Clients

Alaska Community Foundation
Alliance Healthcare Foundation
Arizona Grantmakers Forum
Better Health Together
Apex Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health
Blue Shield of California Foundation
Boeing Company
Bristol Bay Native Corporation
Building Changes
Cascadia Foodshed Financing Project
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Christopher Family Foundation
Chuckanut Health Foundation
City of Bainbridge Island
College Spark Washington
Collins Foundation
Community Foundation of Snohomish County
Community Foundation of South Puget Sound
Community Foundation of Southwest Washington
Empire Health Foundation
Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Ford Foundation
Ford Family Foundation
Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
Group Health Foundation
Heritage Bank
J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation
Joseph H. & Florence A. Roblee Foundation
Juneau Community Foundation
Kelley Family Foundation
Laird Norton Family Foundation
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies
Marguerite Casey Foundation
Mat-Su Health Foundation
Medina Foundation
Meyer Memorial Trust
Montana Healthcare Foundation
Names Family Foundation

Nathan Cummings Foundation
National Child Welfare Network
Native Arts and Cultures Foundation
Nesholm Family Foundation
Nord Family Foundation
Norman Raab Foundation
North Carolina Network of Grantmakers
Northern California of Grantmakers
Northwest Area Foundation
Northwest Children’s Fund
Oregon Community Foundation
Philanthropists Forum
Premera Blue Cross
Pride Foundation
Raikes Foundation
Rasmuson Foundation
Renton Community Foundations
Rockefeller Foundation
Russell Family Foundation
San Diego Grantmakers
Satterberg Foundation
Schultz Family Foundation
Sealaska Corporation
Seattle Foundation
Seattle Public Library Foundation
Sherwood Trust
Social Venture Partners - Seattle
Southeastern Council of Foundations
Southern California of Grantmakers
St. Luke's Wood River Foundation
Surdna Foundation
The California Endowment
United Way of Central Washington
United Philanthropy Forum
University Congregational Church Legacy Foundation
Washington Women’s Foundation
Whatcom Community Foundation
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Woodland Park Zoo
Yakima Valley Community Foundation


Example projects

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Since 2013, Building Community Philanthropy (BCP) has engaged board and staff from 25 community foundations, United Ways and identity funds across Washington State in a twice-yearly learning community. From an initial focus on captacity building, community engagement and addressing intergenerational poverty, participants have added deep dives into advocacy and DEI. Multi-day gatherings mix speakers, time for team planning and reflection and user-generated content through peer-learning stations and dilemma exercises. The resulting trusted relationships have led to greater collaboration within the cohort and with new partners in their community.

Blue Shield of California Foundation
We worked in close partnership with the foundation to name and live their core values, explore what a more "upstream" strategy could look like and shape an organizational culture to support the new path forward.

Christopher Family Foundation
We partnered with Christopher Family Foundation to assess governance and program areas and offer models that would continue to engage the foundation's board, family and community while honoring the founders' intent and the desire for multi-generational participation.

Group Health Foundation
We worked closely with the Group Health Foundation board during its inception to help them develop core values and norms that define the foundation’s commitment to equity. We continue to work closely with the foundation as they grow and live into their equity agreements.

Meyer Memorial Trust
We engaged with Meyer Memorial Trust (MMT)’s board and senior staff in a deep exploration of strategy, values, and defining impact. At the time, MMT was shifting its focus to the lens of equity as a core tenant of its work. Our team facilitated several retreats and planning sessions, developed a strategy narrative to document the new strategic direction, and continued to work with the staff through implementation.

Names Family Foundation
We worked together to articulate and make actionable the donor intent of the founders, while also capturing the needs and interest of the third and fourth generations as they prepared to launch a strategic planning process.

Satterberg Foundation
Early day-long gatherings of Community Partner grantees in California and Washington helped Satterberg better understand the impact of its investment in these philanthropic intermediaries while also engaging those doing the work on the ground in co-designing future cohorts. Satterberg's adventures in trust-based philanthropy meant more storytelling and site visits, and less spreadsheets, with TGP able to offer additional support in capturing qualitative metrics.

Anonymous Foundation
We provided executive coaching for a Midwest foundation executive to lead and navigate an organizational shift in strategy. The coaching sessions focused on exploration of leadership skills to advance a learning agenda, working with a team across the foundation and leaning into challenges that came up in real time using reflective practice insights.