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Funder Networks Tier2

For other philanthropy networks that exist within Massachusetts, or national networks that have city or state level presence, Philanthropy Massachusetts serves as an ally, providing support in different ways. Each of these networks has a specific contact person listed within their respective decriptions listed below.

AAPIP (Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy): A national membership and philanthropic advocacy organization dedicated to advancing philanthropy and Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. For more information on AAPIP-Boston, contact  the current chapter Chair Hehershe Busuego.

Behavioral Health Funders Group

Boston Corporate Givers Group

Boston Education Funders (BEF): The Boston Education Funders convene a monthly forum for funders interested in public education in Boston and beyond.  For more information, contact Kathleen Traphagen, BEF Coordinator at (413) 253-0528. 

Boston Philanthropic Advisors Roundtable (BPART) and International Assocation of Advisors in Philanthropy - AiP's Boston Chapter: BPART, an all-volunteer organization, offers quality programming and networking opportunities to Boston’s philanthropic community at no cost to members.  As of October 2018, BPART is partnering with a national organization, The International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy (AiP), and BPART’s will take on its new designation as AiP’s Boston Chapter (AiP-BPART).  Like BPART, AiP is a diverse forum of professional advisors who are dedicated and inspired to teach and empower clients to effectively direct their philanthropic resources consistent with their deepest values.  Members will be able to take advantage of AiP’s national membership and speaker network, monthly educational webinars and “philanthropic power calls”, and attend AiP’s Annual Conference on Philanthropy.  Additionally, AIP-BPART can now offer continuing education credit for events across a variety of disciplines.

Cambridge Economic Justice

Cambridge Funders
Cambridge Funders is a voluntary association of some 30 funders representing Cambridge private and corporate foundations, universities, and banks. Contact person: Geeta Pradham, Executive Director of the Cambridge Community Foundation, 99 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139.

Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard Funders Group

Celebrity and Athletes Funders Forum

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP)'s The mission is to support and strengthen the next generation of grantmakers in order to advance effective social justice philanthropy. Geared toward foundation staff, trustees and donors under 40. For more information on EPIP-NE, contact the Steering Committee. For more information on the national EPIP affinity group, visit www.epip.org or contact Biz Ghormley.

Economic Justice Funders Network: The Economic Justice Funders Network works to foster a more just, equitable, and democratic society through joint learning, strategy & funding. We use our collective resources to support grassroots organizing and movement building in communities of color and low-income communities across Massachusetts.

Greater New Bedford Funders Group

GMA Trauma and Resilience Fund - The Trauma and Resilience Fund has been established to explore innovative responses to the adverse effects of childhood trauma. The Fund offers a six-month pooled giving and immersive learning experience to donors eager to understand and address the impact of childhood trauma, particularly the trauma of living in chronic poverty. Contact GMA Director Phil Hall by phone 617-391-3097 or email phall@gmafoundations.com to learn more about the GMA Funder Community

Health Funders in New England

nap_logo.jpgNative Americans in Philanthropy (NAP): NAP is comprised of individuals who seek to enrich the lives of Native people through bridging organized philanthropy and indigenous communities in order to foster understanding and increase effectiveness.  The local chapter of NAP is chaired by Quita Sullivan, New England Foundation for the Arts.

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New England Blacks in Philanthropy (NEBIP): NEBIP was created to inform and transform the practice of philanthropy in Black communities. For more information or to join, contact Bithiah Carter, President, NEBIP.

New England International Donors (NEID): NEID is a vibrant community of engaged global philanthropists learning, giving, investing and partnering together to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure peace and human rights for all. Through strategic networking, educational opportunities, and information sharing we aim to spark donor action and collaboration. Please contact neid@tpi.org for more information.

New England Latinos in Philanthropy (NELIP): NELIP is a local chapter of Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), with a mission to strengthen Latino communities by increasing resources for the Latino and Latin American civil sector and by increasing Latino participation and leadership throughout the field of philanthropy. For more information on NELIP, contact one of the current chapter co-chairs, Nahir Torres or Marie-Frances.

PEAK Grantmaking
PEAK Grantmaking is an affinity group of professionals whose role includes grants manager functions. Its purpose is to provide a forum and peer network for learning, information exchange, professional growth and networking for grants managers and other grants management professionals in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Rhode Island. Contact co-chairs Paula Lentoni or Corey Davis.

Progressive Massachusetts Funders Group

Social Justice Funders Network: 
The SJFN network builds authentic relationships and advances learning among funders convened to shift power and systems that result in equity for all. At the core, the SJFN is rooted in four shared values of justice, respect, inclusion, and love. This self-organized network of individuals and institutions in philanthropy facilitates organic collaborations, nurtures creativity, and experiments as a decentralized network.

United Philanthropy Forum: The Forum is a philanthropic network comprised of 34 regional associations of grantmakers with more than 5500 participating organizations, making it the largest network in American philanthropy. With deep regional roots and a broad nationwide reach, the Forum Network facilitates effective philanthropy that strengthens communities and improves lives throughout the United States. We fill an important role in the philanthropic sector by improving the effectiveness of foundations and expanding their capacity to advance the common good. In addition to Philanthropy Massachusetts, New England is home to three other regional associations with whom we often partner:

Youth Philanthropy Network


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