United by a shared purpose: a better future for all.

We believe philanthropy is a powerful force for good. As a nonprofit membership association, the Council is committed to expanding trust in philanthropic organizations as they work to address society's most pressing challenges.


Leading Locally: The Power of Place-Based and Community Philanthropy

Place-based and community philanthropy are essential for building vibrant and inclusive communities. Join your peers from June 13-14 in Denver, for Leading Locally to network, develop skills, and explore place-based philanthropy topics! Early registration is now open.


Philanthropy's Response to Turkey and Syria Earthquake

Access resources and response funds for grantmaking to support Turkey, Syria and other areas affected by the earthquake.


Bridging Differences Leadership Cohort

Are you looking for a supportive community of funders to help you build constructive dialogue and understanding across differences? Applications are being accepted through March 3 for an eight-month virtual learning experience in partnership with the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley (GGSC).

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