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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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
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
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
The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP) is an association of grantmakers committed to promoting and supporting effective philanthropy for the public good. 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.
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.
NTEN aspires to a world where all nonprofit organizations use technology skillfully and confidently to meet community needs and fulfill their missions. 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.
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
Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. is the former Chairman and CEO of the Bechtel Corporation, a major global engineering and construction company. In 1957 he created the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation as a personal commitment to the prosperity he envisioned and desired for California. Mr. Bechtel directed the Foundation’s primary investments toward STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and the environment. With Mr. Bechtel’s leadership, the Foundation has played a key role in strengthening STEM teaching and learning in California, and promoting the sustainable management of California’s natural resources. In 2009, the Foundation decided to invest all of its assets – Read more
The Kresge Foundation is a $3.5 billion 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.
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.
Complete Philanthropic Solutions. Cloud Apps. Consulting. Administration. RenPSG provides the technology and service so donors focus on giving and organizations focus on growth.
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
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 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 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
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.
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
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.
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 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 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 promotes effective, collaborative philanthropy. We provide educational and networking opportunities, customized philanthropic consulting services and impact investing resources for foundations and corporations.
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.
The Southeastern Council of Foundations (SECF) is one of the nation’s largest regional associations of grantmakers, serving more than 330 of the most dynamic foundations and corporate giving programs in the South. SECF works in partnership with members in 11 Southeastern states to serve, strengthen, promote and champion the South’s philanthropic voice and infrastructure through engaging programming, leadership development training, access to unique resources and invaluable connections. By encouraging insightful philanthropic collaboration, SECF creates opportunities to increase the region’s grantmaking impact and empower transformational community change.
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.
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.
LearnPhilanthropy is a marketplace of knowledge and tools designed to help you: Be more successful in your current role and your career path, Introduce newcomers to the field and guide learning within your organization, and Learn together with field leaders and peers, and keep up on emerging trends.
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.
As one of the nation’s leading community development financial institutions (CDFI), Nonprofit Finance Fund® (NFF®) makes millions of dollars in loans to nonprofits and pushes for fundamental improvement in how money is given and used in the sector. We provide a continuum of financing, consulting, and advocacy services to nonprofits and funders nationwide.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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 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 is the first peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy, written by and for foundation staff and boards, and those who work with them implementing programs. Our mission is 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 is published quarterly and is a hybrid journal, with a mix of subscriber-only and open-access content. The journal is published by the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University
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 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 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 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.
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
FSG is a mission-driven consulting firm for leaders in search of large-scale, lasting social change. Through our combination of customized consulting services, powerful ideas, and learning communities, we help foundations, businesses, nonprofits, and governments around the world unleash their full potential to reimagine social change.
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.
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.
FMA exists to build a community of individuals with the confidence and skills to lead organizations that change the world. Since 1999, our dedicated consultants have served major foundations and nonprofit organizations nationwide and around the world by helping them develop the capacity they need to fulfill their missions more effectively and efficiently. Foundations routinely call on FMA to strengthen grantee operations and fiscal management, improve their own grant-making capacity, and increase the financial knowledge of their staff. Nonprofit organizations depend on FMA to offer advisory services and practical tools to surmount challenges and navigate significant decisions. Foundation boards and Read more
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.
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.
The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy is a university-based center leading a systems-based, comprehensive approach to serving nonprofits, foundations, and others seeking to transform their communities for the public good.
D5 is a five-year coalition to advance philanthropy’s diversity, equity, and inclusion. As our constituencies become increasingly diverse, we need to understand and reflect their rich variety of perspectives in order to achieve greater impact.
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.
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.
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 helps mission-driven organizations and philanthropists to advance their learning and accelerate their impact.
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).
BoardSource and its global network of leaders represent a broad and diverse cross-section of the social sector. We are committed to providing support that is relevant and accessible to organizations of every size, stage, geography, and programmatic focus. We are especially proud to be working in partnership with individuals and organizations that share our belief in the power of nonprofit organizations and leaders to advance the public good and that are working to create positive change in their communities and our world more broadly.
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.
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 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
Bolder Advocacy provides nonprofits and foundations with the resources and tools to help them navigate complex advocacy rules and regulations. BolderAdvocacy.org is a place where users can search our robust collection of how-to’s, fact sheets, and reports that help nonprofits stay up-to-date on advocacy and connect with a coach for one-on-one technical assistance and trainings. The site provides examples of how nonprofits have used advocacy to advance their causes, and promotes tools that help nonprofits measure and develop the ability to advocate and evaluate accomplishments. Bolder Advocacy is an initiative of the Alliance for Justice.
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.