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We Have A New Name + A New Look!

United Philanthropy Forum, formerly the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, has unveiled a new name and new visual identity to reflect a transformed organization.

United Philanthropy Forum

Forum Board members, Vision Design Group members, Forum staff and MPK&D consultants worked together on an extensive rebranding effort. We announced our new name and look at our 2017 Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Our new name and look reflect the Forum’s new vision and membership structure, and our spirit of generosity, inclusive nature, and passion for the common good.


“The Forum is creating a new kind of philanthropic network to lead change and increase impact in philanthropy.”


- Dave Biemesderfer, President and CEO, United Philanthropy Forum

United Philanthropy Forum is an inclusive, national network that actively supports and strengthens the field of philanthropy to benefit communities and improve lives throughout the country.

The Forum brings together regional philanthropy-serving organizations’ (PSOs’) deep regional roots and connections with national PSOs’ rich content knowledge and extensive reach. With a membership of 60 regional and national PSOs and growing, the Forum represents more than 7,000 foundations and other philanthropic organizations.

Philanthropy’s infrastructure comes together through the United Philanthropy Network – the largest network serving philanthropy in America.

“This new name and identity perfectly fits with the Forum’s new vision, one which aims to create a more united field of philanthropy. Through the new Forum network, regional and national philanthropy groups can work smarter and better together, which is more important than ever.”


- Kathleen Enright, President & CEO, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and Co-Chair, Forum’s Vision Design Group

“We’re thrilled to be a member of the new Forum network. National philanthropy associations like ours now have a network to support our work and our professional development, and to better connect us to all of our colleagues. We’re more powerful together.”


- Susan Taylor Batten, President and CEO, ABFE and Forum Board Member