Resources & Links

The Council on Foundations
A membership organization of more than 2,000 grantmaking foundations and giving programs worldwide.

The Association of Small Foundations
Provides programs, products and services to foundations with few or no staff.

The Foundation Center
Provides research, education, training and public access to information on U.S. philanthropy.

The National Center for Family Philanthropy
Offers programs and services to help individuals and families create and sustain philanthropy.

Chronicle of Philanthropy
Reports on nonprofit news and current events.

Guidestar
A searchable database of more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations.

Independent Sector
A nonpartisan coalition of approximately 500 charitable and philanthropic organizations.

The Philanthropy Journal
A daily web site and email bulletin that delivers news, information and opinion about charitable giving, fundraising and management.

The Philanthropy Roundtable
A national association of more than 600 individual donors, corporate giving representatives, foundation staff and trustees, and trust and estate officers.

Northern California Grantmakers
Supports the activity of more than 175 active member grantmakers in the Bay Area.

The Giving Forum
Focuses on the philanthropy of city, state, and multi-state areas of the U.S. and encompasses 31 regional associations of grantmakers (RAGS).

BoardSource (formerly National Center for Nonprofit Boards)
Provides programs and services to help organizations build strong and effective nonprofit boards.