Philanthropy Northwest Press FAQ

Philanthropy Northwest Press FAQ

Q: What is Philanthropy Northwest?

A: Philanthropy Northwest is a learning network for corporate, family, individual and community-based philanthropists working in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. We promote and facilitate collaborative action among philanthropists to foster more vibrant, healthy communities. We do this by providing shared learning opportunities and educational resources, coordinating affinity groups across issues and funder types, and advocating on important issues for the sector. We also offer customized philanthropic consulting services through The Giving Practice.

Q: What are the organization’s priorities? 

A: Our vision is to drive collaborative action among the philanthropic sector to foster vibrant, healthy Northwest communities that honor our past, our people and our cultures. We support shared learning and action by convening conversations, building cross-sector networks, incubating ideas and piloting projects in communities. We recently updated our organizational strategy, which lays the foundation of our priorities and guides our work. Learn more.

Q: Who does it serve? 

A: Members include private and community foundations, socially responsible corporations and social impact investors working in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. Together, our members represent nearly 50 percent of our region’s philanthropic assets. See a list of our members.

Q: How does one become a member? 

A: Our Philanthropy Northwest member network connects you to shared learning opportunities, programs and events, including our annual conference. It connects you with philanthropic peers through affinity groups by issue and funder type. And, it connects you to resources, including an online knowledge base and member services for questions and support.

To join Philanthropy Northwest, please contact Donor and Member Relations Director Anjana Pandey at 206.673.3629 or email