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Africa Grantmakers
http://www.africagrantmakers.org/
The Africa Grantmakers Affinity Group (AGAG) is a network of grantmakers working in, or interested in working in Africa. The group has its roots in the Southern Africa Grantmakers Affinity Group (SAGAG), which was designed to encourage greater foundation interest in South Africa, promote better grantmaking in the country, and assist nonprofit organizations fighting apartheid.
(Last checked 08/08/14)

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
http://www.aapip.org/
Founded in 1990, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) is a national membership association dedicated to the two-fold mission of increasing the participation and leadership of Asian Pacific Americans in philanthropy and increasing philanthropic resources to those communities. AAPIP’s members include foundations, the staff and trustees of grantmaking institutions, and representatives of nonprofit organizations.
(Last checked 08/08/14)

Association of Small Foundations
http://www.smallfoundations.org/
With a membership of some 1,900 foundations, ASF works to provide information and assistance related to quality philanthropy to foundations having five or fewer persons and a portfolio that includes all aspects of foundation work, including public relations, writing letters, cutting checks, mailing and processing grant applications, working with trustees and grantees, doing site visits and evaluations, and managing assets.
(Last checked 08/08/14)

Communications Network
http://www.comnetwork.org/
The Communications Network is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes strategic communications as an integral part of effective philanthropy by providing the philanthropic community with strategic communications leadership, guidance, and resources. The Network also publishes "Network Notes," an e-mail newsletter focusing on philanthropy and communications issues.
(Last checked 08/08/14)

Environmental Grantmakers Association
http://www.ega.org/
The Environmental Grantmakers Association, a voluntary association of foundations and giving programs concerned with the protection of the natural environment, works to increase awareness of the relationships between environmental grantmaking and other areas of grantmaking and to encourage all types of philanthropic programs to support environmentally related activities. In addition, EGA provides the means by which members can improve their effectiveness as grantmakers and works to increase the resources available to address environmental concerns.
(Last checked 08/08/14)

Funders Concerned About AIDS
http://www.fcaaids.org/
Funders Concerned About AIDS assists philanthropy in being more aggressive and strategic in HIV/AIDS and related grantmaking areas by helping funders to broaden their strategic understanding and appreciation of HIV/AIDS issues and increase their creativity in designing and sustaining effective grantmaking strategies around the world.
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Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues
http://www.lgbtfunders.org/
Founded in 1982 as the Working Group on Funding Lesbian and Gay Issues, FLGI works to increase the visibility of and funding for lesbian and gay issues in the philanthropic community.
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Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities
http://www.fundersnetwork.org/
The Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities is a resource for foundations, nonprofit organizations, and other partners working to solve the environmental, social, and economic problems created by suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment. The Network informs funders of critical policy and grassroots developments; enables program staff to share effective strategies and tools; builds the capacity of key constituencies to promote smart growth and livable communities; and raises awareness about the interdisciplinary nature of these issues and the need for sustained engagement by a diverse coalition of funders.
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Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
http://www.gcir.org/
Established in 1990, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) is a national network of more than 175 foundation staff and trustees representing 115 foundations with diverse grantmaking interests and geographic areas of focus. GCIR promotes awareness and understanding among grantmakers about national and international migration trends and public policies and other issues affecting immigrants and refugees, and works to increase financial support for projects and activities benefiting immigrant and refugee communities.
(Last checked 08/08/14)

