funders with a shared interest, or anything in between, RPA meets you where you are. We continually build on lessons learned over more than a century, as well as ideas just emerging, sharing insight with our clients, our community and the sector at large. Our goal: to help define the next generation of philanthropy as we foster a worldwide culture of giving.




William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund

The mission of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund is to achieve equity in education by working with those affected and inspiring all to end racism and poverty.




FSG

FSG is a mission-driven consulting firm. We are experienced advisors to corporate, foundation, and nonprofit/NGO leaders. Through our combination of customized consulting services, powerful insights, and ground-breaking initiatives, we help clients around the world create social impact. SOCIAL IMPACT EXPERTS FSG was founded in 2000 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter and Mark Kramer to help foundations create more effective strategies and impact beyond their grant dollars. Today, we are a global firm of 160 people in 6 offices on 3 continents. Each year we use our expertise in strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation to help hundreds of Read more




George H. Heyman, Jr. Program for Philanthropy and Fundraising

As the nation’s preeminent educator of fundraisers and grantmakers, the NYU School of Professional Studies George H. Heyman, Jr. Program for Philanthropy and Fundraising offers a host of career advancement courses to meet the nonprofit sector’s demand for highly trained, creative professionals. Our online and onsite courses help current and aspiring philanthropists and fundraisers to heighten their impact and to maximize efficiency through a diverse curriculum that provides practical, applicable knowledge and offers outstanding networking opportunities.  




Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers

As the region’s premier resource on philanthropy dedicated to informing grantmakers and improving our community, ABAG membership includes more than 135 private and community foundations, corporations, donor advised funds, giving circles and public charities, representing the vast majority of institutional giving in our area.




Bolder Advocacy – Alliance for Justice

Bolder Advocacy promotes active engagement in democratic processes and institutions by giving nonprofits and foundations the confidence to advocate effectively and by protecting their right to do so. Our goal is to demystify and decode advocacy by equipping organizations with knowledge and tools.  We help organizations fully understand the rules and become assertive in their right to pursue their policy goals. Bolder Advocacy is an initiative of the Alliance for Justice — a national association of 130 organizations that are united by a commitment to a fair, just, and free America where everyone has equal access to justice and can fully Read more




BoardSource

BoardSource works with foundations to help support their, as well as their grantees’, board leadership and development. We also depend on the support of foundations to accomplish our important sector-wide work. Investments by foundations make a difference, and help nonprofit organizations sustain the important work that they do. Similar to the way that the financial resources you grant to your nonprofit partners help support and sustain their work, the work of each foundation’s board can provide the leadership, strategy, and oversight needed to build the organization’s impact and resilience. Boards play a pivotal role in organizational leadership. Strong boards make Read more




Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes. Our work focuses on strengthening families, building stronger communities and ensuring access to opportunity, because children need all three to succeed. We advance research and solutions to overcome the barriers to success, help communities demonstrate what works and influence decision makers to invest in strategies based on solid evidence. As a private philanthropy based in Baltimore and working across the country, we make grants that help federal agencies, states, counties, cities and neighborhoods create more Read more




Alliance magazine

Alliance magazine is the leading magazine for philanthropy and social investment worldwide. Since 1996 it has provided news and analysis of what’s happening in the philanthropy and social investment sectors across the world. It also acts as a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences among practitioners. As well as news and conference reports, articles, book reviews and opinion columns, each issue has a special in-depth feature on some key aspect of philanthropy and social investment, with contributors from around the world and expert guest editors. The magazine is currently available in print, online and in PDF and via the Alliance Read more




Giving Circles Fund

Giving Circles Fund (GCF) uses the power of collective action to create lasting change. The organization was founded on the premise that anyone can become a generous, committed and strategic giver. Recognizing that affordability, knowledge and impact are a barrier to entry for many people who want to give back, GCF developed an innovative online platform that has helped emerging philanthropists grant hundreds of thousands of dollars to deserving nonprofits across the country. By making it easy to build or join a giving circle, GCF inspires, educates and empowers people to give in a way that matters more.




