Other philanthropic resources

The foundation’s funds are limited in relation to the great number of worthwhile proposals we receive. The organizations below offer useful information about philanthropy and may serve as a resource to help you identify possible funders of your work.

Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group

A network of organizations and individuals funding efforts that benefit Africa and its people.

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy

A national member-supported philanthropic advocacy organization with 10 regional chapters across the US.

Asian Philanthropy Advisory Network

Works to increase the quality and quantity of philanthropy in Asia by strengthening the institutional infrastructure and improving the operating environment for the philanthropy sector.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Serves as a print and online news source for foundation leaders, fund-raisers, grant makers, and others involved in philanthropic enterprises.

The Communications Network

A leadership organization helping foundations and nonprofits develop innovative and strategic communications programs to advance their mission.

Community Foundations of Canada

Offers development, training, and partnership opportunities to a growing network of community foundations in Canada.

The Connect U.S. Fund

A donors’ collaborative with a grant-making fund managed by the Tides Foundation. Members work to address critical global issues, including poverty, climate change, and nuclear proliferation.

Council of Michigan Foundations

A membership community working to grow the impact of Michigan philanthropy by testing innovative solutions, sharing knowledge, and investing in charitable organizations.

Council on Foundations

Works to create an environment in which grant-making foundations and corporations can grow and thrive and provides members with products and services needed to achieve goals.

Donors Forum

A membership association providing resources for networking and education, information and knowledge, and leadership and advocacy on behalf of philanthropy and nonprofits in Illinois.

East Africa Association of Grantmakers

Promotes grant making in East Africa by supporting efforts to pool local resources, strengthening relationships with foreign funders, and enabling its member organizations to share their experiences.

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy

A national network of foundation professionals and social entrepreneurs working to support emerging leaders in their professional and personal philanthropy.

European Foundation Centre

Promotes collaboration between foundations and other partners to advance the public good in Europe and beyond.

Exponent Philanthropy

A membership organization providing resources and connections to help philanthropists leverage their resources and amplify their impact.

Foundation Center

Strengthens the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about US philanthropy.

Global Fund for Community Foundations

Promotes and supports community philanthropies around the world through grassroots grant making, collaboration, and capacity building, focusing in particular on the Global South and the emerging economies of Central and Eastern Europe.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

A community of grant makers providing resources and connections to promote strategies and effective practices that contribute to grantee success.

Grants Managers Network

A national association of philanthropy professionals working to advance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of grant makers to incorporate effective practices that benefit the philanthropic community.

GuideStar

Provides information to philanthropies and nonprofits to advance transparency and enable users to make better decisions and encourage charitable giving.

Hispanics in Philanthropy

A membership network investing in Latino leaders and communities to build a more prosperous and vibrant United States and Latin America. 

Independent Sector

Provides a leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate-giving programs committed to advancing the common good in the United States and around the world.

International Funders for Indigenous Peoples

A Council on Foundations affinity group working to increase philanthropic investment in indigenous communities around the world.

Mission Investors Exchange

A national membership organization of foundations and mission-investing organizations through which philanthropic innovators exchange ideas, tools, and experiences to increase the impact of their capital.

National Center for Family Philanthropy

Promotes philanthropic values, vision, and excellence across generations of donors and donor families.

National Science Foundation

A major funding source for the fields of mathematics, computer science, and the social sciences. NSF accounts for approximately 20 percent of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.

Network for Good

Provides training and tools—such as for selecting social networks, using RSS, and creating blogs about critical issues—for raising funds effectively online.

Northern California Grantmakers

A membership organization providing professional development, networking, and collaborative opportunities to individuals and organizations working to improve grant making in the region.

NYC Youth Funders

A coalition of philanthropic organizations seeking to improve the quality of life for young people living in New York City.

Philanthropy New York

A community of philanthropic foundations based in the New York City region supporting thousands of nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations located in New York, the United States, and around the world that dedicate their work to social justice issues.

Philanthropy Northwest

Provides educational and networking opportunities, customized philanthropic consulting services, and mission-investing resources for foundations and corporations in the northwestern US.

Philanthropy Roundtable

A national network that provides organizational structure to help independent donors achieve charitable objectives.

Southeastern Council of Foundations

A regional association of grant makers working in partnership with members in 11 states to strengthen the infrastructure and impact of philanthropy in the US South.

Southern California Grantmakers

A regional membership association connecting grant makers and facilitating collaboration and coordinated action on critical issues.

Technology Affinity Group

An organization of foundations promoting the understanding of how information and communications technology can help its members further their philanthropic goals.

Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support

A global network that creates opportunities to learn from other grant makers, develops modes of communication and collaboration, and helps strengthen philanthropy worldwide.