Constituency Corners

The National Center for Family Philanthropy is your trusted family giving resource. We have a lot to offer our many constituencies. Browse the sections below to find the tools, information and programs that are right for you.

Giving families
For family foundations and funds, their trustees and staff, and giving families of all kinds

Donor networks
For community foundations, federations, regional associations, financial firms, and all organizations serving a network of philanthropic families

Professional advisors
For legal, financial, investment, and planning professionals and other close advisors to giving families

For journalists, public relations professionals, all media representatives, and anyone curious about our work

For nonprofits, fundraisers, and individuals seeking funding from family foundations and funds

New to family giving
For emerging donors, philanthropy professionals, and other newcomers to family philanthropy

Community Foundations 
For community foundations that work with giving families



The nation's largest family foundation is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  With assets of about $30 billion in 2008, the Gates Foundation is also the nation's largest foundation.

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