National Philanthropy-Serving Organizations (PSOs) have deep content knowledge in their specific areas of expertise, whether it is knowledge of a particular funding issue, population group or philanthropic practice. Like regional PSOs, these national groups also provide opportunities for grantmakers to network and learn and serve as a resource to the philanthropic community and public.
To promote effective and responsive philanthropy in Black communities
Africa Grantmakers Affinity Group
We promote robust, effective, and responsive philanthropy benefiting African communities through catalyzing learning, networking, and strategic collaboration on issues and trends related to funding at all levels in Africa.
Animal Grantmakers is an affinity group of foundations and organizations making grants to benefit animals. This diverse group of philanthropists works locally, regionally, nationally and internationally on issues involving companion animals, captive and free-ranging wildlife, farmed animals and animals used in research, among others.
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
AAPIP's mission is to advance philanthropy and Asian American/Pacific Islander communities.
Biodiversity Funders Group
Biodiversity Funders Group is the premier professional association of foundation executives and trustees who make environmental grants. Its member foundations focus on protection of the quality and diversity of life, domestically and internationally.
Candid was born February 1, 2019, when Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces. Candid connects people who want to change the world with the resources they need to do it.
Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) is a CEO-led coalition that believes that a company’s social strategy — how it engages with key stakeholders including employees, communities, investors, and customers —determines company success.
CFLeads is the only national network of community foundations committed to community leadership.
The Center for Effective Philanthropy
CEP seeks to influence foundations to be more effective.
The Communications Network
The Communications Network connects, gathers, and informs leaders from the most influential foundations, nonprofits, and social sector consultancies across the globe. It is a vibrant, diverse, and dedicated community of over 3,000 communicators, storytellers, strategists, designers, researchers, producers, and community builders.
Council on Foundations
Provide the opportunity, leadership, and tools needed by philanthropic organizations to expand, enhance, and sustain their ability to advance the common good.
Disability & Philanthropy Forum
Central to the Forum’s mission is centering the perspectives of disabled people while engaging philanthropy on a collective journey to understand disability inclusion as key to advancing social justice.
Early Childhood Funders Collaborative
ECFC is a collaborative of committed early childhood funders who have been learning together and improving our collective positive impact for children, from birth to 8 years old, for over 20 years.
Economic Opportunity Funders
Economic Opportunity Funders (formerly known as GIST), is a network of national, regional and local level funders working to advance economic equity and opportunity in the United States.
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
EPIP’s mission is to develop emerging leaders committed to building a just, equitable, and sustainable society.
Environmental Grantmakers Association
EGA works with members and partners to promote effective environmental philanthropy by sharing knowledge, fostering debate, cultivating leadership, facilitating collaboration, and catalyzing action.
Exponent's mission is to amplify and increase the impact of lean funders by building an inclusive community where they can learn, connect, and collaborate.
Funders Concerned About AIDS
Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) mobilizes the leadership, ideas, and resources of funders to eradicate the global HIV/AIDS pandemic and to address its social and economic dimensions.
Funders for Justice
Funders for Justice is a national network and organizing platform of funders increasing resources to BIPOC grassroots organizations working at the intersections of racial justice, gender justice, ending criminalization, and building models for community safety & justice.
Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Funders for LGBTQ Issues seeks to mobilize philanthropic resources that enhance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, promote equity, and advance racial, economic and gender justice.
Funders for Reproductive Equity
Funders for Reproductive Equity is a community of grant makers that 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
Our mission is to inspire, strengthen and expand funding and philanthropic leadership that yield environmentally sustainable, socially equitable and economically prosperous regions and communities.
Funders Together to End Homelessness
Harness philanthropy’s expanding potential for impact and change to help end homelessness in America.
Funders' Committee for Civic Participation
The Funders’Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP) exists to promote civic participation as a key to making our democracy work. 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. Our members support non-partisan efforts to engage voters, eliminate structural barriers to voting, advance reforms to improve government and electoral systems, and inspire public involvement in civic life.
Fund the People
Fund the People seeks to maximize investment in the nonprofit workforce.
Grantmakers in Aging
Grantmakers in Aging is an inclusive and responsive membership organization that is a national catalyst for philanthropy, with a common dedication to improving the experience of aging. GIA members have a shared recognition that a society that is better for older adults is better for people of all ages.
