Our Members

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From the biggest foundations to local charities, with staffs of 35,000 or 2, the Independent Sector network brings together nonprofits, foundations, and corporate allies engaged in every kind of charitable endeavor. Our community is as diverse as the world we seek to improve.

Our member organizations work across a very wide spectrum of missions, including:


Animal-related Issues
Arts, Culture & Humanities
Civil Rights, Social Action &
Community Improvement &
Capacity Building
Crime & Legal-Related Issues
Disaster Preparedness & Relief
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Health Care
Housing & Shelter
Human Services
International, Foreign Affairs &
National Security

Medical Research
Mental Health & Crisis
Mutual & Membership Benefit
Philanthropy, Voluntarism &
Public & Societal Benefit
Public Safety
Recreation & Sports
Science & Technology
Social Science
Voluntary Health Associations &
Medical Disciplines
Youth Development



2020 Mom Los Angeles, CA
92Y New York, NY
ACCESS Dearborn, MI
AchieveMission Englewood, CO
African Economic Development Solutions & Little Africa St. Paul, MN
After-School All-Stars Los Angeles, CA
Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Inc. Palm Harbor, FL
Alliance for Strong Families and Communities Milwaukee, WI
ALSAC, Inc./St. Jude’s Research Hospital Memphis, TN
American Alliance of Museums Arlington, VA
American Cancer Society Atlanta, GA
American Council of the Blind Alexandria, VA
American Heart Association Dallas, TX
American Indian College Fund Denver, CO
American Indian Science and Engineering Society Albuquerque, NM
American Red Cross Washington, DC
Americans for Indian Opportunity Albuquerque, NM
Americans for the Arts Washington, DC
The Arc of Massachusetts Waltham, MA
The Arc of the United States Washington, DC
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Washington, DC
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy Falls Church, VA
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations & Voluntary Action Indianapolis, IN
Association of American Medical Colleges Washington, DC
Association of Art Museum Directors New York, NY
Association of Children’s Museums Arlington, VA
Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals Orlando, FL
Association of Direct Response Fundraising Counsel Washington, DC
The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. New York, NY
The Association of Advanced Rabbinical & Talmudic Schools  New York, NY
Atlas Corps Washington, DC
BBB Wise Giving Alliance Arlington, VA
Billings Leadership Foundation: Friendship House Billings MT
BoardSource Washington, DC
Boys & Girls Clubs of America Atlanta, GA
Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations Calgary, AB
California Association of Nonprofits Capitola, CA
Camp Fire Kansas City, MO
Cancer Care, Inc New York, NY
Candid San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; New York, NY
Capital Partners for Education Washington, DC
Caravanserai Project Washington, DC
CASE Washington, DC
Catalyst Leadership Foundation, New Delhi, India
Catholic Charities USA Alexandria, VA
Center for Creative Leadership Greensboro, NC
The Center for Effective Philanthropy Cambridge, MA
Center for New Leadership, Marlboro College Marlboro, VT
Center for Transforming Mission Dominican Republic Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Center for Transforming Mission Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
Champions in Service of San Fernando Valley and Greater LA, Leadership Foundation of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Charity Navigator Glen Rock, NJ
Charleston Leadership Foundation, Charleston, SC
City Connect Detroit Detroit, MI
City Year, Inc. Boston, MA
Collective Liberty Washington, DC
Colorado Nonprofit Association Denver, CO
The Center for Community Transformation, Leadership Foundation of Fresno, Fresno, CA
The Communications Network, Inc. Washington, DC
Communities In Schools Arlington, VA
Communities in Schools of Mid America, Inc. Lawrence, KS
Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania Harrisburg, PA
Community Action Partnership Washington, DC
Community Partners Los Angeles, CA
Community Resource Center Denver, CO
Conflict Resolution Services Traverse City, MI
Congregación León de Judá, Leadership Foundation of Boston, Boston, MA
Council of Michigan Foundations Grand Haven, MI
Council on Foundations Washington, DC
Dallas Leadership Foundation, Dallas, TX
Dance/USA Washington, DC
Detroit Zoological Society Royal Oak, MI
Disaster Accountability Project Rockville, MD
Downtown Women’s Center Los Angeles, CA
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy New York, NY
Encore.org San Francisco, CA
Fair Chance Washington, DC
The First Coast Leadership Foundation, Jacksonville, FL
First Nations Development Institute Longmont, CO
First Peoples Fund, Rapid City, SD
Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Florida Nonprofit Alliance Jacksonville, FL
Florida Philanthropic Network Tampa, FL
The Forbes Funds, Pittsburgh, PA
Forefront Chicago, IL
FUSE Corps San Francisco, CA
Gateway Center for Giving Saint Louis, MO
Girls Incorporated New York, NY
Girls On The Run International Charlotte, NC
Global Impact Alexandria, VA
GOOD+ Foundation New York, NY
Goodwill Industries International, Inc. Rockville, MD
Goodwill Industries of South Florida Miami, FL
Grant Professionals Association Overland Park, KS
Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island Providence, RI
GR Center for Community Transformation, Leadership Foundation of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI
Greater Twin Cities United Way Minneapolis, MN
GreenLight Fund Boston, MA
HandKind Company Chicago, IL
Haiti Leadership Foundation, Mirebalais, Haiti
The Harwood Institute Bethesda, MD
Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations Honolulu, HI
The Henry Ford Dearborn, MI
Hispanics in Philanthropy Oakland, CA
Humanity First, USA Baltimore, MD
Human Rights for Kids, Washington, DC
Hyde Park Art Center Chicago, IL
ICA Fund Good Jobs Oakland, CA
Idaho Nonprofit Center Boise, ID
Imagine Canada Toronto, ON
Indian Ministries, Leadership Foundation for First Nations People, Cleveland, TN
Institute for Nonprofit Practice Needham, MA
InterAction Washington, DC
