Collaboration is at the core of our work at The Giving Practice, and it is increasingly at the core of the work of philanthropy itself. We support a range of funder collaboratives, working with them to build trusted relationships, make sense together, develop shared ambitions, and explore the many ways up the mountain.

Here are a few of the funder collaboratives we currently manage and facilitate:  

  • Building Community Philanthropy is a learning cohort of community foundations, United Ways and identity-based funds that are working in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to alleviate intergenerational poverty through community engagement and philanthropy.
  • National Child Welfare Network is a group of funders who share strategies, research, successful projects and opportunities for advancing child welfare efforts. Participants include: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Ballmer Family Giving, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, Sherwood Foundation, Stuart Foundation and The Duke Endowment.
  • Philanthropists Forum strives to improve the lives of Washington’s most vulnerable children and families through aligned investment in innovative systems change that focuses on transparency and accountability at every level. The members of the Philanthropists Forum include Ballmer Group, Jonathan and Bobbe Bridge Family Foundation, Casey Family Programs, Empire Health Foundation, Foundation for Healthy Generations, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Thomas V. Giddens Jr. Foundation, Medina Foundation, One Eighty Foundation, Raikes Foundation, Seattle Foundation and Stuart Foundation.

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