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General Purposes

United Philanthropy Forum

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2009–December 31, 2010
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant provides general purpose support to the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, a network of 32 city, state, and multistate grantmaker associations representing more than 4,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and other philanthropic organizations. The forum’s mission is to connect and support regional associations and to bring their knowledge and experience into the national conversation on philanthropy. Services to members include grantmaker education products, an annual conference, co-organization of Foundations on the Hill, conference calls and listserves, vendor discounts, annual characteristic surveys of regional associations, and a robust knowledge management system. Per its recently adopted strategic plan, the forum will establish an alliance with the Council on Foundations. In addition to its usual capacity-building services, programming will include the development of a grantmaker education initiative and the expansion of the forum’s knowledge management system.