United Philanthropy Forum, formerly the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, connects a diverse network of regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) to lead change and increase impact in philanthropy. The Forum’s membership includes 65 philanthropy associations and networks across the United States that represent more than 7,000 foundations and other philanthropic organizations, making us the largest network serving philanthropy in America.
The Forum is implementing a new vision to be the place where philanthropy’s infrastructure comes together. They are creating a new kind of philanthropic network that brings together regional PSOs' deep regional roots and connections with national PSOs' deep content knowledge and reach. Given their network's scale and scope, they can lead change and increase impact in philanthropy in a deeper and broader way than any other organization can.
They lead, strengthen and inform a national network of organizations that advance philanthropy's impact for the common good.
They envision a courageous philanthropic sector that catalyzes a just and equitable society where all can participate and prosper.
Equity & Inclusion
Generosity of Spirit
Their Value Proposition
United Philanthropy Forum is the only professional group that connects regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations to share their vast knowledge and expertise, develop their professional skills, and advance their individual and collective work. With great generosity of spirit and passion for the common good, their inclusive organization leads, informs and strengthens the field of philanthropy.
The Forum is supported by dues and additional financial support from their members; earned income; and current general operating and/or project grant support from The Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Fund for Shared Insight, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The Joyce Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Newman's Own Foundation, the Trustees' Philanthropy Fund of Fidelity Charitable, and the Weingart Foundation.
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