The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers is a national network of 60 philanthropy associations and networks across the United States, including regional philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) and national PSOs—such as national issue-based, identity-based and practice-based affinity groups. Our members represent more than 7,000 primarily philanthropic organizations, making us the largest network serving philanthropy in America. With deep regional roots and a broad nationwide reach, the Forum facilitates effective philanthropy to strengthen communities and improve lives throughout the United States.
The Forum is in the beginning stages of implementing a new vision to be the place where philanthropy’s infrastructure comes together. We are creating a new kind of philanthropic network that brings together regional PSOs' deep regional roots and connections with national PSOs' deep content knowledge and reach. We envision being the nexus for regional and national philanthropy. Given our network's scale and scope, we can lead change and improve practice in philanthropy in a deeper and broader way than any other organization can.
The Forum is supported by dues and additional financial support from our members; earned income; and general grant support from The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Trustees' Philanthropy Fund of Fidelity Charitable, the Ford Foundation, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Newman's Own Foundation, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Currently we are also receiving project support from The Joyce Foundation and the Fund for Shared Insight.