The following lists resources for foundations and philanthropy.

For Grantees


A national database offering information on over 1.8 million U.S. nonprofit organizations.

Stanford Social Innovation Review

A magazine about social innovation, covering a wide range of topics, including nonprofit management, philanthropy, corporate citizenship, and social change.

Echoing Green

An organization that spots emerging leaders and invests deeply in their success to accelerate their impact, providing seed-funding and leadership development.

NY/NJ Common Application Form

A common application and report form that helps to streamline the grant application process and ease the often time-consuming grant application process. The four-page application includes directions for use, a sample cover sheet, and the common grant proposal guidelines.

Introduction to Proposal Writing Course

A free course on project proposal writing which includes the basic elements of a proposal, the do’s and don’ts of writing and submitting a proposal, and a hands-on exercise to develop a proposal outline.

The Bridgespan Group

A leading social impact consultant and advisor to nonprofits and NGOs, philanthropists, and impact investors, offering services ranging from strategy consulting ad advising, sourcing and diligence, and leadership team support.

For Grantmakers

Council on Foundations

An umbrella group of foundations committed to cultivating a diverse and skilled philanthropic community.


A resource for grantmakers that develops and curates a variety of resources across different strategies, issues, languages, and formats.

Philanthropy New York

An organization that works to make philanthropy more effective through collaboration, convenings, knowledge sharing, and amplifying shared messages.

Confluence Philanthropy

An impact investing network that sets out to transform the practice of investing by aligning capital with community values of sustainability, equity, and justice.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

A community of funders committed to transforming philanthropic culture and practice by connecting members to resources and to each other in order to support thriving nonprofits and communities.

Mission Investors Exchange

An impact investing network for foundations dedicated to deploying capital for social and environmental change.

National Center for Family Philanthropy

A network of philanthropic families committed to building a more equitable and resilient world by providing resources on best practices, sharing common challenges, and strengthening the shared ability to effect meaningful change.

Exponent Philanthropy

A member-led community of lean funders working towards an inclusive community of learning, connection, and collaboration.

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF)

A network of food systems funders that strengthens connections and fosters collaboration within the sustainable agriculture and food systems community.