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




Nonprofit Finance Fund

Nonprofit Finance Fund® (NFF®) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). NFF has always brought capital to where it’s needed most for social good. In 1980, our loans helped nonprofits deal with the high energy costs of double-digit inflation. Today, we continue to evolve with the needs of our society and our sector, helping nonprofits and their supporters be financially stable and nimble so they can explore opportunities, weather storms, and make use of data and ideas. New ways emerge daily for nonprofits and funders to partner differently to get the stronger results that all want, Read more




United Philanthropy Forum

United Philanthropy Forum leads, strengthens and informs a national network of more than 70 regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) that advance philanthropy’s impact for the common good. We envision a courageous philanthropic sector that catalyzes a just and equitable society where all can participate and prosper. Forum members represent more than 7,000 philanthropic organizations, making us the largest network serving philanthropy in America. The Forum is creating a new kind of philanthropic network that brings together regional PSOs’ deep regional roots and connections with national PSOs’ deep content knowledge and reach. Given our network’s scale and scope, we can Read more




Open Road Alliance

Open Road Alliance is a private philanthropic initiative that provides grants and loans to non-profits and social enterprises for mid-implementation projects facing an unexpected roadblock or a sudden catalytic opportunity.




The Kresge Foundation

The Kresge Foundation is a 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. In collaboration with our nonprofit, public, private and philanthropic partners, we help create pathways for low-income people to improve their life circumstances and join the economic mainstream. “Creating opportunity for low-income people is a hallmark of our work at The Kresge Foundation,” says Rip Rapson, president and CEO. “Our programs reflect the inflection points where we think we can actually make a difference in the life trajectories of Read more




ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation

Through research, education, and outreach activities, the ASU Lodestar Center enhances the effectiveness of those who govern, manage, provide programs and services, volunteer for, and support nonprofit organizations. We serve: Individuals who currently, or aspire to, lead and support nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit organizations and their supporting networks. Through the Advancing Philanthropy Initiative, current and potential philanthropists – individuals and families – will benefit from knowledge, tools and resources that help them maximize the impact of their contributions. Stay tuned for Philanthropy Matters Programming.  




Exponent Philanthropy

We empower philanthropists to leverage their resources and amplify their impact. Exponent Philanthropy is the country’s largest association of funders and the only one dedicated to serving foundations with few or no staff, philanthropic families, and individual donors. Our vibrant network has in common lean operations and a style of philanthropy motivated by personal passion, community needs, and the strong desire for better outcomes. We provide high-quality and cost-effective programs, resources, and connections that maximize our members’ dollars and time for the benefit of diverse communities and causes.




Funders for LGBTQ Issues

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. 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 annual tracking report and Read more




Connecticut Council for Philanthropy

The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP) is an association of grantmakers committed to promoting and supporting effective philanthropy for the public good. CCP believes in encouraging philanthropy that is guided by the values of transparency, accessibility, ethical conduct, and responsiveness to diverse populations. Further, we value a diverse workforce and diverse leadership, because we believe that this enriches and elevates our work and community. 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.  




Fiscal Management Associates

Foundation boards and leaders work hard to change the world for the better. Forward-thinking foundations want to ensure that their program officers’ expertise is complemented with nonprofit finance knowledge and that their grantees are sustainable with strong infrastructures that support their programs. Developing well-rounded, knowledgeable program officers and strong grantee organizations are goals every foundation supports. Understanding how to actualize these goals is core to FMA’s mission. Here’s a few ways the FMA team works with foundations and their grantees: Foundations Implementing grantmaking decision protocols that integrate financial and program data Building program officer financial management knowledge and skill Establishing Read more




Nonprofit Technology Network

NTEN is where nonprofit professionals learn about and celebrate the ways technology helps them meet their missions. More than 50,000 community members access NTEN’s capacity-building programs and services, including educational courses, the Nonprofit Technology Conference, and online and in-person discussion spaces. We are the membership organization of nonprofit technology professionals. Our members share the common goal of helping nonprofits use all aspects of technology more effectively.




Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals

The Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals (ACCP) is a membership organization open to for-profit companies or corporate funded foundations that have corporate responsibility or corporate citizenship programs. ACCP is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Join to access tools and training that can help you more effectively navigate the ever-changing dynamics of corporate citizenship and maximize your corporation’s social investments.  




