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About Us

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.

Our Supporters

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.

Our Members

denotes new member in 2017

National Organizations

Africa Grantmakers' Affinity Group *
CFLeads *
The Center for Effective Philanthropy *
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy *
Funders' Committee for Civic Participation *
Funders Concerned About AIDS *
Funders for LGBTQ Issues *
Funders Together to End Homelessness *
Fund the People *
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees *
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations *
Grantmakers in Aging *
Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce *
Health & Environmental Funders Network *
Media Impact Funders *
Mission Investors Exchange *
National Center for Family Philanthropy *
National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers *
Neighborhood Funders Group *
PEAK Grantmaking (formerly Grants Managers Network) *
Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement *
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders *
Technology Affinity Group *

Regional Organizations

Arizona Grantmakers Forum
Associated Grant Makers (MA & NH)
Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers
Colorado Association of Funders
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy
Council of Michigan Foundations
Council of New Jersey Grantmakers  
Delaware Grantmakers Association
Florida Philanthropic Network
Forefront (IL)
Gateway Center for Giving
Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island
Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington
Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania
Indiana Philanthropy Alliance
Iowa Council of Foundations
Kansas Association of Community Foundations *
League of California Community Foundations *
Maine Philanthropy Center
Minnesota Council on Foundations
Mississippi Association of Grantmakers *
New Mexico Association of Grantmakers
North Carolina Network of Grantmakers
Northern California Grantmakers
NY Funders Alliance
Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia
Philanthropy New York
Philanthropy Northwest
Philanthropy Ohio
Philanthropy Southwest
Philanthropy West Virginia
San Diego Grantmakers
Southeastern Council of Foundations
Southern California Grantmakers
Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers
Wisconsin Philanthropy Network

Member Spotlight

Paul Daugherty, President, Philanthropy West Virginia


Paul Daugherty is the President of Philanthropy West Virginia, the statewide professional association of private, family, corporate, community and public foundations. In this interview, Paul discusses philanthropy in West Virginia, Foundations on the Hill, throwing a good party, and the value of the Forum Network. Regarding Foundation's on the Hill, Paul said, "With our Members of Congress our key issues are advocating on behalf of tax policies regarding the IRA Rollover Act becoming permanent in the tax code as well as the simplification of the excise tax on foundations. Those components are so important, especially to rural America, which we represent."