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Our Members

The Forum's members are regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) that work in many important ways to strengthen, advance, lead, inform and support the philanthropy sector. Our members are membership associations, networks and other types of organizations that focus on a specific geographic region, funding issue(s), population group, philanthropic practice, and/or type of funder. Our members represent more than 7,000 primarily philanthropic organizations, making the Forum the largest network serving philanthropy in America.

Most, but not all, Forum members are membership organizations of philanthropic institutions and individuals. Most of our members serve philanthropic institutions such as private independent and family foundations, community foundations, corporate grantmakers and other types of grantmaking and philanthropic organizations. The membership of some Forum members also includes individual philanthropists, government agencies and professional advisors, and a few of our members include nonprofits as their members.

Our members are a part of what is sometimes called the "philanthropy infrastructure." A civil society needs infrastructure to ensure that nonprofits and foundations can act with integrity and impact. Philanthropy infrastructure organizations run the training programs that support the growth of our staff and volunteers. They do the research to help us understand what works, and what doesn’t. They build the technology platforms that make communication and learning possible. They hold the conferences that gather philanthropy leaders together and provide them the resources and connections to improve their work. They advocate for new levels of excellence to push us all to do better — and for policies that create the legal environment in which we work. In short, they make philanthropy more effective in its quest to make the world better. 

Our Members

National Organizations

ABFE 
ACCP 
Africa Grantmakers' Affinity Group
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy 
CFLeads 
The Center for Effective Philanthropy
Early Childhood Funders' Collaborative
Economic Opportunity Funders
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
Environmental Grantmakers Association
Exponent Philanthropy
Foundation Center
Funders Concerned About AIDS
Funders' Committee for Civic Participation
Funders for LGBTQ Issues 
Funders for Reproductive Equity 
Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities
Funders Together to End Homelessness
Fund the People 
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Grantmakers in Aging
Hispanics in Philanthropy
Health & Environmental 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
PEAK Grantmaking 
Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity
Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders 
Technology Affinity Group

Regional Organizations

Arizona Grantmakers Forum
Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers
Colorado Association of Funders
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy
Council of Michigan Foundations
Council of New Jersey Grantmakers  
Florida Philanthropic Network
Forefront (IL)
Gateway Center for Giving
Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island
Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington
Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania
Indiana Philanthropy Alliance
Iowa Council of Foundations
Kansas Association of Community Foundations
League of California Community Foundations 
Maine Philanthropy Center
Memphis Grantmakers Forum
Minnesota Council on Foundations
Mississippi Association of Grantmakers 
New Mexico Association of Grantmakers
North Carolina Network of Grantmakers
Northeastern Pennsylvania Grantmakers
Northern California Grantmakers
NY Funders Alliance
Orange County Grantmakers
Philanthropy Delaware
Philanthropy Massachusetts
Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia
Philanthropy New York
Philanthropy Northwest
Philanthropy Ohio
Philanthropy Southwest
Philanthropy West Virginia
Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico Inc
San Diego Grantmakers
Southeastern Council of Foundations
Southern California Grantmakers
Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers
Wisconsin Philanthropy Network

Member Spotlight

Africa Grantmakers' Affinity Group Logo

Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group (AGAG) convenes funders, curates information and connects people to build an informed network of grantmakers engaged in robust, effective, and responsive philanthropy to benefit African communities.

Spotlight Report

As the South Grows: Weathering the Storm (National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy)

The third in a series of reports about opportunities for philanthropy to improve the lives of underserved communities in the South, this report finds that between 2010 and 2014 foundation funding for communities in eastern North Carolina and southern Louisiana neither helped meet the region's environmental challenges nor capitalized on opportunities to support grassroots organizations working to effect long-term structural change. Only 26 percent of the grant dollars allocated to eastern North Carolina and 43 percent in southern Louisiana benefited marginalized communities, while only 4 percent of foundation funding allocated to eastern North Carolina and 8 percent to southern Louisiana supported systemic change strategies such as community organizing, advocacy, or policy change efforts.