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.
The Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group is a dynamic and diverse network of organizations and individuals funding efforts that benefit Africa and its people. We offer new and experienced funders opportunities to build strong professional relationships and deepen their understanding of current trends to help make strategic funding decisions.
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) is a national membership organization dedicated to expanding and mobilizing philanthropic and community resources for underserved AAPI communities to build a more just and equitable society.
The Black Social Change Funders Network (BSCFN) is a network of funders committed to creating thriving Black communities by strengthening the infrastructure for Black-led social change. BSCFN purpose To build the institutional and political power of the Black community to make Black lives matter and for the Black community to thrive. BSCFN primary goal To help vitalize and strengthen the infrastructure for Black-led social change by advocating for much greater philanthropic investment. BSCFN believes Philanthropy must push beyond its traditional discrete issue focus to adopt an intersectional approach to substantively address structural racism against the Black community. What we know Read more
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
CAF America is a global grantmaking organization assisting corporations, foundations, and individuals. We streamline the grantmaking process to eliminate risk and administrative burden. Through our work, we help donors support great causes by assisting them in making strategic, effective, and tax-advantaged grants internationally and domestically. American donors cannot give directly to foreign charitable organizations and obtain a tax deduction. As a US public charity, CAF America is able to accept funds from American donors who can then recommend that CAF America use those funds to support foreign charitable organizations.
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.
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) is a full-time resource to help donors make more thoughtful disaster-related giving decisions and maximize the impact of their gifts. Our mission: transform the field of disaster philanthropy to increase donor effectiveness throughout the lifecycle of disasters through our educational, fund opportunities and strategic guidance.
The idea behind CF Insights is simple: What if each community foundation could know what allcommunity foundations collectively know? Created by Community Foundations CF Insights responds to a hunger for shared knowledge and greater impact among U.S. community foundations. Community foundations grow stronger when their decisions are based on timely, accurate, and complete information. Through CF Insights, community foundations improve performance and sustainability – individually and collectively.
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.
CHANGE Philanthropy (formerly known as Joint Affinity Groups) was founded in 1993 to unify identity-focused philanthropic affinity groups into an empowered coalition. Coming together, our seven core partners are working to integrate diversity, inclusion, and social justice into philanthropic practice, transforming the sector’s culture to be one that embraces equity.
This is the place for those practicing collective impact to find the tools, resources, and advice they need. It’s a network of individuals coming together to share experience and knowledge to accelerate the effectiveness and adoption of collective impact. The Collective Impact Forum is an initiative of FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions
CECP is a coalition of CEOs united in the belief that societal improvement is an essential measure of business performance. Founded in 1999, CECP has grown to a movement of more than 150 CEOs of the world’s largest companies across all industries.
Commonfund is an asset management firm founded in 1971 with a two-part mission. First, to create investment solutions and access to managers and strategies for nonprofits that did could not attain them on their own. As importantly, our charter was to also create educational programs that could bring current best practices to institutional investors of all sizes and segments.
CIN is a national network of giving circles. A giving circle is a group who pool their personal time, talents, and treasure to address social issues in their communities using thoughtful giving strategies. The activities of a giving circle include grant making, advocacy and public education as complementary ways to demystify philanthropy by making it accessible and more democratic to everyday people. CIN understands the importance of guiding African Americans and people of color to the supply side of philanthropy and to be the first investors in their communities.
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.
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
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.
Fidelity Charitable is a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 1991. We make it easy for donors to leave a lasting impact through philanthropy—in particular, through our donor-advised fund, called the Giving Account. We have streamlined the process of strategic giving for a broad range of donors, allowing them to contribute many types of assets, and plan their giving more systematically, maximizing their generosity.
FFOG is the Foundation Financial Officers Group, a non-profit membership organization of financial and investment officers of large private foundations in the United States and abroad. FFOG has more than 400 members from 200 foundations in the United States, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Israel.
