About the National Center for Family Philanthropy

NCFP is a network of philanthropic families committed to a world that is vibrant, equitable, and resilient. We recognize that inequity underlies all the issues we seek to address and requires us to critically examine what equity looks like in society, our systems, family philanthropy, and within our organizations. We share proven practices, work through common challenges, and learn together to strengthen our ability to effect meaningful change. As we navigate individual journeys of reflection and transformation, we lean on and learn from our community and see the results of intentional, impactful giving.

Philanthropy has a specific responsibility to address historical inequities that have sustained and deepened systemic oppression and impeded the prosperity of communities. We promote open inquiry and ongoing reflection to advance the practice of effective and equitable family philanthropy, and we value the partnerships and mutual respect that make it possible for families to discover their purpose and possibilities.

NCFP catalyzes the potential of philanthropic families to achieve greater impact with their giving by:
Elevating a bold vision for family philanthropy: We call on practitioners to be informed and intentional with their giving so communities truly benefit.
Equipping family philanthropies with community, support, and resources: We serve as a hub for learning, connection, and action.
Activating a network of philanthropic families: We engage families who are motivated and equipped to make a difference. Our applied learning approach ensures families not only have resources to inform decisions,  but support as they take action.

NCFP offers a range of programs and services to foster learning for philanthropic families. We understand family philanthropy has many points of inflection—moments to embrace proven practices and advance momentum or to stall out due to uncertainty and lack of clarity.  All of our programs are rooted in a Family Giving Lifecycle that provides easy onramps for families to connect with us—to begin planning, learning, and accessing custom support and resources.

Our decades of experience working with philanthropic families uniquely position us as a reliable partner who meets families where they are and provides the support and services they need to move forward with long-term planning and day-to-day decision making with confidence.

If you have any questions or require advice on family philanthropy please contact the NCFP team.