Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy-Northeast (AAPIP)
AAPIP (Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy) is 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 one of the current chapter Co-Chairs Hehershe Busuego and Ramani Sripada.
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.
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.
Disability Funders Group
The Disabilities Funders Group, which started in 2013 as a working group, provides a forum for funders with similar interests and concern regarding the disabled community. For more informationg on the Disability Funders Group, click here.
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.
Emerging Practitioners In Philanthropy-New England (EPIP- NE)
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP)’s 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.
The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers
The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers (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 Associated Grant Makers (representing Massachusetts and New Hampshire), New England is home to three other regional associations with whom we often partner:
The Massachusetts Convergence Partnership
The Massachusetts Convergence Partnership leverages the work of public and private funders to increase the number of healthy people living in healthy places. We collaboratively advocate for system and environment change by commissioning research, convening cross-sector stakeholders and connecting with decision makers to promote best practices focused on prevention and equity. The Partnership’s current emphasis is advancing the State’s food system to increase equitable access to healthy foods in Massachusetts. For more information contact Jessica del Rosario at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at http://massconvergence.org/.
Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP)
Native Americans in Philanthropy (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.
New England Blacks in Philanthropy (NEBIP)
New England Blacks in Philanthropy (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 Latinos in Philanthropy (NELIP)
New England Latinos in Philanthropy (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.
New England Grants Managers Network
New England Grants Managers Network 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.
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.
Western Massachusetts Funders Group
Western Mass Funders Group is a group of funders that meet twice a year in-person to share information, exchange best practices and educate each other on funding priorities. The group also uses the time to educate ourselves on salient issues that emerge in our communities that warrant study or attention. In between meetings, AGM shares relevant information with and between the group electronically. For more information, contact Jeff Poulos at AGM.