Founded in 2000, the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO) is a dynamic collective of social justice funders and youth organizing practitioners dedicated to advancing youth organizing as a strategy for youth development and social change. FCYO’s mission is to increase resources to the field of youth organizing and promote the leadership of low-income young people and young people of color in social justice organizing. Our work is focused on the following program areas: Strategic Grantmaking & Capacity Building: to strengthen the organizational capacity, sustainability, power, and efficacy of youth organizing groups Infrastructure Development: to build a more connected youth Read more
Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) is the leading voice on philanthropic resources allocated to the global AIDS epidemic. We provide funders with the data necessary to make informed decisions on HIV/AIDS funding.
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
Funders for Reproductive Equity is a community of grant makers who address issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice in the United States and around the world. We aim to ensure that all people have the rights and resources to make and act on decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. To that end, we seek to improve communication, foster collaboration, increase resources, and enhance the effectiveness of funders in this field.
The Funders’ Network is a membership organization that helps grantmakers across North America advance strategies to create fair, prosperous, and sustainable regions and communities that offer everyone the chance for a good life. We believe that the suite of tools available to funders―investing, grantmaking, collaborating, convening, facilitating, and more―uniquely position them to lead the movement for smarter growth policies and practices that benefit both places and people.
The Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP) is an innovative and thought-provoking network that shares an underlying conviction that all people deserve a voice in our democratic process. We serve leaders in the philanthropic community working to further this vision with heightened attention to issues of equity and historically disenfranchised and underrepresented communities.
Since 1990, GCIR has sought to influence philanthropy to advance the contributions and address the needs of the country’s growing and increasingly diverse immigrant and refugee populations. In so doing, we seek to promote effective grantmaking that not only improves the lives of newcomers but also strengthens communities.
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
Grantmakers in the Arts is the only national association of both public and private arts and culture funders in the US, including independent and family foundations, public agencies, community foundations, corporate philanthropies, nonprofit regrantors, and national service organizations – funders of all shapes and sizes across the US and into Canada.
The Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce (GIST) is a national network of grantmakers interested in improving the economic well-being of low-income families in the United States. Established in 1992, GIST operates as an umbrella group for participating funders and philanthropic advisors, providing a neutral forum for strategic discussion and acting as a vehicle to encourage co-investment among foundations and facilitate cooperation among grantees on high priority issues.
Grassroots Grantmakers is a network of people and organizations who believe that community change efforts should “begin with residents” and be rooted in a deep commitment to thriving communities that are inclusive, fair, and sustainable. A defining characteristic is that most of the work is done not only for the people of a neighborhood or community but also by them.
HRI is a leading non-governmental organisation working to reduce the negative health, social and human rights impacts of drug use and drug policy by promoting evidence-based public health policies and practices, and human rights based approaches to drugs.
HIP partners with a transnational network of foundations to make impactful investments in the Latino community, and we help Latino nonprofits access funds and develop their leadership so they can effectively address the most pressing issues facing our communities.
Human Rights Funders Network (formerly known as the International Human Rights Funders Group–IHRFG) was founded in 1994 by a small group of human rights grantmakers who wanted to share their strategies and what they were learning, discuss field-wide trends, and collaborate. Since those early days, our community has grown into a global network of approximately 1,500 individual grantmakers and philanthropists committed to advancing human rights through effective philanthropy.
IFF is a mission-driven lender, real estate consultant, and developer that helps communities thrive by creating opportunities for low-income communities and people with disabilities. Key to our success has been a deep sense of purpose, a broad perspective, and a relentless focus on achieving positive results. Social return can coincide with financial return. Across the Midwest, we help clients from every sector, including human service agencies, health centers, schools, housing developers, and grocery stores.
International Funders for Indigenous Peoples is the only global donor affinity group dedicated solely to Indigenous peoples around the world. For the past seventeen years, IFIP has built momentum toward a new movement in philanthropy that recognizes Indigenous communities as high-impact investments.