International Primate Protection League Summerville, SC
Jackson Leadership Foundation, Jackson, MS
The Japan Association of Charitable Organizations Tokyo, Japan
Jefferson Center St. Paul, MN
Jobs for America’s Graduates Alexandria, VA
Justice Journey Alliance, Leadership Foundation of Chicago, Chicago, IL
KaBOOM! Inc. Washington, DC
Kidney Cancer Association Chicago, IL
Knoxville Leadership Foundation, Knoxville, TN
Lane Leadership Foundation, Eugene, OR
Leadership 18 Alexandria, VA
Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics Los Angeles, CA
Leadership Foundations Tacoma, WA
League of American Orchestras New York, NY
League of Women Voters of the United States Washington, DC
Lexington Leadership Foundation, Lexington, KY
Living Cities, Inc. New York, NY
Lobbyists 4 Good Arlington, VA
Lutheran Services in America, Inc. Washington, DC
Maine Philanthropy Center Portland, ME
March of Dimes Foundation Arlington, VA
MCCJ Miami, FL
Memphis Leadership Foundation, Memphis, TN
Mercy Housing Denver, CO
Metro Atlanta Leadership Foundation, Atlanta, GA
Miami Valley Leadership Foundation, Dayton, OH
Michigan Nonprofit Association Lansing, MI
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Saint Paul, MN
NASBA Center for the Public Trust Nashville, TN
National Academy Foundation New York, NY
National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics Alexandria, VA
National Audubon Society New York, NY
National Center for Family Philanthropy Washington, DC
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy Washington, DC
National Conference on Citizenship Washington, DC
National Geographic Society Washington, DC
National Health Council Washington, DC
National Human Services Assembly Washington, DC
National Indian Child Welfare Association Portland, OR
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Washington, DC
National Philanthropic Trust Jenkintown, PA
National Urban Fellows, Inc. New York, NY
Native American Rights Fund Boulder, CO
Native Americans in Philanthropy Los Angeles, CA
Native Ways Federation Longmont, CO
The Nature Conservancy Arlington, VA
New Vision, Leadership Foundation of Philippi, Phillippi, WV
Next Chapter Ministries, Leadership Foundation of Rochester, Rochester, MN
Nonprofit Association of Oregon Portland, OR
Nonprofit Association of Westchester Tarrytown, NY
Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida Jacksonville, FL
The Nonprofit Council San Antonio, TX
Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Kansas City, MO
Northern California Grantmakers San Francisco, CA
NY Funders Alliance Syracuse, NY
Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations Columbus, OH
One by One Leadership Foundation, Immokalee, FL
OneStar Foundation Austin, TX
The Parkinson Council Bala Cynwyd, PA
PEAK Grantmaking Washington, DC
Performing Arts Alliance Washington, DC
The Pew Charitable Trusts Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Leadership Foundation Philadelphia, PA
Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement Washington, DC
Philanthropy WV Morgantown, WV
PIE Org Chicago, IL
Pillars of Promise, Leadership Foundation of Georgetown, Georgetown, KY
Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA
The Policy Academies Washington, DC
PolicyLink Oakland, CA
Portland Leadership Foundation Portland, OR
Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) – The Aspen Institute Washington, DC
ProInspire Washington, DC
Prosperity Now Washington, DC
Research-Aid Networks Chicago, IL
The Root Cellar, Leadership Foundation of Lewiston, Lewiston, ME
Running Strong for American Indian Youth Alexandria, VA
Salem Leadership Foundation Salem, OR
Salish Kootenai College Foundation Pablo, MT
Savannah Leadership Foundation Savannah, GA
The Salvation Army National Headquarters Alexandria, VA
Say Yes to Education New York, NY
Seattle Goodwill Seattle, WA
Share Our Strength Washington, DC
Southeastern Council of Foundations Atlanta, GA
Southern California Grantmakers Los Angeles, CA
Sphinx Organization Detroit, MI
Susan G. Komen Dallas, TX
Stockton Leadership Foundation Stockton, CA
TIAA Institute New York, NY
Timecounts Toronto, ON
Together SC Columbia, SC
Towers of Hope, Leadership Foundation of Bloemfontein, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Transform Scott County, Leadership Foundation of Georgetown, Georgetown, KY
Trust for America’s Health Washington, DC
Truth Initiative Washington, DC
Tshwane Leadership Foundation, Pretoria, South Africa
U. S. Soccer Foundation Washington, DC
U.S.-Japan Council Washington, DC
UNCF Washington, DC
UnidosUS Washington, DC
United Charitable Tysons, VA
United Philanthropy Forum Washington, DC
United States Fund for UNICEF New York, NY
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County Asheville, NC
United Way of Berks County Reading, PA
United Way of Genesee County Flint, MI
United Way of Greater Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
United Way of Greater Cleveland Cleveland, OH
United Way of Greenville County Greenville, SC
United Way of Texas Austin, TX
United Way of the Piedmont Spartanburg, SC
United Way of York County York, PA
United Way Worldwide Alexandria, VA
Urban Institute Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy Washington, DC
Urban Ventures, Leadership Foundation of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
Veritas Social Empowerment Inc., Leadership Foundation of Manila, Manila, Phillippines
The Viscardi Center Albertson, NY
VisionServe Alliance Saint Louis, MO
VolunteerMatch San Francisco, CA
Volunteers of America Alexandria, VA
Washington Nonprofits Olympia, WA
Weill Institute of Music – Carnegie Hall New York, NY
Wilmington Area Leadership Foundation Wilmington, NC
Women’s Congressional Policy Institute Washington, DC
Wounded Warrior Project Inc. Jacksonville, FL
YMCA of Greater Charlotte Charlotte, NC
YMCA of Greater New York New York, NY
YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Dallas, TX
YMCA of the USA Chicago, IL
YMCA Retirement Fund New York, NY
Young Invincibles Washington, DC
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Portland, OR
Yuvalok Leadership Foundation, Bangalore, India
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA
YWCA National Capital Area Washington, DC
YWCA of the USA Washington, DC
YWCA San Francisco & Marin San Francisco, CA


