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Alliance for Justice
A national association of environmental, civil rights, mental health, women's, children's and consumer advocacy organizations. Its Foundation Advocacy Project educates grantmakers on their legal rights to support nonprofit advocacy work, while its Nonprofit Advocacy Project works gives tax-exempt organizations a better understanding of the laws that govern their participation in the policy process.

Center for Effective Philanthropy
A nonprofit organization focused on the development of comparative data to enable higher-performing foundations.

Council on Foundations
A membership organization of more than 2,000 grantmaking foundations and giving programs worldwide. It provides leadership expertise, legal services and networking opportunities, among other services, to its members and to the general public.

Chronicle of Philanthropy
The newspaper of the nonprofit world. It is the No. 1 news source, in print and online, for charity leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise.

Foundation Center
Maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants—a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance philanthropy at every level.

Provides guides that are based on the actual experiences of grant makers and grant users, and are told through their voice. Grantcraft also offers cases, videos, and workshops based in the experiences of grantmakers.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
A coalition of grantmakers committed to building strong and effective nonprofit organizations. GEO’s mission is to maximize philanthropy's impact by advancing the effectiveness of grantmakers and their grantees.

Independent Sector
The leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world.

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
An independent nonprofit working to strengthen the nonprofit sector and improve its ability to represent and serve individuals politically, economically, or socially disadvantaged, by promoting greater philanthropic openness and accountability.

Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity
A multiyear project intended to increase the amount and effectiveness of resources aimed at combating institutional and structural racism in communities through capacity building, education, and convening of grantmakers and grantseekers.

To suggest a philanthropic resource, please email us at We give preference to resources that are specific to grantmaking and are aligned with our mission.

Affinity Groups

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
A national membership and philanthropic advocacy organization dedicated to advancing philanthropy and Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.

Association of Black Foundation Executives
The mission of ABFE is to promote effective and responsive philanthropy in Black communities.

The Association of Small Foundations
The Association of Small Foundations (ASF) is a membership organization of 3,000 foundations with few or no staff. We provide our members with peer learning opportunities, targeted resources, and a collective voice in and beyond the philanthropic community.

Disability Funders Network
A grantmakers' affinity group whose mission is to promote awareness, support and inclusion of people with disability issues in grantmaking programs and organizations.

Funders Concerned About AIDS
The only U.S.-based organization comprised of and for private philanthropic institutions concerned about, engaged in or potentially active in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health & Rights
A network of grantmakers who address issues of population, reproductive health and reproductive rights, both domestically and internationally.

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
Seeks to move the philanthropic field to advance the contributions and address the needs of the world's growing and increasingly diverse immigrant and refugee populations.

Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families
Serves as a point of contact for grantmakers seeking collegial and collaborative relationships with other funders concerned with children, youth, and families.

Hispanics in Philanthropy
A transnational network of grantmakers committed to strengthening Latino communities across the Americas.

International Human Rights Funders Group
An association of grantmakers devoted to supporting efforts to achieve the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the treaties and laws it has generated so that all people may enjoy a truly and fully human existence.

Joint Affinity Groups
A nationwide coalition of affinity groups that engages the field of philanthropy to reach its full potential through practices that support diversity, inclusiveness, and accountability to communities and the principles of social justice.

Native Americans in Philanthropy
Seeks to engage Native and non-Native peoples in understanding and advancing the role of philanthropy through practices that support Native traditional values for current and future generations.

Women’s Funding Network
An international organization with over 100 member funds (and 20 associate members) that are committed to improving the status of women and girls locally, nationally and globally.

To add your affinity group, please email us at We give preference to affinity groups that are aligned with our mission.