Jewish Funders Network grows the size and impact of Jewish philanthropy. We connect funders together, empower individual excellence, and catalyze collective action. We work for a vibrant, meaningful, inclusive, interconnected, creative, and compassionate world.
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.
We’re a community of givers. A family of believers. A part of a global movement of Christian generosity. With God’s grace, your gifts, and our creative solutions, we’ve sent $10 billion to 55,000 charities since 1982, and we’re just getting started. From the simplicity of the Giving Fund to the multiplying power of non-cash giving, our innovative solutions can help you experience more impact, fewer taxes, less paperwork, and more joy. More than 35,000 families look to NCF’s expert guidance and creative giving solutions to help them maximize their impact for the causes they love. How can we serve you?
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 Philanthropic Trust (NPT) is a public charity dedicated to providing philanthropic expertise to donors, foundations and financial institutions, enabling them to realize their philanthropic aspirations.
Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) is a membership-based organization that promotes reciprocity and investment in, with and for Native peoples to build healthy and sustainable communities for all. All are welcome to join the NAP circle. Our membership consists of those who are committed to the inclusion of Native peoples in creating deep and long-lasting impact, systemic and sustainable change in all of our communities.
Launched in 1983 as Public Interest Projects (PIP), a 501(c)(3) public charity, NEO Philanthropy is committed to building strong social justice movements. As an intermediary, we bridge the gap that often exists between funders and organizations doing the work, through collaborative funds, fiscal sponsorships, capacity building and donor services, such as donor advised funds and special initiatives.
New Profit is a pioneering venture philanthropy organization that invests in breakthrough leaders and systems change initiatives. We work arm-in-arm with social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and other changemakers to break down barriers to opportunity in America
NEXUS is a global community founded to bridge communities of wealth and social entrepreneurship. With over 3500 members from 70 countries, we work to unite young investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and allies to catalyze new leadership and accelerate needed political, societal, indigenous, financial, environmental, and equal justice solutions. Founded in 2011, NEXUS has hosted over 35 summits across five continents to connect young people from diverse backgrounds and link communities that would otherwise never meet. NEXUS also conducts research and provides thought leadership to facilitate collaboration and build a global culture of philanthropy. NEXUS puts the hope and promise of Read more
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
The Peace and Security Funders Group is a network of public, private and family foundations, and individual philanthropists who make grants or expenditures that contribute to peace and global security. We maintain an informed, engaged and collegial community of funders, whose numbers and investments in the field are steadily increasing.
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.
The goal of the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE) is to increase the amount and effectiveness of resources aimed at combating institutional and structural racism in communities through capacity building, education, and convening of grantmakers and grantseekers.
PACE is a membership network of foundations and funders that invest in civic engagement and democracy. PACE’s mission is to inspire interest, understanding, and investment in civic engagement within philanthropy and to be a voice for philanthropy in larger conversations taking place in the fields of civic engagement, service, and democratic practice.
Philanthropy New Zealand is the peak body representing and supporting philanthropy and grantmaking in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our members include trusts, foundations, community groups, individuals, investors, local government and iwi. As the hub of philanthropy in New Zealand, we facilitate collaboration and offer practical guidance for anyone with an interest in giving to make the world a better place. Our vision is for a thoughtfully generous Aotearoa/New Zealand. Our mission is to: • inspire more philanthropy • support better philanthropy and grantmaking • help build a stronger philanthropic and grantmaking sector.
The Philanthropy Roundtable is America’s leading network of charitable donors working to strengthen our free society, uphold donor intent, and protect the freedom to give. Our members include individual philanthropists, families, and private foundations. Publications: Almanac of American Philanthropy Philanthropy Magazine Wise Givers Guidebooks
At Points of Light, we help millions of volunteers change the world. We mobilize people to take action on the causes they care about through innovative programs, events and campaigns. Points of Light is creating a culture of volunteerism, one that celebrates the power of service.
