African Philanthropy Forum

The African Philanthropy Forum (APF) is a vibrant community of philanthropists and social investors who through their strategic investments, partnerships, and influence, foster inclusive and sustainable development in Africa. APF provides educational programs and match-making services to inform and enhance the development impact of giving and investing across the African Continent.

Africa Philanthropy Network

The Africa Philanthropy Network (APN) is a member based continent wide network, which brings together 67 organizations serving different forms of African philanthropy in more than 50 African countries. APN envisions a strong philanthropic community through its work to reclaim the power and elevate practices of African philanthropy by providing leadership on the development of philanthropic agendas in the continent.

African Venture Philanthropy Association

AVPA is a Pan-African network for social investors who are interested in collaborating to increase the flow of capital into social investments across Africa and ensure that capital (financial, human and/or intellectual) is deployed as effectively and innovatively as possible for maximum social impact.

African Youth Philanthropy Network

The African Youth Philanthropy Network (AYPN) is a membership-based network committed to building an innovative & vibrant youth philanthropy community in Africa. Founded in 2015, AYPN envision to become the platform for shaping an agenda for African Youth and Next-Gen Philanthropy by enhancing policies and practices through coordination, knowledge sharing and capacity building of African Youth philanthropic and social investment organizations.

Arab Foundations Forum

The Arab Fundations Forum (AFF) is a non-profit membership-based association of philanthropic organizations, donors, funders, and other actors in the philanthropy sector-based or working in the Arab region. AFF was established in 2006 and has grown to include a regional network across the region, with members in 12 countries so far, and it continues to grow.

Asia Philanthropy Circle

The Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC) is a membership-based platform for philanthropists to exchange, coordinate and collaborate, to advance a better Asia. Founded in 2015 by philanthropists for philanthropists, the mission is to accelerate private action for the public good by addressing systemic challenges through collaborative philanthropy. APC believes that strategic and engaged philanthropists can be the change agents needed to address Asia’s social challenges.

Asia Philanthropy Congress

The Nippon Foundation launched the Asia Philanthropy Congress in  November 2022. It aims to leverage their network to build a platform that will seek solutions to social problems through cross-sectoral collaboration.

The Nippon Foundation is a non-profit philanthropic organization that was established in 1962. It is active in Japan and around the world. Initially its efforts focused largely on the maritime and shipping fields, but since then the range of its activities has expanded to education, social welfare, public health, and other fields—carried out in more than 100 countries to date.

Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)

AVPN is a unique funders’ network based in Singapore committed to building a vibrant and high impact social investment community across Asia. AVPN’s mission is to catalyse the movement toward a more strategic, collaborative and outcome focused approach to philanthropy and social investing, ensuring that resources are deployed as effectively as possible to address key social challenges facing Asia today and in the future.


ASSIFERO’s vision is promoting a visible and effective Italian philanthropy, recognized as strategic partner of human and sustainable development. Our mission is to be the natural partner for those seeking to strengthen the Italian philanthropic sector. Founded in 2003, it currently supports 104 private foundations: family, corporate and community foundations.

Association of Charitable Foundations

The Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) is the membership association for foundations and grant-making charities in the UK. For 25 years we have supported trusts and foundations; respecting and safeguarding their independence, and helping them to be effective in the many ways that they use their resources.

Association of German Foundations

The Association of German Foundations (AGF) represent the interests of more than 21,000 foundations in Germany. With about 3,900 members, which represent three quarters of foundation capital in Germany, the association is the largest and oldest foundation association in Europe

Athena Advisors

The Athena Advisors is a social enterprise using its knowledge, experience and connections to assist mission driven organizations by improving their fundraising approach and ability – creating a more equitable, more sustainable world.

Black Feminist Fund

The Black Feminist Fund emerged from a decade-long conversation between a group of Black feminists with a vision. Officially born in 2021, the Black Feminist Fund is the first global institution of its kind, ambitiously funding movements doing powerful, transformative, and intersectional work, and disrupting the way philanthropy operates.