Grantmakers in the Arts
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.
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
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 Education
Grantmakers for Education catalyzes learning, fosters connections and creates opportunities for members to collectively advance effective, strategic and equity-centered grantmaking in the field of education.
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
GEO is a diverse community of 500 grantmakers working to reshape the way philanthropy operates. Understanding that grantmakers are successful only to the extent that their grantees achieve meaningful results, GEO promotes strategies and practices that contribute to grantee success.
Grantmakers In Health
Helping grantmakers improve the health of all people.
Grantmakers for Thriving Youth
Launched in 2016, Grantmakers for Thriving Youth is a funders’ forum advancing a comprehensive approach to learning and development that will enable all young people to acquire the skills and capacities they need to thrive in learning, work, citizenship and life.
Health and Environmental Funders Network
HEFN’s mission is to maximize philanthropy’s impact on environmental health and environmental justice. To fulfill this mission HEFN works to: increase funding addressing health and the environment; promote better-informed grantmaking through information services and peer learning; and support more strategic and collaborative grantmaking.
Hispanics In Philanthropy
HIP’s mission is to strengthen Latino communities by increasing resources for the Latino and Latin American civil sector; increasing Latino participation and leadership throughout the field of philanthropy; and fostering policy change to enhance equity and inclusiveness.
Human Rights Funders Network
The Human Rights Funders Network is a global network committed to advancing human rights through effective philanthropy.
International Funders for Indigenous People
Increasing philanthropic investment in Indigenous communities worldwide by promoting cross-cultural understanding, sharing of knowledge.
Media Impact Funders
Media Impact Funders (formerly Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media) is a network of funders, working broadly on media and technology issues, in order to create social change.
Mission Investors Exchange
Mission Investors Exchange is where philanthropic innovators share ideas, tools and experiences to increase the impact of their capital.
National Center for Family Philanthropy
The National Center for Family Philanthropy’s mission is to promote philanthropic values, vision, and excellence across generations of donors and donor families.
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
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.
Native Americans in Philanthropy
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. Anyone and everyone who is interested in including Native peoples in creating deep and long-lasting impact, systemic and sustainable change in all of our communities.
Neighborhood Funders Group
The Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG) is a membership association of grantmaking institutions. Our mission is to build the capacity of philanthropy to advance social justice and community change. NFG organizes the field, develops leaders, and cultivates thought leadership among its national base of members and encourages the support of policies and practices that advance economic, racial, and social justice.
Network of Engaged International Donors
The Network of Engaged International Donors (NEID Global) is a unique peer-to-peer learning network based in Boston that serves a community of passionate and dedicated international philanthropists across the world. For over 10 years NEID Global has been creating community among internationally focused donors to help address the world’s big problems. At NEID Global we start with humility. Through strategic networking, educational opportunities, and information sharing we strive for transformational social change. NEID Global members foster equitable partnerships, learn from each other, connect deeply with one another, inspire each other, and act together to build a world where everyone can thrive.
Peace and Security Funders
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 nonprofit association supporting funding organizations and philanthropy professionals. Our members form a vibrant community that advances shared leadership and learning across the philanthropic sector. Collectively, we advance PEAK’s mission to transform philanthropy by elevating the field of grants management and empowering grants professionals to lead the way in operationalizing equity-centered, values-driven grantmaking practices.
Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity
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.
Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement
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.
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders
To create networking, educational, and collaboration opportunities for the philanthropic community working to support vibrant, healthy, and just food and farm systems
Technology Association of Grantmakers
TAG is a membership organization of foundations that promotes the understanding of how information and communications technology can help its members further their philanthropic goals.
Trust-Based Philanthropy Project
A peer-to-peer learning and advocacy effort to address the inherent power imbalances between foundations and nonprofits. Our goal is to build the awareness, tools, and connections necessary for individual, institutional, and sector-wide transformation.
Women’s Funding Network
A network of over 150 women's funds, foundations, and social investment organizations across more than 25 countries. A movement for powerful, women-led change.
Strengthening workforce development philanthropy and advancing equitable access to quality education and employment for young people and adults.