Back to top
Back to top

Grantmakers

Regional associations of grantmakers are the premier resource for grantmakers seeking assistance, information, and community. As the Forum Network, regional associations comprise the largest network serving philanthropy. To find a regional association near you, please refer to our regional association locator.

Regional associations of grantmakers promote the growth and effectiveness of philanthropy to improve lives in their communities. They accomplish this by:

  • Delivering educational programming and resources in order to strengthen grantmakers so they can meet community and global needs;
  • Bringing together grantmakers, and coordinating grantmakers with grantseekers; 
  • Informing donors, their advisors, the media, and the general public about all forms of philanthropy; 
  • Communicating the value of philanthropy to local, state, and national policymakers and the media; and
  • Sustaining and supporting all types and sizes of grantmakers, aiming to represent the majority of endowed giving organizations in their region.

Regionals also work together through the Forum on a number of collaborative initiatives, inluding D5, LearnPhilanthropy, and Project Streamline. The Forum has established a number of learning communitity for regional associations where peer knowledge exchange reduces duplication and increases impact. Our Knowledge Management initiative and PolicyWorks program are two prime examples.

Additionally, the Forum and its member curate a collection of resources specficically for grantmakers, known as the Knowledgebase. You can search the Knowledgebase on any regional association site or here on the Forum's site for sample documents, reports from the field, funder briefings, and more.

Our Members

National Organizations

ABFE 
Africa Grantmakers' Affinity Group
Animal Grantmakers
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy 
Asset Funders Network
Biodiversity Funders Group 
Candid
CECP
CFLeads 
The Center for Effective Philanthropy
The Communications Network
Council on Foundations
Early Childhood Funders' Collaborative
Economic Opportunity Funders
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
Environmental Grantmakers Association
Funders Concerned About AIDS
Funders' Committee for Civic Participation
Funders for LGBTQ Issues 
Funders for Reproductive Equity 
The Funders Network 
Funders Together to End Homelessness
Fund the People 
Grantmakers in Aging
Grantmakers in the Arts
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
Grantmakers for Education
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Grantmakers In Health
Grantmakers for Thriving Youth
Health & Environmental Funders Network 
Hispanics in Philanthropy
Human Rights Funders Network
International Funders for Indigenous Peoples 
Media Impact Funders 
Mission Investors Exchange 
National Center for Family Philanthropy 
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy 
National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers
Native Americans in Philanthropy
Neighborhood Funders Group
Peace and Security Funders Group 
PEAK Grantmaking 
Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity
Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders 
Technology Association of Grantmakers
Trust-Based Philanthropy Project
Workforce Matters
Women’s Funding Network

Regional Organizations

Arizona Grantmakers Forum
Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy
Council of Michigan Foundations
Council of New Jersey Grantmakers  
Filantropía Puerto Rico
Florida Philanthropic Network
Forefront (IL)
Funder Hui (HI)
Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island
Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington
Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania
Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy
Indiana Philanthropy Alliance
Iowa Council of Foundations
Kansas Association of Community Foundations
League of California Community Foundations 
Maine Philanthropy Center
Maryland Philanthropy Network
Mid-South Philanthropy Network
Minnesota Council on Foundations
Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy
New Mexico Association of Grantmakers
North Carolina Network of Grantmakers
Northeastern Pennsylvania Grantmakers
Northern California Grantmakers
NY Funders Alliance
Orange County Grantmakers
Philanthropy Colorado
Philanthropy Delaware
Philanthropy Massachusetts
Philanthropy Missouri
Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia
Philanthropy New York
Philanthropy Northwest
Philanthropy Ohio
Philanthropy Southwest
Philanthropy West Virginia
Southeastern Council of Foundations
Southern California Grantmakers
Virginia Funders Network
Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers
Wisconsin Philanthropy Network