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Our Members

The Forum's members are regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) that work in many important ways to strengthen, advance, lead, inform and support the philanthropy sector. Our members are membership associations, networks and other types of organizations that focus on a specific geographic region, funding issue(s), population group, philanthropic practice, and/or type of funder. Our members represent more than 5,500 organizations, making the Forum the largest network serving philanthropy in America.

Most, but not all, Forum members are membership organizations of philanthropic institutions and individuals. Most of our members serve philanthropic institutions such as private indenpendent and family foundations, community foundations, corporate grantmakers and other types of grantmaking and philanthropic organizations. The membership of some Forum members also includes individual philanthropists, government agencies and professional advisors, and an few of our members include nonprofits as their members.

Our members are a part of what is sometimes called the "philanthropy infrastructure." A civil society needs infrastructure to ensure that nonprofits and foundations can act with integrity and impact. Philanthropy infrastructure organizations run the training programs that support the growth of our staff and volunteers. They do the research to help us understand what works, and what doesn’t. They build the technology platforms that make communication and learning possible. They hold the conferences that gather philanthrpy leaders together and provide them the resources and connections to improve their work. They advocate for new levels of excellence to push us all to do better — and for policies that create the legal environment in which we work. In short, they make philanthropy more effective in its quest to make the world better. 

Our Members

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National Organizations

The Center for Effective Philanthropy *
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy *
Funders' Committee for Civic Participation *
Funders Together to End Homelessness *
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees *
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations *
Grantmakers in Aging *
Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce *
Grants Managers Network *
National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers *
Neighborhood Funders Group *
Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement *
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
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

CEO Spotlight

10 Questions or Less for Joanne Kelley, Executive Director, Colorado Association of Funders

Joanne Kelley is Executive Director of the Colorado Association of Funders, the statewide network of private foundations, community foundations, family foundations, corporate funders, federated funds and workplace giving programs. We honor the diverse missions of our members while working toward shared goals that advance philanthropy and benefit Colorado.

In this interview, Joanne discusses philanthropy in Colorado, the value of the Forum Network, conference planning, mountain climbing, and more!