Resource Generation organizes a multi-racial constituency of young people with inherited, earned, or future wealth who are committed to working for a just world. The broader Resource Generation community includes people of all ages and class backgrounds who support the role that young people with wealth play in social change. Our cross-class allies participate as board members, trainers, and organizational partners.
Schwab Charitable is an independent public charity created in 1999 to help clients more effectively meet their charitable giving needs through a donor-advised fund account. A Schwab Charitable donor-advised fund account allows investors to contribute cash or appreciated assets to a charitable account to realize the greatest possible tax benefits—and then support their favorite charities over time. Serving a wide range of philanthropic investors, Schwab Charitable’s accounts range in size from $5,000 to more than $500 million.
The Science Philanthropy Alliance is a community of funders who work together to inspire new, emerging and current philanthropists to dedicate a portion of their philanthropy to basic science. Alliance members act both as champions and advisors to other philanthropists to ensure more private funding is earmarked for the kinds of research initiatives that have led to the scientific, technological and medical breakthroughs that fuel our technology and information-driven economy of the 21st century.
The Security & Rights Collaborative (SRC) is a collaborative grantmaking program supporting a diverse field of organizations working to address profiling, discrimination, hate crimes, anti-Muslim bigotry and xenophobia. Through strategic grantmaking, programming, and field coordination, the SRC works to build the capacity of organizations representing Muslim, Arab, and South Asian (MASA) communities in the United States to protect rights, advance policy reform, and shift the narrative around issues at the core of our democracy and society.
Social Venture Partners enters its 21st year of engaged philanthropy in 2018, marking two decades of cultivating effective philanthropists, funding and strengthening nonprofits, and investing in collaborative solutions to our world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. Each year, our global network convenes to share emerging best practices, examine smarter approaches, and challenge our movement to greater equitability and impact. We renew our commitment to become more impactful philanthropists, more deeply understand our communities of need, and build upon the connections that define our work to make lasting, transformational change in the world.
The Global Philanthropists Circle (GPC) is a community of leading philanthropic families and social investors using their time, influence, and resources to fight poverty and social injustice in their own countries and around the world.
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.
By: Exponent Philanthropy Across the country, tens of thousands of foundations, giving circle members, donor advised fund holders, and individual donors are intentionally keeping their operations lean and their ears to the ground. These lean funders seek to nimbly maneuver their dollars, skills, and influence to achieve the most good. At Exponent Philanthropy, we’re dedicated to serving funders who choose to give big with few or no staff. We’re pleased to share the following top resources from our shop and trusted colleague organizations. Get up to speed If you are new to philanthropy or in need of a refresher, turn Read more
Unbound Philanthropy is an independent private grantmaking foundation that works to ensure that migrants and refugees are treated with respect and engage with their new communities. We support pragmatic, innovative, and responsive approaches to immigration and immigrant integration in the United States and United Kingdom. We are working to move the needle on issues of immigration, integration, and the well-being of receiving communities in both the short and long term.
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
Vanguard Charitable is a leading U.S. nonprofit organization that fulfills its mission to increase philanthropic giving by administering a donor-advised fund–a tax-effective way to consolidate, accrue, and grant assets to charity. Our philanthropic accounts offer donors a flexible and convenient way to give and, ultimately, help them make a greater charitable impact.
Philanthropy is ripe for innovation, and we’re leading the charge. We’ve taken the venture capital model of investing and put it to work for people. That means building strategic investment portfolios and networks of great organizations with tremendous potential. Isolated efforts will never be enough to solve the problems plaguing the kids in our communities. Our model allows us to tackle big, interconnected problems with big, interconnected solutions. We are always looking for what’s next.
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.
The Youth Transition Funders Group (YTFG) is a national network of funders that work together to support the well-being and economic success of vulnerable young people age 14 to 25. We seek to ensure that all young people have lifelong family, personal, and community connections and the opportunities and tools to succeed throughout adulthood.