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Building Grantmaker Effectiveness and Accountablility Initiative

United Philanthropy Forum

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2005–December 31, 2007
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

Across the country, media and legislative scrutiny has led to serious questions on foundation integrity and impact. This grant will enable the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers to develop and adopt guiding ethical principles; build relationships with state attorneys general and other state-level policymakers; and improve strategic communications in issues of ethics and accountability.The Forum is a membership organization whose mission is to promote philanthropy by inspiring and enhancing the leadership and capacity of regional associations of grantmakers and their members in promoting the public good. Currently, there are 28 member associations from across the U.S. that serve more than 3,400 grantmakers in city, state or multistate regions.