More than 300 foundations support NCFP on an annual basis as Leadership Circle donors and Friends of the Family. These organizations are part of the nation’s premier leadership and learning network for giving families. Their contributions represent an investment in the field of family philanthropy, allowing NCFP to ensure future generations of donor families can access the best possible resources for sound decision-making.

Major Funders are foundations that have made a special contribution beyond Leadership Circle status. All of our generous supporters allow us to help families find purpose, establish policies, and build connections to have a transformative impact on the world.

From all of us at NCFP, thank you!

Learn more about joining the Family here.

Major Funders

  • The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
  • John M. Belk Endowment
  • S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • Raikes Foundation
  • Hyde Family Foundations
  • Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
  • Kozmetsky Family Foundation
  • Lilly Endowment, Inc.
  • Walter & Elise Haas Fund
  • Frey Foundation
  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
  • Lawrence Welk Family Foundation
  • The Leighty Foundation

Leadership Circle

  • John M. Belk Endowment
  • H. E. Butt Foundation
  • C.E. and S. Foundation
  • Crown Family Philanthropies
  • Nathan Cummings Foundation
  • The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
  • Max. M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation
  • Flora Family Foundation
  • Frey Foundation
  • Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies
  • The Gambrell Foundation
  • The Goizueta Foundation
  • Walter & Elise Haas Fund
  • Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
  • Roy A. Hunt Foundation
  • Hyde Family Foundations
  • MARK Foundation
  • Mathile Family Foundation
  • McKnight Foundation
  • Meadows Foundation
  • Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation
  • Nord Family Foundation
  • William J. & Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation
  • William Penn Foundation
  • Robins Foundation
  • Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
  • Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation
  • Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation
  • Surdna Foundation
  • Walton Family Foundation
  • Winston Family Foundation

