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.