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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 help increase philanthropy’s impact in communities across the country. We are a membership network of 86 regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs), representing more than 7,000 funders, who work to make philanthropy better. 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 can lead change and increase impact in philanthropy in a deeper and broader way than any other organization in our field.

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 and inform a national network of organizations that advance philanthropy's impact for the common good.

Our Values

  • Collaboration
  • Continuous Learning
  • Equity & Inclusion
  • Generosity of Spirit
  • Innovation

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:

  • Barr Foundation
  • S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
  • Borealis Philanthropy
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • Funders Census Initiative/New Venture Fund
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • Newman's Own Foundation
  • Raikes Foundation
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Forum Partners

The Forum is pleased to welcome Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors as a Forum Partner.

Forum Financials