LearnPhilanthropy

LearnPhilanthropy is a marketplace of knowledge and tools for grantmaker learning designed to help: Grantmakers be more successful in their current role and career path, Introduce newcomers to the philanthropic field and guide learning within organizations, and Grantmakers learn together with field leaders and peers, and keep up on emerging trends.




Management Assistance Group

MAG envisions a world where the planet and all who inhabit it are treated with dignity and love and resources and power are shared in ways that enable everyone the opportunity to realize their potential and live life fully. To advance our vision, we strengthen individuals, organizations, and networks to bring about transformative change. We also co-create the conditions in the social change sector that are necessary to make this change possible. Specifically, we: Provide consulting and coaching services that utilize innovative approaches; Design and facilitate labs, movement networks, and cross-sector systems change initiatives; Conduct research on critical issues faced Read more




Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy

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 Read more




Bruner Foundation

The Bruner Foundation promotes innovative thinking about complex social issues and fosters meaningful change. Established in 1963 by Rudy Bruner and his wife Martha, it has influenced policy and practices over its history in health care delivery, holocaust studies, education, and non-profit evaluation, and broadened understanding of urban excellence and development in American cities. The foundation currently operates three programs: The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, a national design award that recognizes transformative urban places distinguished by their economic and social contributions to America’s cities; the Bruner Loeb Forum, a partnership between the Rudy Bruner Award and the Harvard Loeb Fellowship that Read more




The Skillman Foundation

A voice for children since 1960, the Skillman Foundation works to ensure that Detroit youth have access to high-quality educational and economic opportunities and a strong, broad network of champions that work on behalf of young people’s interests. We believe children are our greatest asset, and that the children of Detroit are integral to the city’s sustained recovery and growth.




Foundation Source

Foundation Source is the nation’s largest provider of comprehensive support services for private foundations, bringing unparalleled knowledge and expertise to clients across the country. Our services include administrative support, active compliance monitoring, tax and legal expertise, online foundation management tools, and philanthropic advisory services. New Foundations – Foundation Source can provide a new foundation, ready for funding, in as little as three business days. We also happily work with new foundations that are established independently by an attorney. Existing Foundations –Whether your foundation has been around for a few years or a few generations, we have the resources and experience Read more




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.




Council of Michigan Foundations

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.




Center for Effective Philanthropy

Improving Foundation Performance Through Data + Insight. The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) is a nonprofit organization focused on the development of data and insight to enable higher-performing funders. CEP’s mission is to provide data and create insight so philanthropic funders can better define, assess, and improve their effectiveness – and, as a result, their intended impact.




C.S. Mott Foundation

Promoting a Just, Equitable, and Sustainable Society In each of our program areas — Civil Society, Education, Environment and Flint Area — we aim to inspire and empower individuals to work with their communities in ways that will help them achieve more than they could ever accomplish alone.  




Fund the People

Fund the People is the campaign to maximize investment in the nonprofit workforce. Nonprofit professionals are the bedrock of civic life. Our communities, environment, and economy all benefit when nonprofit leaders have the support to thrive and contribute their best work. You’re in the right place for guidance on investing in the nonprofit workforce as a strategy for increasing the impact and sustainability of your grantees. Our toolkit is a free, online resource that provides ideas, practices, data, and guidance to help you incorporate talent-investing into your foundation’s funding practices. Additional resources may also be found on our YouTube channel. Need more guidance Read more




The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world. For 50 years, we have supported efforts to advance education for all, preserve the environment, improve lives and livelihoods in developing countries, promote the health and economic well-being of women, support vibrant performing arts, strengthen Bay Area communities and make the philanthropy sector more effective. The foundation was established in 1966 by engineer and entrepreneur William R. Hewlett and his wife, Flora Lamson Hewlett, with their eldest son, Walter Hewlett. Today, it is one of the largest philanthropic institutions in the United Read more




Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

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




Bridgeway Partners

The major question confronting your foundation or nonprofit today is how to achieve greater results with fewer resources. Bridgeway Partners helps you leverage your limited time, energy, and money with a systemic approach to social change. Our work is focused in three areas: Facilitating social change Increasing organizational and personal productivity in sustainable ways Building capacity in the disciplines of organizational learning and systems thinking




Pacific Community Ventures

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




S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, Stephen Bechtel Fund

The S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation and the Stephen Bechtel Fund (“the Foundation”) envision a productive, vibrant, and sustainable California that is a model of success and a source of innovation. The Foundation’s vision for California is pursued through two programs. The Education Program focuses on helping young people develop the knowledge, skills, and character to explore and understand the world around them, growing into caring, informed, and productive adults. The Foundation supports students and educators in STEM education and character development, and encourages effective education policy. The Environment Program concentrates on the management, stewardship, and conservation of the state’s Read more




D5 Coalition

D5 was a five-year coalition to advance philanthropy’s diversity, equity, and inclusion. We started in 2010—by forming an unprecedented coalition of 18 infrastructure organizations and setting a strategic agenda to help philanthropy become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. It became a growing collaboration of foundations large and small, individual donors, regional and national associations, and organizations that focus on diverse communities. Together, it was a powerful, national network with the potential to impact philanthropy at every level. D5 built on the achievements and lessons of many in the field. The decades-long work of affinity groups and other partners on diversity Read more




ABFE

ABFE is a membership-based philanthropic organization that advocates for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities. Partnering with foundations, nonprofits and individuals, ABFE provides its members with professional development and technical assistance resources that further the philanthropic sector’s connection and responsiveness to issues of equality, diversity and inclusion.  




RenPSG Philanthropic Solutions Group

Complete Philanthropic Solutions. Cloud Apps. Consulting. Administration. RenPSG provides the technology and service so donors focus on giving and organizations focus on growth.




WiserGiving

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.




Putnam Consulting Group

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.  




The Suder Foundation

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




Beldon Fund

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




Everyday Democracy

Everyday Democracy works to strengthen democracy by making authentic engagement and public participation a permanent part of the way we work as a country. Since our founding in 1989, we have worked with hundreds of communities throughout the US, first by offering small, structured dialogues that led to positive and lasting change, and now offering an array of flexible resources and discussion guides, technical assistance and coaching, and information about our Dialogue to Change process. Our process uses solid engagement principles with a racial equity lens, and leads from personal connection to sustained action. We also work with Anchor Partners, Read more




Mission Investors Exchange

Mission Investors Exchange is the leading impact investing network for foundations dedicated to deploying capital for social and environmental change. With over 200 members, we provide resources, inspiration, and connections to help our members increase the scale and impact of their impact investing practice. Members come to Mission Investors Exchange and each other for best practices, new investment opportunities, deal partnerships, and innovations in impact investing around the world.




Monitor Institute by Deloitte

Monitor Institute by Deloitte works with social impact leaders to help surface and pioneer “next” practices—breakthrough approaches for social and environmental challenges. As part of Monitor Group and now at Deloitte LLP, the team has catalyzed progress on some of the pressing issues of our time.




Philanthropy Northwest

Philanthropy Northwest promotes effective, collaborative philanthropy. We provide educational and networking opportunities, customized philanthropic consulting services and impact investing resources for foundations and corporations.




The Communications Network

We are a collegial, peer-driven community of foundation and nonprofit communications professionals who share ideas, evidence, and lessons about how smart communications improve lives. Through meetings and events, publications, social outreach, and an online community, we elevate the role of communications across the social sector. We help our members build relationships, skills, and confidence to navigate a shifting information landscape and to be a voice for change that benefits both individuals and society.




Urban Institute Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy

The Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy works across all sectors to increase the impact of actors on the front lines of social change. By partnering with changemakers, sharing knowledge, and analyzing results, CNP is amplifying these efforts to improve practice, inform policy and advance public understanding.




National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers

The National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers is a champion for quality in the field of philanthropy consulting. NNCG was established in 2006 as a direct response to the needs of grantmakers who increasingly turn to consultants to support and increase the impact of their work.




National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

NCRP promotes philanthropy that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness. Publications: Responsive Philanthropy, Philanthropic Landscape series, and As the South Grows.




