We believe that family philanthropy is a critical lever for change. NCFP was founded in 1997 in response to the need for a national source of knowledge and expertise that advances the effectiveness of family philanthropy. Today, NCFP continues to provide resources and peer learning opportunities that position philanthropic families to make positive, meaningful differences in their communities.  

We’re here to help you think through your options, ask the right questions, and connect with others who have been through the same process. We offer a We call on practitioners to be informed, intentional, and effective to realize the purpose and possibilities of positive social impact strategies. We’ll help you embrace proven solutions and our applied learning approach ensures families not only have information to inform decisions, but support as youtake action.

Whether you’re a donor, board member, next=gen family member, CEO, or other staff member, we have the world’s largest collection of resources on family giving to help you navigate your philanthropic effort.

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Carmen and Carmela CastellanoNCFP’s Leadership Circle and Friends of the Family network is composed of more than 300 family foundations and donor families who support NCFP on an annual basis and sustain our work. The Leadership Circle recognizes a special group of our most generous supporters. This network is the nation’s premier leadership and learning network for philanthropic families.

Friends and Leadership Circle supporters receive registration discounts for exclusive peer gatherings, including the National Forum on Family Philanthropy, the Trustee Education Institute, and special CEO Retreats for both family and non-family CEOs. In addition, Friends receive preferred access to NCFP services, including special issue briefs, personalized assistance for information requests, practical research, timely webinars, and our searchable Family Philanthropy Online Knowledge Center. Leadership Circle organizations also receive personal access to the Office of NCFP President and CEO Nick Tedesco, allowing them to email or call for personalized answers to difficult questions.

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