Candid’s global network of partners connects nonprofits to the resources they need, throughout the USA. They provide access to their Foundation Directory, support materials and professional development, in order to assist local nonprofit communities.


Catalyst 2030 is a fast-growing global movement of people and organisations committed to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) by 2030.

Joining forces with communities, governments, businesses and others, Catalyst 2030 members are changing systems at all levels through collective action and bold new strategies.

The Mexican Center for Philanthropy (CEMEFI)

The Mexican Center for Philanthropy (Cemefi, for its Spanish initials) is a non-profit organization founded in 1988. It is a community of institutions, organizations, and individuals who are committed to create fair social change​. Cemefi’s purpose is to enable and activate citizen responsability to promote social and public value.

As of 2024, Cemefi’s community is formed by more tan 1,600 members – foundations, associations, companies and individuals –, more tan 3,000 users – 2300 SMEs and corporations among them –, and an operational team composed of more than 60 people. Cemefi has 19 regional allies that promote their programs in 20 of the 32 Mexico states, as well as international alliances in 16 countries.

Chandler Foundation

The Chandler Foundation partners with national governments to promote policies, practices, and social norms that build upward social mobility and prevent entrenched corruption. The Chandler Foundation convenes and connects civil society, the private sector, and international institutions, encouraging collaborations that ensure public resources get to the people who need them the most.

China Development Brief

China Development Brief (CDB) was founded in Beijing in 1996. As a Chinese non-profit organization, CDB serves as a bilingual hub providing media and communication, research, consulting and networking services to NGOs, foundations, development practitioners, businesses, researchers, and policymakers. CDB’s English-language website is widely recognized as the prime resource for international audiences who want to understand China’s growing civil society.

China Environmental Grantmakers Alliance

The China Environmental Grantmakers Alliance (CEGA) is a platform for exchanges and cooperation among environmental grantmakers in China. It aims at using the concept of strategic charity to promote cooperation and development of grantmakers in environment, lead the future funding directions in environment, and maximize the social benefits of charitable funds in environment. It operates as part of the China Foundation Centre.

Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is an independent news organization that has been serving leaders, fundraisers, grant makers, and others involved in the philanthropic enterprise for more than 25 years. It offers a robust advice section to help nonprofit workers do their jobs as well as one of the biggest listings of career opportunities.


CIVICUS is a global alliance of civil society organisations and activists dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world. They were established in 1993 and have been headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa with additional hubs across the globe.

ClimateWorks Foundation

ClimateWorks is a team of researchers, strategists, collaborators, and grantmakers, which focuses on aiding the fight against climate change through philanthropy. Over the past decade, they have built a global platform for philanthropy to innovate and accelerate climate solutions that scale. Their global programs and services equip philanthropy with knowledge, networks, and solutions to drive climate progress.


Convera is a charitable corporation which focusses on empowering forcibly displaced and marginalized youth through training and education, as part of their Opportunity Beyond Borders commitment. This programme supports migrant and refugee youth with gaining entrepreneurship and STEM-focussed experience.

Council on Foundations

The Council on Foundations is a nonprofit membership association that serves as a guide for philanthropies as they advance the greater good. Building on our almost 75-year history, the Council supports over 800 member organizations in the United States and around the world to build trust in philanthropy, expand pathways to giving, engage broader perspectives, and co-create solutions that will lead to a better future for all.


Dasra is India’s leading strategic philanthropy foundation, and actively shapes the process of social change by forming powerful partnerships with funders and social enterprises.

Edge Funders Alliance

The Edge Funders Alliance (EFA) organizes within philanthropy to raise awareness and deepen understanding of the interconnected nature of the social, economic and ecological crises threatening our common future. EFA works to increase resources for communities and movements creating systemic change alternatives for a transition to a society that supports justice, equity and the well-being of the planet.

