As a member of the national philanthropic sector, ABAG supports connections to other philanthropic organizations around the country.
Regional Associations of Grantmakers
The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers (the Forum) is a national
philanthropic leader and a network of 34 regional associations of grantmakers,
including ABAG. The Forum supports philanthropy by strengthening the
ability of all regional associations to fulfill their missions; these
associations promote the growth and effectiveness of philanthropy in order to
improve life in their communities.
Council on Foundations is an association of foundations and corporations that
serves the public good by promoting and enhancing responsible and effective
Affinity groups and grantmaker networks
represent a wide variety of both issues of interest and population groups. They
are a source for up-to-date grantmaking information in their focus areas. Some
groups emphasize networking and information exchange among members, while
others advocate for an issue or cause within philanthropy and beyond.
Generally, these groups serve the grantmaking community, although some include
grantee organizations as members.
The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center's mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy.
Center for Family Philanthropy
The National Center for Family Philanthropy promotes philanthropic values,
vision, and excellence across generations of donors and donor families.
GrantCraft collects wisdom from grantmakers and turns it into guides,
workshops, videos, and other tools to help grantmakers hone their
for Effective Organizations (GEO)
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations is a
coalition of grantmakers committed to building strong and effective nonprofit
Project Streamline is a collaborative
effort of grantmaking and grantseeking organizations working to improve grant
application and reporting practices.
Visit the website for free resources.
The Center for Effective
The Center for Effective Philanthropy
(CEP) provides foundations and other philanthropic funders with
comparative data to enable higher performance.
Independent Sector is the leading researcher on giving and volunteering trends
and nonprofit sector statistics; provides information on evaluation and
organizational effectiveness, and regular communications on federal, state, and
local public policy issues affecting philanthropy.
Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
The Philanthropy Roundtable
A national membership organization which works make philanthropy more
responsive to people with the least wealth and opportunity, more relevant to
critical public needs, and more open and accountable to all, in order to create
a more just and democratic society.
A national association of individual donors, corporate giving representatives,
foundation staff and trustees, and trust and estate officers. The Roundtable
operates on the principle that voluntary private action offers the best means
of addressing many of society's needs, and that a vibrant private sector is
critical to creating the wealth that makes philanthropy possible.