Philanthropy Resources

Please visit the following foundations and associations to attend your current local philanthropy events or other resources such as education, blogs, job openings, and news:

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP), a project of Tides Center, is a national network of foundation professionals, social entrepreneurs and other change makers who strive for excellence in the practice of philanthropy. Their mission is to develop emerging leaders committed to building a just, equitable, and sustainable society. EPIP exists to ensure that emerging foundation professionals are effective stewards of philanthropic resources and all social entrepreneurs reach their potential as leaders.

AAPIP is a national membership organization dedicated to expanding and mobilizing philanthropic and community resources for underserved AAPI communities to build a more just and equitable society.

Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers is a national network of 60 philanthropy associations and networks across the United States, including regional philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) and national PSOs—such as national issue-based, identity-based and practice-based affinity groups. 

Minnesota: MN Council on Foundations

North CA: Northern California Grantmakers brings philanthropy together to build healthy, thriving and just communities.


Nonprofit Board

The following resources provide best practices for boards:

Blue Avocado

Board Repair

Board Source

Joan Garry

Leading with Intent

Additional Resources

For Youth Philanthropy: Exponent Philanthropy

FAQ's on donor advised funds (DAF): please learn about typical DAF's operations here.


For Grantseekers

We understand if you are starting out a nonprofit program or organization, that you may be limited resources. For individuals seeking grants, we will provide a list of grants available in the near future. Below are a list of foundations, associations, community funds, and organizations that nonprofits may seek financial support from.



Foundation Center
Online Grants Database Educational Offerings Grants

Knight Foundation

Kresge Foundation

National Council of Nonprofits

West/East Coast





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Hmong Impact Giving Network started in July 2017​