Environmental Funders Network

The Environmental Funders Network (EFN) is a network of trusts, foundations and individuals making grants on environmental and conservation issues. The EFN’s mission is to increase the overall level of financial support for environmental causes and to help environmental philanthropy to be as effective as it can be.

European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)

The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) is a lively community of organisations sharing the same vision and a common goal: creating positive societal impact through venture philanthropy. EVPA helps investors and grantmakers connect and learn from each other in their pursuit of deeper societal impact

Filantropi Indonesia

Filantropi Indonesia is an independent nonprofit organization, established to enhance the philanthropy activities in Indonesia, which aims to contribute to social justice and sustainable development programs. Filantropi Indonesia was founded by individuals and nonprofit organizations, who since 2003 have taken steps to develop a network called Initiatives for Philanthropy Empowerment in Indonesia.


Giveout is an award-winning international LGBTQI community foundation enabling the community and allies to give in one place to support LGBTQI activism on a global scale. Across the world, activists are doing vital work to protect their communities and improve the lives of LGBTQI people. But they lack resources and funding is fragile, especially in the Global South and East. Giveout’s purpose is to help address this urgent need by providing a platform for LGBTQI allies and community to fund LGBTQI activists – ensuring they have resources to defend their communities, tackle inequality and campaign for lasting change.

Global Fund for Community Foundations

The GFCF is an organisation focused solely on growing community philanthropy globally as a central pillar of people-led development. This is done by providing small grants to community organizations, supporting research and working with individual funders.

GFCF also introduced the #ShiftThePower movement and slogan as part of a campaign to move away from top-down systems of international development.

Global Greengrants Fund

Since 1993, the Global Greengrants Fund has been one of the leading organizations in the world supporting grassroots-led efforts to protect the planet and the rights of people. They trust local people to advance solutions and strategies that will best fit their needs, providing them the resources to make their ideas a reality.

H&S Davidson Trust

Since launching in 2004, the H&S Davidson Trust has focussed on projects to empower women and girls, especially in South and South East Asia. It focuses primarily on increasing income for very poor women and their families through economic development.

Human Rights Funders Network

For almost 30 years, the Human Rights Funders Network (HRFN) has brought funders together to collaborate, strategize, and advance the field of global human rights grant-making. Today, we are crafting an HRFN that relentlessly builds toward justice, works with love, and continues to serve as a space for funders to strategize together and with movements.

IG Advisors

is an award-winning strategy consultancy specialising in social and environmental change. They work to build the capacity of nonprofits, businesses and philanthropists to achieve impact and growth.

IKEA Foundation

The IKEA Foundation is committed to tacking some of the roots causes of inequality including poverty, climate change and lack of resources. It is independent from the retail business, and has the goal to improve everyday life for people around the globe

Impact Entrepreneur

Impact Entrepreneur is the premier global network for “systems-minded”​ entrepreneurs, investors, scholars and students of social and environmental innovation, with 35,000+ members in 180+ countries, a multimedia producer of popular webinar series and in-person events, and the publisher of Impact Entrepreneur Magazine, a leading source of business and finance journalism on the impact economy.

India Climate Collaborative

The India Climate Collaborative is working towards an India where climate action has enabled people and the environmental to thrive. Their Program team works alongside their network of partners to fill gaps in the climate ecosystem and create scalable solutions in energy, water, land use and air quality.

India Development Review

India Development Review (IDR) is India’s first and largest independent media platform for the development community. Their editorial team is independent of any funder, nonprofit or partner relationship and they publish at least one article every weekday.

Institute for Development of Social Investment

Institute for Development of Social Investment is a civil society organization founded to support social investors in Brazil. With the mission to inspire, support and promote strategic philanthropy and its impact, we serve individuals, families, companies, corporate and family run institutes and foundations, as well as with civil society organizations, in actions that transform realities and contribute for the reduction of social inequality in the country.

