Philanthropy-focused organizations and associations provide services primarily in support of the work of foundations and other philanthropic entities.
The study identified 155 organizations and networks that are exclusively or primarily philanthropy-focused. These include:
- 28 population-focused organizations and associations, such as Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, Disability Funders Network, and Women’s Funding Network;
- 34 issue-focused organizations and associations, such as Environmental Grantmakers Association, Grantmakers in the
Arts, and Center for Disaster Philanthropy;
- 40 geography-focused organizations and associations, such as Council of Michigan Foundations, Philanthropy Northwest, and Southeast Council on Foundations; and
- 53 organizations that support philanthropy in general, such as Council on Foundations, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations,
and Exponent Philanthropy.