National Center for Family Philanthropy

The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) is the only national nonprofit dedicated exclusively to families who give and those who work with them. We provide the resources, expertise and support families need to transform their values into effective giving that makes a lasting impact on the communities they serve. Together, we make great things happen.




Minnesota Council on Foundations

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




McGregor Fund

Grounded in the lived examples of Tracy and Katherine McGregor, the McGregor Fund works to support and strengthen a safety net of essential resources and opportunities for vulnerable members of our community, particularly those experiencing sustained and concentrated poverty. We believe all human beings deserve access to these essential resources and opportunities, without which a healthy, fulfilled life is impossible. People living in poverty differ only insomuch as they are unable to pay for them. Working within the tri-county region of Metropolitan Detroit, we optimize our investments of grants and staff time to strengthen the safety net of essential resources Read more




Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Our mission: to improve the health and health care of all Americans. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country. As the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care, the Foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, measurable, and timely change. For more than 40 years the Foundation has brought experience, commitment, and a rigorous, balanced approach to the problems that affect the health and health care of those it serves. When it comes to helping Americans lead healthier Read more




Learning to Give

Grounded in academics and linked to real life, Learning to Give lessons and resources apply from kindergarten through high school. Our mission is to provide quality, inspirational, and field tested tools to help K-12 teachers educate, equip, and empower their students to be giving and caring citizens.




Learn Foundation Law

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.




Innovation Network

Innovation Network is based in Washington, DC and works around the country with funders and nonprofits. With deep experience in the evaluation, nonprofit, and philanthropic sectors, our staff is dedicated to sharing insights and tools that help our clients improve their work. Innovation Network is pleased to have the Center for Evaluation Innovation as our strategic partner. The Center was created in 2009 to push evaluation practice in new directions and into new arenas.




The Foundation Review

The Foundation Review journal is the first peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy, written by and for foundation staff and boards and those who work with them. Each quarterly issue provides peer-reviewed reports about the field of philanthropy, including reports by foundations on their own work. Our mission: 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 journal is a hybrid, with a mix of subscriber-only and open-access content. Sponsored issues may be completely open access. Authors may pay to have articles made open access. All articles Read more




Idealware

Idealware, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, provides impartial, thoroughly-researched, and easy-to-understand resources to help nonprofits use technology to create greater social impact in our communities. Idealware’s publications, assessments, and training can save you time and money by providing guidance that gives you the knowledge and confidence you need to decide what’s best for your organization.




PEAK Grantmaking

PEAK Grantmaking is a member-led national association of professionals who specialize in grants management for funding organizations. The people of PEAK Grantmaking come together to form a vibrant community of grantmaking practice that advances shared leadership and learning across the sector.




TrueChild

TrueChild is an action tank of leading experts that helps funders, policy-makers and practitioners challenge rigid gender norms and inequities through intersectional approaches that reconnect race, class and gender. We are especially interested in the challenges faced by at-risk youth, like those who are of color, LGBTQ, or in low-income communities.




GRANTMAKERS of Oregon and Southwest Washington

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.




GrantCraft – Foundation Center

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.




Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP), a project of Tides, is a national network of changemakers who strive for excellence and equity in the practice of philanthropy.




CFLeads

CFLeads is a national network of community foundations committed to building stronger communities through community leadership. CFLeads offers conferences, forums, webinars, resources, structured intensive learning opportunities for foundation leaders, and consulting services to the community foundation field.




Center for High Impact Philanthropy, University of Pennsylvania

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) is the only university-based center with a singular focus on philanthropy for social impact. Founded as a collaboration between the School of Social Policy & Practice and the Wharton School, it is a trusted source of knowledge and education to help donors around the world do more good.




Center for Arab American Philanthropy

The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) is a national community foundation. CAAP is an ACCESS institution. ACCESS is the largest nonprofit organization in the country dedicated to providing a range of holistic human services and leading initiatives to amplify the visibility and agency of Arab Americans.




Bridgespan Group

Bridgespan helps mission-driven organizations and philanthropists to advance their learning and accelerate their impact.




Bolder Giving

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).