International Education Funders Group (IEFG)

The International Education Funders Group (IEFG) is an affinity network of around 90 philanthropic foundations and donor-advised funds that work towards better education outcomes, focusing on low and middle-income countries. Their interests cover early childhood through to tertiary education, as well as non-formal education, youth and skills, and adult education. Much of their work supports the education targets set out in the Sustainable Development Goals and Education 2030.

International Funders for Indigenous Peoples

International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP) is the only global donor affinity group dedicated solely to Indigenous peoples around the world. For the past seventeen years, IFIP has built momentum toward a new movement in philanthropy that recognizes Indigenous communities as high-impact investments.  Their Mission is to foster Indigenous solutions and partnerships among Indigenous Peoples and funders around the globe.

International Society for Third Sector Research

The International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) supports research into the third sector, defined as civil society including NGOs and non-profits.

They focus on identifying emerging trends and disseminating research findings. They nurture early career researchers through mentorship, and especially support researchers in the Global South.


The Japan Foundation Center (JFC)

The JFC was established in 1985. The Foundation provides sustainable support regarding best practice philanthropy. This includes increasing accessible information for those interested in delivering subsidies, awards, and scholarships across the region. The JFC has more than 300 members of grant-makers, with a database that includes 2,005 organisations and 3,412 programmes.

KR Foundation

The KR Foundation was established in 2014 and is based in Copenhagen, Denmark. They co-launched the 70by30 initiative in Denmark, designed to support the realisation of the goal to reduce Danish greenhouse gas emissions by 70% by 2030. The KR Foundation aims to enable informed decision making on climate change at all levels of society.


Latimpacto is a network which is committed to reducing poverty and inequality in the Latin American region. It connects people and organisations and provides knowledge, to ensure greater social and environmental impact.

The Nonprofit Quarterly

The Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ) launched as a national print journal in 1999, with the objective of providing credible, research-based articles for nonprofits about nonprofit management and governance. NPQ has expanded over time to engage their audience with digital media platforms, including webinars and podcasts.

Nordic Foundation Conference 2023

The Nordic Conference 2023 will explore how foundations can leverage their role in supporting the development of a sustainable society. The conference will question how philanthropy can engage with policymakers in addressing climate change, growing social inequalities, the decline of democracy, and war in Europe.


The Canadian network of partnership-oriented research on philanthropy (PhiLab) is a place of research, information exchange and mobilization of Canadian foundations’ knowledge. Research conducted in partnership allows for the co-production of new knowledge dedicated to a diversity of actors: government representatives, university researchers, representatives of the philanthropic sector and their affiliate organizations or partners.

Philanthropy Age

Philanthropy Age is a leading source of philanthropic news, interviews and analysis for the Arab region. It is written for and about the region’s prominent philanthropists, non-profits and ocial enterprises.

Since 2013, this magazine has played a pivotal role in elevating the conversation around giving in the Middle East. Philanthropy Age is a grantee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Philanthropy Australia

Philanthropy Australia aims to inspire more and better philanthropy for a generous and inclusive Australia. Its membership consists of trusts, foundations, organisations, families, individual donors, professional advisers, intermediaries, corporates and not-for-profit organisations.

Philanthropy Impact

Philanthropy Impact work with advisors, philanthropists, charities and governments to develop greater expertise, awareness and impact in philanthropic action. They provide resources, bespoke events and platforms to support the development of the philanthropy sector.

Philanthropy in Action

Philanthropy in Action is a new collaborative platform focused on putting the spotlight on organized philanthropy and its contribution to Canadian communities. It was developed by Philanthropic Foundations Canada in response to the concern the impact of organised philanthropies are not well-known or well-published.

Philanthropy Ireland

Philanthropy Ireland is the independent representative body for all philanthropic organisations and interests engaged with the development of philanthropy and giving in Ireland. Their Mission is to increase the level of philanthropy in Ireland and to expand the community of engaged donors who are regular, strategic, long-term contributors to good causes.

Philanthropy Together

Philanthropy Together is a global initiative, co-created by hundreds of collective giving leaders, to scale and strengthen a growing movement. We’re on a mission to diversify and democratize philanthropy.

