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Our Network at a Glance

Below is a quick overview of the people, organizations, and numbers behind the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.

Breakdown of regional association grantmaking members by foundation type.

Regional association members
  • 33 regional association (RA) members participate in the Forum Network
  • $37,353,694 total annual operating budget  
  • In business an average of 34 years (first 1948, latest 2010)
Participating organizations
  • over 6,200 participating organizations 
  • over 4,700 (76% of total) are grantmaking entities 
  • 188 active regional association affinity groups
  • 538 regional association board members 
  • Average of 16 board members per regional (with a range from 8 to 25)
  • 12 Forum board members (10 regional CEOs and staff, 2 independent directors)
  • 281 regional staff (207 full-time, 22 part-time, 52 contract staff)
  • 5 Forum office staff and 1 dedicated consultant


Our Members

National Organizations

Africa Grantmakers' Affinity Group
Animal Grantmakers
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy 
Asset Funders Network
Biodiversity Funders Group 
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
Network of Engaged International Donors
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 Groundworks New Mexico
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
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 Southeast
Philanthropy Southwest
Philanthropy West Virginia
Southern California Grantmakers
Virginia Funders Network
Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers
Wisconsin Philanthropy Network

Our Staff

David Biemesderfer

President & CEO

Ivana Bikombe

Senior Associate of Administration & Membership

Matthew L. Evans

Director of Public Policy

Brandon Iracks-Edelin

Program Associate

Colette Larson

Associate of Knowledge Services 

Courtney Moore

Director of Member Services

Brooke Petit

Senior Associate of Knowledge Services

Leslie Rose

Communications Manager

Val Rozansky

Vice President of Knowledge Services

Traci Slater-Rigaud

Director of Member Engagement & Partnerships

Kim Snipes

Director of Knowledge Services