AARP Foundation Washington, DC
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New York, NY
The Annenberg Foundation Los Angeles, CA
The Annie E. Casey Foundation Baltimore, MD
Barr Foundation Boston, MA
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Seattle, WA
Bronx Community College Foundation Bronx, NY
Bush Foundation Saint Paul, MN
The California Endowment Los Angeles, CA
California Health Care Foundation Oakland, CA
The California Wellness Foundation Woodland Hills, CA
Campion Foundation Seattle, WA
Carnegie Corporation of New York New York, NY
The Case Foundation Washington, DC
Casey Family Programs Seattle, WA
Cedarmere Foundation Seattle, WA
Charles F. Kettering Foundation Dayton, OH
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Flint, MI
The Chicago Community Trust Chicago, IL
Church Communities Foundation, Inc. Rifton, NY
The Cleveland Foundation Cleveland, OH
The Clinton Foundation New York, NY
College Futures Foundation San Francisco, CA
The Colorado Health Foundation Denver, CO
The Columbus Foundation Columbus, OH
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Atlanta, GA
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Detroit, MI
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation Los Altos, CA
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation New York, NY
Dyson Foundation Millbrook, NY
Edna McConnell Clark Foundation New York, NY
El Pomar Foundation Colorado Springs, CO
Empire Health Foundation Spokane, WA
Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation Washington, DC
Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund San Francisco, CA
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Kansas City, MO
F. B. Heron Foundation New York, NY
The Fetzer Institute, Inc. Kalamazoo, MI
The Ford Foundation New York, NY
Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, FL
Foundation for the Carolinas Charlotte, NC
Foundation for the Mid South Jackson, MS
The George Gund Foundation Cleveland, OH
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Palo Alto, CA
The Greater Sum Foundation Jacksonville, FL
Harold K.L. Castle Foundation Kailua, HI
Harry Singer Foundation Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA
The Heinz Endowments Pittsburgh, PA
Houston Endowment, Inc. Houston, TX
Hudson-Webber Foundation Detroit, MI
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chicago, IL
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Miami, FL
The Joyce Foundation Chicago, IL
The Kerr Foundation, Inc. Oklahoma City, OK
Kosmos Associates Lenox, MA
The Kresge Foundation Troy, MI
Lilly Endowment, Inc. Indianapolis, IN
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation Chicago, IL
Lumina Foundation Indianapolis, IN
Marguerite Casey Foundation Seattle, WA
Marin Community Foundation Novato, CA
Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation Southfield, MI
McGregor Fund Detroit, MI
The Minneapolis Foundation Minneapolis, MN
Morino Institute Rocky River, OH
Ms. Foundation for Women Brooklyn, NY
NAMM Foundation Carlsbad, CA
National Endowment for Financial Education Denver, CO
New York Community Trust, The New York, NY
The Nord Family Foundation Amherst, OH
Northwest Area Foundation Saint Paul, MN
Open Society Foundations New York, NY
Otto Bremer Trust Saint Paul, MN
The Pablove Foundation Los Angeles, CA
People’s Liberty Cincinnati, OH
Peter G. Peterson Foundation New York, NY
The Philadelphia Foundation Philadelphia, PA
Raikes Foundation Seattle, WA
Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Princeton, NJ
Rockefeller Brothers Fund New York, NY
Rockefeller Foundation New York, NY
Sall Family Foundation Cary, NC
S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation San Francisco, CA
The San Francisco Foundation San Francisco, CA
The Score Foundation Herndon, VA
Seattle Foundation Seattle, WA
The Sierra Club Foundation Oakland, CA
Skillman Foundation Detroit, MI
Skoll Foundation Palo Alto, CA
The Spencer Foundation Chicago, IL
Stupski Foundation San Francisco, CA
Surdna Foundation, Inc. New York, NY
Tenacre Foundation Princeton, NJ
Thrivent Minneapolis, MN
United Nations Foundation Washington, DC
W.K. Kellogg Foundation East Battle Creek, MI
The Wallace Foundation New York, NY
The Walton Family Foundation Bentonville, AR
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Menlo Park, CA
William Davidson Foundation Troy, MI
William Penn Foundation Philadelphia, PA
William Randolph Hearst Foundations New York, NY