Friends of the Family

  • Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation
  • Nibs & Edna Allen Foundation
  • Allyn Family Foundation
  • Altec-Styslinger Foundation Inc
  • Hugh J. Andersen Foundation
  • Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
  • Ansara Family Fund
  • Apex Foundation
  • Austin Family Foundation
  • Aviv Foundation
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
  • Bainum Family Foundation
  • Dexter F. and Dorothy H. Baker Foundation
  • The Barnes Foundation Inc.
  • The Barry Foundation
  • Carolyn W. & Charles T. Beaird Family Foundation
  • Allen H. & Selma W. Berkman Charitable Trust
  • Bigglesworth Family Foundation
  • Susan Poorman Blackie Ovarian Cancer Foundation
  • Blumenthal Foundation
  • Bohemian Foundation
  • Dan and Merrie Boone Foundation
  • Ron and Lisa Brill Charitable Trust
  • Brindle Foundation
  • The Brinson Foundation
  • Shepard Broad Foundation
  • Brothers Brook Foundation
  • Charles S. & Millicent P. Brown Family Foundation
  • Bunting Family Foundation
  • Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation
  • Buuck Family Foundation
  • Byrne Family Foundation
  • The Robert G. Cabell III and Maude Morgan Cabell Foundation
  • Carlson Family Foundation
  • Carolyn Foundation
  • Castellano Family Foundation
  • Castelloe Family Foundation
  • The Cemala Foundation, Inc.
  • Central Valley Foundation
  • Christopher Family Foundation
  • The Clowes Fund
  • Colina Foundation
  • The Carol and James Collins Foundation
  • Collins Foundation
  • Comer Family Foundation
  • Common Sense Fund
  • Conant Family Foundation
  • Cook Family Foundation
  • Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation
  • CS Fund
  • Aubrey and Marla Dan Charitable Foundation
  • Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Deeks Family Foundation
  • Delaplaine Foundation, Inc.
  • The Devonshire Foundation
  • Dickinson Family Foundation
  • Tom and Patty Doar Foundation
  • R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation
  • Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
  • The Dorrance Family Foundation
  • Downing Family Foundation
  • Dresher Foundation, Inc.
  • Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
  • The Duchossois Family Foundation
  • The Durfee Foundation
  • Dyson Foundation
  • EACH Foundation
  • East Seattle Foundation
  • Ray & Kay Eckstein Charitable Trust
  • Fred L. Emerson Foundation
  • Douglas Eze Foundation
  • The Celia Lipton Farris & Victor W. Farris Foundation
  • J.E. Fehsenfeld Family Foundation
  • Ferree Foundation
  • Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation
  • The Fine Foundation
  • The Paul and Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation
  • Fleishhacker Foundation
  • Foord Family Foundation
  • The Elster Forbes Foundation
  • Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation
  • France-Merrick Foundation
  • Frechette Family Foundation
  • Don and Lorraine Freeberg Foundation
  • Sam & Lottie Friedland Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • Frist Foundation
  • The Fuller Foundation, Inc.
  • The Fullerton Foundation, Inc.
  • Fundacion Perez Companc
  • J.B. Fuqua Foundation, Inc.
  • George Foundation, Inc.
  • GHR Foundation
  • The Gibney Family Foundation
  • Ginsburg Family Foundation
  • The Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation
  • Gobioff Foundation
  • John & Marcia Goldman Foundation
  • Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund
  • Morris and Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation
  • Mike and Gillian Goodrich Foundation
  • William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund
  • Grousemont Foundation
  • Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation
  • John H. & Wilhelmina D. Harland Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • John & Wauna Harman Foundation
  • Irving Harris Foundation
  • Hastings Foundation, Inc.
  • Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Hellman Foundation
  • The Henry Foundation
  • Hershey Foundation
  • Hidden Leaf Foundation
  • Hill-Snowdon Foundation
  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Hirsch Family Foundation
  • Hoffberger Family Philanthropies
  • The Hoglund Foundation
  • The Homestead Foundation, Inc.
  • Horizons Foundation
  • James R. and Anita Horne Jenkins Family Foundation
  • Horning Family Fund
  • Hunter Family Foundation
  • The Imlay Foundation
  • Island Foundation, Inc.
  • Hal Jackman Foundation
  • Jacobs Family Foundation
  • The Brian and Sheila Jellison Family Foundation
  • Walter S. Johnson Foundation
  • Judy Family Foundation
  • J.M. Kaplan Fund
  • Mayer & Morris Kaplan Family Foundation
  • Kaztex Foundation
  • Lora & Martin Kelley Family Foundation
  • Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund
  • Kathleen Kennedy Foundation
  • Grayce B Kerr Fund
  • Kislak Family Foundation Inc.
  • The Kleinert Foundation
  • The Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation
  • The Kohlberg Foundation
  • Kozmetsky Family Foundation
  • Kreitzberg Family Foundation
  • Lamb Foundation
  • The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation
  • Laughing Gull Foundation
  • The Ruth and Hal Launders Charitable Trust
  • Leever Foundation
  • The Leighty Foundation
  • Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation
  • The Reginald F. Lewis Foundation, Inc
  • The Libra Foundation
  • Lipscomb Family Foundation
  • Deborah and Barry Lipsett Family Fund
  • Living Legacy Foundation
  • The Joseph & Vera Long Foundation
  • The Longbrake Family Foundation
  • Ludwick Family Foundation
  • The Luminescence Foundation
  • The Lumpkin Family Foundation
  • Danaher Lynch Family Foundation
  • JF Maddox Foundation
  • MAHADH Fund of HRK Foundation
  • Amy Mandel and Katina Rodis Fund
  • Mariel Foundation
  • The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
  • Bert W. Martin Foundation
  • Harry and Masie Masto Foundation
  • McCance Foundation
  • McCarthy Family Foundation
  • Chauncey & Marion McCormick Family Foundation
  • McDougal Family Foundation
  • William G. McGowan Charitable Fund
  • McKeen Fund
  • McNeel Family Fund
  • McNeely Foundation
  • Medina Foundation
  • Meringoff Family Foundation
  • Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds
  • Meyerson Foundations
  • The Harvey L. Miller Family Foundation
  • Mistler Family Foundation
  • The Moozie Foundation
  • Ruth Mott Foundation
  • Moxie Foundation
  • J Campbell Murrell Fund
  • Neuman Family Foundation
  • The Norcliffe Foundation
  • The Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund
  • Kenneth T. & Eileen L. Norris Foundation
  • The Norton Foundation, Inc.
  • Laird Norton Family Foundation
  • Offutt Family Foundation
  • The W. O’Neil Foundation
  • Gerald Oppenheimer Family Foundation
  • I.A. O’Shaughnessy Foundation
  • The Osa Foundation
  • The Overbrook Foundation
  • The Patrina Foundation
  • Perrin Family Foundation
  • Pew Trusts
  • The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota
  • Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation
  • William and Lia G. Poorvu Family Foundation
  • The Powell Foundation
  • The Louis & Harold Price Foundation
  • Prosper Road Foundation
  • Raikes Foundation
  • Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities, Inc.
  • JF Roblee Foundation
  • The David Rockefeller Fund
  • Rossi Family Foundation
  • Rossotti Foundation
  • Roth Family Foundation
  • The Russell Family Foundation
  • Arnold Salter Family Foundation
  • W. James Samford, Jr. Foundation
  • Sand Foundation
  • The Sapelo Foundation
  • Satterberg Foundation
  • Sauer Family Foundation
  • The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund
  • Schooler Family Foundation
  • Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation
  • The Seabury Foundation
  • The Seaver Institute
  • The Self Family Foundation
  • Shield-Ayres Foundation
  • Shumaker Family Foundation
  • Marty and Dorothy Silverman Foundation
  • The Siragusa Family Foundation
  • The Donald Slavik Family Foundation
  • George & Sandy Smart Family Foundation
  • Smith Brothers Family Foundation
  • Snave Foundation
  • Sobrato Family Foundation
  • Solcz Family Foundation
  • Specialty Family Foundation
  • Springs Close Foundation, Inc.
  • Florence & Laurence Spungen Family Foundation
  • Steans Family Foundation
  • Stifler Family Foundation
  • Stolte Family Foundation
  • W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation
  • Hattie M. Strong Foundation
  • Stuart Family Foundation
  • Tarsadia Foundation
  • A. Alfred Taubman Foundation
  • Tauck Family Foundation
  • Tearte Family Foundation
  • T.L.L. Temple Foundation
  • Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
  • The Tow Foundation
  • Tracy Family Foundation
  • Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
  • Triad Foundation, Inc.
  • Turner Foundation
  • Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation
  • Ueberroth Family Foundation
  • The Volgenau Foundation
  • Walker Foundation
  • Wardle Family Foundation
  • Waterfield Foundation, Inc.
  • Watterson Family Foundation
  • Weaver Foundation
  • The Wege Foundation
  • Lawrence Welk Family Foundation
  • Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation
  • WHH Foundation
  • Williams Family Foundation of Georgia Inc.
  • T.D. Williamson, Inc.
  • Marie C. & Joseph C. Wilson Foundation
  • Woodard Family Foundation
  • The Wyomissing Foundation
  • M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation
  • Zarrow Families Foundation
  • Zeist Foundation
  • Zellerbach Family Foundation
  • Zidell Family Philanthropy
  • Zilber Family Foundation

