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.
AidEx encompasses a conference featuring inspirational thought leaders, an exhibition which is the largest of its kind in the world, training programmes, networking opportunities and a dedicated awards programme recognising individuals and innovations that truly inspire.
Each year over 2,500 representatives of the humanitarian aid and development community from over 65 countries attend an AidEx event. Attendees come from UN Agencies, the EU, Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, local and international NGOs, government and the private sector.
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 Beacon Collaborative
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.
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.
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.
The European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP) is an association and has been founded in January 2008 by collaborating philanthropy researchers in Europe, in order to advance, coordinate and promote excellence in philanthropic research in Europe. Currently around 175 members from 22 European countries have joined ERNOP. ERNOP is open to non-European philanthropy researchers and practitioners.
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 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.
Future of Good
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
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
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.
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.
NewsBank consolidates current and archived information from thousands of newspaper titles, as well as newswires, web editions, blogs, videos, broadcast transcripts, business journals, periodicals, government documents and other publications. Using these online resources, researchers in libraries around the world can easily explore tens of millions of current and archived news articles and obituaries in order to pinpoint information from primary sources at the local, state, regional, national and international levels.
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 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 Circuit is a nonprofit media and research organisation founded on the firm belief that Africans need to tell their own stories in order to create a new narrative that will influence the growth of philanthropy across the continent. They research and gather data from the philanthropy community and produce content that informs and provokes new thinking about philanthropy committed to Africa’s development.
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 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 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.
Pro Bono Australia
Since 2000 Pro Bono Australia has provided media, jobs and resources for the common good. They dedicate their time to support and enable the growth of an engaged and effective purposeful society. Certified in 2013 as a B Corp organisation, today they act as the leading online news organisation for the Australian social economy and those wanting to engage with it.
proFonds - Dachverband gemeinnütziger Stiftungen der Schweiz
As the Swiss umbrella organisation for charitable foundations and NPOs, proFonds works to maintain and improve favourable framework conditions for foundations and NPOs and raises public awareness of the sector’s concerns.
In addition, proFonds promotes networking as well as the professionalisation of the non-profit sector by providing and disseminating knowledge and best practices.
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.
Synergos’ Global Philanthropists Circle (GPC)
Synergos’ Global Philanthropists Circle (GPC) inspires, enables, and connects philanthropic families and social investors from across the globe so they can more effectively address the complex issues of poverty and ultimately contribute to a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. The GPC is helping advance the practices of philanthropy in over 30 countries, including areas of recent philanthropic growth such as China and India.
The Philanthropy Workshop
Thomson Reuters Foundation
UK Community Foundations
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
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.