Corporate Philanthropy

Amazon CSR Seattle, WA
American Express Foundation
New York, NY
AT&T Foundation Dallas, TX
Bank of America Charitable Foundation Boston, MA
Blackbaud, Inc. Charleston, SC
DuPont Wilmington, DE
Fidelity Foundation Salem, NH
KPMG Foundation Montvale, NJ
MetLife Foundation New York, NY
Newman’s Own Foundation Westport, CT
PayPal Inc. Washington, DC
PBS Foundation Arlington, VA
Walmart Foundation Bentonville, AR

For-Profit Business Associates

501(c) Services San Jose, CA
Accenture Arlington, VA
The Bridgespan Group Boston, MA
Community Wealth Partners Washington, DC
Deloitte LLP Los Angeles, CA
Emily Davis Consulting, Denver, CO
Flourish Talent Management Solutions, LLC Chevy Chase, MD
FSG Boston, MA
Scaling Up Social Sector Miami, FL
Inclusion Ventures San Francisco, CA
McCormick Group Lexington, MA
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Washington DC
NEO Law Group San Francisco, CA
Northern Trust, Foundation & Institutional Advisory Washington, DC
Open Road Alliance Mountain View, CA
Quicken Loans Community Investment Fund Detroit, MI
Spectrum Nonprofit Services, LLC Milwaukee, WI
StepChange Partners Denver, CO
Strategy Arts West Chester, PA
TCC Group New York, NY
Transition Leadership International Washington, DC
U.S. Trust Corporation New York, NY