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Global Philanthropy Forum

World Affairs Council of Northern California

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2007–December 31, 2008
  • Location San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The Global Philanthropy Forum is a project of the World Affairs Council of Northern California. The forum’s mission is to build a learning community of donors and social investors committed to international causes and to inform, enable, and enhance the strategic nature of their giving. At present, the forum is comprised of a network of over 600 donors. Its feature activity is an annual conference, which attracts more than 400 participants. In a recent survey, more than one-third of conference attendees reported increasing international giving as a direct result of their participation. Other forum services include on-site and conference call programs, a summer seminar, online and written resources, and an ongoing service of donor-recipient matchmaking and strategic advice. In 2007-08, the forum intends to develop and begin implementing a strategic plan which will allow it to devise and move to a sustainable financial model.