Philanthropy New Zealand

Philanthropy New Zealand is a member organisation for individuals and organisations involved in philanthropy. They provide thought leadership and practical help to everyone with an interest in giving to make the world a better place. Their members include private philanthropists; family, community and corporate foundations.


The Philanthropy Europe Association (Philea) was formed in December 2021 after the merge of Dafne and EFC. It aims to be the voice of united European philanthropy by nurturing a diverse and inclusive system of foundations, philanthropic organisations and networks in over 30 countries.

Philanthropy Women

Philanthropy Women is a leading resource for news and analysis on women donors and their allies. They cover gender lens funding with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion, equality, and systems change.

Propel Philanthropy

Propel Philanthropy is a network over over 30 social impact support organisations. These organisations focus on increasing available resources, including charitable resources, collaborations and partnerships.

Resonance Network

Resonance Network is a community of over 3,000 Black, Indigenous, immigrant, women, femme, trans, and two-spirit people and their co-conspirators building a world beyond violence. Their network includes healers, leaders, artists, survivors, and storytellers creating visionary spaces to access creativity and radical imagination, build deep relationships, and practice thriving each day. Together, they co-create community-rooted action spaces, practice collective governance, and build authentic relationships for a liberatory future. The Resonance Network believe a world beyond violence is possible through personal healing and transformation, community, and collective systems of mutual care.

Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)

Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) is an award-winning magazine and website that covers cross-sector solutions to global problems. SSIR is written by and for social change leaders from around the world and from all sectors of society—nonprofits, foundations, business, government, and engaged citizens. 


Created in 2001 through the joint efforts of eleven foundations, SwissFoundations brings together Switzerland’s grant-making foundations, giving them a strong and independent voice. As an active network dedicated to innovation, SwissFoundations fosters the exchange of experiences, transparency and professionalism in the Swiss foundation sector. The members invest more than 1 billion Swiss francs annually in charitable projects and initiatives and thus represent more than a third of all grants made each year by charitable foundations in Switzerland.

The Philanthropy Workshop

The Philanthropy Workshop’s mission is to accelerate social impact by mobilizing a global community of strategic investors united by their commitment to unlock resources, life-long learning, and entrepreneurial approaches.

UK Community Foundations

There are 46 community foundations across the UK and UKCF is their umbrella organisation. They provide advice and support to member community foundations and help UK-wide clients such as Big Lottery and Comic Relief channel funding, via community foundations, to where it’s needed most.

United Philanthropy Forum

United Philanthropy Forum leads, strengthens and informs a national network of organizations that advance philanthropy’s impact for the common good. The Forum’s membership of 65 philanthropy associations and networks represent more than 7,000 foundations and other philanthropic organizations, making us the largest network serving philanthropy in America.

Wallace Global Fund

The Wallace Global Fund supports people-powered movements to advance democracy, promote truth and creativity in the media, and protect the environment. It was founded by Henry A. Wallace, the 33rd Vice President of the United States, who championed for the rights of the “common man.”


WINGS is an independent not-for-profit global network that brings together 88 support organizations serving philanthropy in 36 countries. Its vision is of a strong, global philanthropic community that strives to build more equitable and just societies around the world. Together WINGS members represent more than 15,000 foundations, grantmakers and social investors worldwide.

William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a private charitable foundation that support efforts to advance education for all, preserve the environment, support vibrant performing arts, strengthen Bay Area communities, make the philanthropy sector more effective, and foster gender equity and responsive governance around the world. Today it is one of the largest philanthropic institutions in the United States.

4th African Philanthropy Conference

The African Philanthropy Conference is an annual gathering of the continent’s philanthropic institutions and stakeholders. It is a platform for sharing experiences, collective reflection and development of philanthropic and social investment practices in African. Since its inception, the Conference has provided an opportunity for academics, practitioners, donors, researchers, think tanks and government officials to reflect and learn from the issues that are confronting the ecosystem.