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About Us

As the largest and most diverse network in American philanthropy, United Philanthropy Forum holds a unique position in the social sector to advance, inform, and support the philanthropic sector.

We are a membership network of nearly 100 regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs), representing more than 7,000 funders, who work to use our voice and influence to help create vibrant, equitable communities. The Forum envisions a courageous philanthropic sector that catalyzes a just and equitable society where all can participate and prosper. 

The Forum has created 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 mobilize the power of our network to influence the sector, lead change, and increase impact in philanthropy more deeply and broadly than any other organization in our field. 

A photo of participants mingling at a reception during the 2023 Forum Annual Conference.

Our Vision

We envision a courageous philanthropic sector that catalyzes a just and equitable society where all can participate and prosper.

Our Mission

We lead, strengthen, inform, connect and mobilize a national network of organizations that advance philanthropy's impact for the common good.

Our Values

Collaboration | Continuous Learning | Innovation | Generosity of Spirit | Racial Equity

Our Value Proposition

United Philanthropy Forum is the only professional group that connects regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations to share their vast knowledge and expertise, develop their professional skills, and advance their individual and collective work. With great generosity of spirit and passion for the common good, our inclusive organization leads, informs and strengthens the field of philanthropy.

Our Supporters

The Forum is supported by dues and additional financial support from our members; earned income from our programs and knowledge management collaborative; and general operating and project grant support. We rely on philanthropic support to leverage the full power of our vibrant and robust network and completely fulfill our mission and vision. The Forum is grateful for the general operating and project support that we currently receive from the following organizations:

Forum Partners

The Forum is pleased to acknowledge the following organizations as official Forum Partners that have demonstrated their support for our mission and vision and commitment to engage deeply with our network:

Forum Financials

Forum Audited Financials


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