Stories for Engaged Learning

Stories for Engaged Learning is a collection of case studies rooted in the practical experiences of family and private foundations; the stories are designed for engaged learning. 

Browse the Collection

How to Serve the Redefined Family

This content collection was curated to provide resources and tips for how your philanthropic family can adapt to a redefined family.

Browse the Collection

Money and Values

This content collection was curated to share some experience, tips, and tools to better support philanthropic families in their money journeys.

Browse the Collection

Family Stories and Interviewing Elders

This Content Collection was curated for you to discover a variety of techniques available for engaging with elders to document a family history that may be shared with generations to come.

Browse the Collection

Pride of Place

This Content Collection features NCFP's report providing the first-ever in-depth look examining place-based, multi-generational family giving, along with a variety of other resources and case studies on place-based family philanthropy.

Browse the Collection

Ending Well: Exits and Spend Down

The resources shared in this collection contain information and tools developed through the experience of multiple philanthropies involved in exits – including the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.

Browse the Collection

Family Philanthropy and Donor-Advised Funds

This online guide is for donors and families considering donor-advised funds, as well as for others, including advisors, seeking to learn more about the benefits and complexities of this important philanthropic vehicle.

Browse the Collection

Working with Consultants

There are almost as many reasons to hire a consultant as there are consultants. These resources will help you take the right steps to find, hire, and manage a consultant who will deliver what you need whether it be for strategy, evaluation, communications, or providing fundraising advice and support for your grantee partners.

Browse the Collection

Best of “Ginny’s Blog”

A "best of" collection of NCFP Founder Virginia Esposito's writing on governance, family dynamics, embracing the next generation, the role of the donor, and more.

Browse the Collection

Policy Central

NCFP's Policy Central includes sample policies and practices in the areas of governance, grantmaking, family dynamics, engaging the next generation, investments, management, and staffing. New samples are added frequently, and are here when you need them!

Browse the Collection


Curated by our staff to meet your needs

Browse All Collections

Get Involved

Search Knowledge Center for Resources!

We’re here to help you on your philanthropic journey. Contact NCFP for support!

Get Assistance

Keep up with trends in family philanthropy. Subscribe to our newsletter!


Family philanthropy improves the quality of life for all. Join our family!

Join Now