Regional associations of grantmakers are nonprofit membership associations of foundations and related organizations that share a common goal: to strengthen philanthropy in a distinct geographic region—city, state or multi-state area. Regional association members include private or independent foundations, community foundations and corporate foundations and giving programs. In addition, some regional associations include in their membership other related organizations, such as financial advisor firms or nonprofit grant seeking groups.
The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers is a membership association of the nation’s largest regional associations of grantmakers, and promotes expanded, effective philanthropy by enhancing the capacity of regional associations of grantmakers.
AGF is a regional association that provides educational resources, research and networking opportunities for grantmakers in Arizona. Member organizations make financial grants to non-profit organizations throughout the state and represent the interests of private foundations, trusts, endowed community foundations, corporations, government agencies and individuals with organized charitable gift programs.
Founded in 1969, Associated Grant Makers, Inc. is the only regional association of grant makers, both foundations and corporations with giving programs, serving in, or making grants in Massachusetts and surrounding areas. AGM connects new and established donors, their trustees and staff to each other, to their communities and to emerging and relevant issues in the field. AGM serves as a bridge between funders and fund applicants for better understanding, efficiency and impact.
The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers was founded in 1983 to meet an expressed need for a forum in which colleagues in organized philanthropy could share common interests, concerns, and lessons learned. Today, members include representatives from a majority of private foundations and corporations in the Baltimore region with strategic, ongoing philanthropic programs. Members have a variety of grantmaking interests and range in size from large, staffed foundations to smaller, family-run funds.
The Colorado Association of Funders (CAF) is a nonprofit regional membership organization for grantmakers throughout the state. CAF's mission is to bring people, information and resources together to promote effective and responsible philanthropy in Colorado.
The Conference of Southwest Foundations is a nonprofit membership association of grant making organizations in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas that provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, experiences and expertise among grantmakers, as well as the resources to help enhance the ability of each organization to fulfill its charitable mission.
The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy is a nonprofit association of grantmakers committed to promoting and supporting effective philanthropy for the public good in Connecticut.
The Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership association of over 400 grantmaking organizations working together to strengthen, promote and increase philanthropy in Michigan.
The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers exists to strengthen and promote effective philanthropy throughout New Jersey. The leading resource for networking and information for New Jersey's philanthropic community, CNJG provides representatives of all types of grantmaking organizations with access to valuable services and meaningful activities to advance their work.
The Delaware Grantmakers Association exists to provide information, education, networking and collaboration opportunities to individuals, corporations, and foundations who make significant charitable contributions in Delaware, and to strengthen philanthropy through public information and advocacy. It also works to increase the number of institutional donors supporting nonprofits in the state.
Delaware Valley Grantmakers (DVG), serves Greater Philadelphia and neighboring regions. DVG serves as a network, resource and voice to help philanthropy strengthen and improve the health and vitality of its communities.
Donors Forum is the premier resource for leadership, education, research, and action on behalf of philanthropy and nonprofits in Illinois. Donors Forum enables the philanthropic and nonprofit sector to address community concerns with comprehensive information, skilled leadership and the resources necessary to build institutions and affect change.
The Donors Forum of Northeast Florida provides a network for donors to promote and strengthen philanthropy in the region. The Forum seeks to encourage individual philanthropists, corporate donors, and foundation leaders to: share knowledge; explore the responsibilities of ethical grantmaking; develop a voice to promote philanthropy and encourage collective action, as appropriate to members' respective philanthropic goals.
Donors Forum of Wisconsin is a professional membership association for grantmakers in Wisconsin. The organization creates opportunities for the exchange of ideas and information, disseminates current nonprofit sector trends and research, fosters relationships between service providers and funders, builds partnerships within and outside the sector, and advances the growth and enhancement of stewardship of philanthropic resources for the betterment of all Wisconsin residents.
The mission of the Florida Philanthropic Network is to foster cooperation and collaboration among business, government and nonprofit organizations; advance sound public policy that includes nonprofit sector perspectives; promote and develop philanthropy in Florida.
To provide services that strengthens and expands philanthropy to improve the St. Louis region.
The Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island (GCRI), a membership organization of private, community and corporate foundations, corporation giving programs, and individuals with organized grantmaking programs or charitable endowments, works to educate and inform individuals engaged in organized philanthropy in Rhode Island.