Grantmakers for Children, Youth & Families
http://www.gcyf.org/
Grantmakers for Children, Youth & Families (GCYF) is a membership association of grantmaking institutions established to increase the ability of organized philanthropy to improve the well-being of children, youth and families. GCYF serves as a forum to review and analyze grantmaking strategies, exchange information about effective programs, examine public policy developments, and maintain ongoing discussions with national leaders.
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Grantmakers for Education
http://www.edfunders.org/
A membership organization for private and public grantmakers that support education from early childhood through K-12 and beyond.
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Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
http://www.geofunders.org
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, a network of people located both in and outside the United States, is dedicated to promoting learning and encouraging dialogue among funders committed to the field of organizational effectiveness.
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Grantmakers in Aging
http://www.giaging.org/
Grantmakers in Aging is an educational nonprofit membership organization for staff and trustees of foundations and corporations active in the field of aging.
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Grantmakers in the Arts
http://www.giarts.org/
Representing over 250 organizations, Grantmakers in the Arts is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of private foundations, family foundations, community foundations, corporate foundations, corporate giving programs, and nonprofit organizations that make arts grants. GIA welcomes public-sector grantmakers as affiliate members.
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Grantmakers in Health
http://www.gih.org/
Grantmakers In Health, an educational organization dedicated to helping foundations and corporate giving programs improve the nation's health, works to foster communication and collaboration among grantmakers and others, and to strengthen the grantmaking community's knowledge, skills, and effectiveness in dealing with health-related issues.
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Grants Managers Network
http://www.gmnetwork.org/
A project of the Rockefeller Family Fund, the Grants Managers Network, an association of foundation professionals responsible for grants management, provides a forum in which grants manageers can exchange information about grants management and its relevance to efficient and effective grantmaking.
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Hispanics in Philanthropy
http://www.hiponline.org/
Hispanics in Philanthropy is an association of more than 450 U.S. and Latin American grantmakers and nonprofit leaders committed to increasing philanthropic support of Latino communities and to promoting greater participation by Latinos within organized philanthropy. HIP seeks to increase Latino representation on foundation staff and boards, promotes efforts to strengthen the Latino nonprofit sector, develops cross border exchanges between Latin American and U.S. foundations, and educates grantmakers about issues affecting Latino communities.
(Last checked 08/08/14)

Jewish Funders Network
http://www.jfunders.org/
The Jewish Funders Network brings together Jews, nationally and regionally, who believe that their funding decisions must be philosophically and strategically sound and who understand that their philanthropy goes much deeper than the mere act of writing checks. JFN encourages membership among individual philanthropists as well as foundation trustees, executives, and grantmaking professionals.
(Last checked 08/08/14)

Native Americans In Philanthropy
http://www.nativephilanthropy.org/ A growing circle of nonprofits, tribal communities, and foundations committed to the beliefs, traditions and gifts of Native peoples. (1) We work together to develop meaningful philanthropic opportunities. (2) We learn together to master a method of philanthropy rooted in Native values. (3) We inspire each other to advance Native assets and strengths. Together, we power reciprocity and investment in Native communities. Join the Circle!
(Last checked 08/08/14)

Neighborhood Funders Group
http://www.nfg.org/
A membership association of grantmaking institutions dedicated to strengthening the capacity of organized philanthropy to understand and support community-based efforts to organize and improve the economic and social fabric of low-income urban neighborhoods and rural communities.
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Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE)
http://www.pacefunders.org/
PACE is a national community of grantmakers and donors committed to strengthening democracy by using the power and resources of philanthropy to open pathways to civic participation. Formerly known as the Grantmakers Forum on Community and National Service, PACE recently renamed itself to signal a broader approach to educating grantmakers about effective civic engagement strategies that strengthen our communities. These strategies include community problem solving, civic education, leadership training, and political reform.
(Last checked 08/08/14)

Technology Affinity Group
http://www.tagtech.org/
The Technology Affinity Group seeks to advance technology best practices in philanthropy through the formation of a network of technical and non-technical foundation staff. TAG helps its members to spread understanding of how technology can best serve philanthropic goals, foster partnerships with program and communications staff, explore appropriate future technologies, and identify resources for technical knowledge and expertise.
(Last checked 08/08/14)

Women's Funding Network
http://www.wfnet.org/
The Women’s Funding Network is an association of women's funds working to increase resources for programs benefiting women and girls. By fostering strategic alliances among women, donors, communities, and institutions, WFN promotes the development and growth of women's funds with the aim of strengthening the women's funding movement and promoting women's leadership in philanthropy.
(Last checked 08/08/14)

 

 

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