Grantmakers Forum of New York is the source for networking, news, and information about grantmaking and organized philanthropy in Upstate New York.
GRANTMAKERS allows funders to engage at the local level by providing space - both literally and figuratively - for funders to come together. Through monthly programs, affinity groups, learning exchanges and one-on-one conversations, members address community issues, explore solutions, celebrate successes and share best practices.
Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania (GWP) is a professional membership association formed in 1985 by leaders who wanted to create an organized mechanism for grantmakers to learn and work together. It is a 501 (c) (3) organization serving 26 counties in western Pennsylvania.
The Indiana Grantmakers Alliance is dedicated to advancing philanthropy throughout the state of Indiana.
Various foundations and charitable giving organizations in Iowa are working hard to streamline the generosity of Iowa's citizens. The Iowa Council of Foundations was established in 1998 to lead these foundations and charitable giving organizations in a unified effort to strengthen and promote philanthropy in the State of Iowa.
The Maine Philanthropy Center (MPC) is a statewide association of grantmakers working together to promote philanthropy and to increase its impact in Maine.
Minnesota Council on Foundations, a community of grantmakers, works actively to strengthen and expand philanthropy and improve the vitality and health of our communities. The Council is a regional membership association of family and private foundations, community and other public foundations, and corporate foundations and giving programs.
Founded in 1991, New Mexico Association of Grantmakers is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and impact of organized philanthropy throughout our region. As an association of public and private sector grantmakers, NMAG seeks to encourage and strengthen philanthropy.
The North Carolina Network of Grantmakers is a membership organization of over 70 foundations, corporate giving programs and donor-advised funds that make significant grants to North Carolina charitable causes.
Northern California Grantmakers (NCG) is an association of foundations, corporate contributions programs and other public and private grantmakers. Building on an initiative started in 1965 to exchange ideas, improve cooperation among foundations, and increase their knowledge of community problems, NCG has now grown to support the activity of approximately 160 member grantmakers active in the Bay Area, with combined grantmaking of more than $1 billion annually.
Ohio Grantmakers Forum is an association of foundations, corporate contributions programs, and other grantmaking organizations. Its mission is to provide leadership for organized philanthropy in Ohio and to enhance the ability of members to fulfill their charitable goals.
Since 1979, the New York Regional Association of Grantmakers has dedicated itself to promoting and supporting effective philanthropy for the public good. This remains our core mission today. A year ago, NYRAG adopted a new strategic plan that envisioned rebranding our organization. As part of this process, we conducted one-on-one interviews with many members, held open meetings, and invited your feedback about how we can best serve your needs going forward. And we've reflected on how grantmaking has changed in the three decades since our founding.
Philanthropy Northwest is an association of community, private and public foundations, corporations and individuals committed to improving the quality of life in a five-state region. Promoting effectiveness in the practice of philanthropy, the organization offers technical assistance, information, consulting and networking to both established and emerging grantmaking institutions and philanthropists.
The vision of the San Diego Grantmakers is to build a strong philanthropic community strengthened by vibrant leadership. The mission is to connect, educate, develop, and inspire a diverse group of foundations and corporations to stimulate effective philanthropy in the San Diego region.
The Southeastern Council of Foundations is a membership association of grantmaking foundations and programs that promotes excellence throughout the field of philanthropy and the creation of new philanthropic resources to benefit the region.
Southern California Grantmakers (SCG) is a nonprofit regional membership association serving Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Founded in 1973, SCG currently serves more than 140 members who, together, represent the spectrum of philanthropy.
Washington Grantmakers is the center of philanthropic action in the National Capital Region. Washington Grantmakers is a powerful network of funders, partnering with nonprofits and governments, that is committed to improving the region by touching lives and changing communities ... one grant at a time.
The West Virginia Grantmakers Association is the statewide network of philanthropy serving private, family, corporate, and community foundation/giving programs based and/or serving West Virginia. The organization creates opportunities for the exchange of ideas and information, disseminates information about current trends and research in philanthropy, builds partnerships within and outside of West Virginia, and advances the growth and enhancement of stewardship of philanthropic resources for the betterment of all West Virginia residents.
The Western New York Grantmakers Association was formed in 1982 for the purpose of supporting and promoting effective philanthropy in Western New York.