Our Directors needed a succinct crash course in data and trends surrounding family foundations today. When I called NCFP to ask “who can you recommend?” the staff eagerly volunteered to put a presentation together and present it remotely. Through our association with NCFP and their stellar team, our 13 Directors now have a keen understanding of relevant data on family foundations and how we measure up. I cannot thank NCFP enough! —Chris Steed, Executive Director, Fullerton Foundation
The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) is the only national nonprofit dedicated exclusively to families who give and those who work with them. NCFP’s understanding and experience with the very personal act of giving ensures that donors have access to the highest quality information.
NCFP’s Friends of the Family program is available to family foundations, donor-advised funds, giving families, and single family offices.
Giving families are at the core of NCFP’s mission to serve as a comprehensive resource—helping families find purpose, establish policies, and build connections to have a transformative impact on the world. We offer a safe, confidential, and objective place for you to begin or continue your philanthropic journey. We’re here to help you think through your options, ask the right questions, and connect with others who have had similar experiences.
Organizations supporting NCFP as Friends of the Family 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 and support everything NCFP does.
Complimentary digital copy of NCFP’s series of CEO Guides
Opportunity for customized virtual presentations by NCFP staff
Personalized support from NCFP staff
Priority access to NCFP staff and discounts for presentations and speaking engagements
Complimentary referrals for staff-screened consultants and advisors, as well as referrals to family foundation peers facing similar issues
Permission to adapt or reprint NCFP materials
Invitation to share perspectives, job openings, and other updates through the Family Giving News e-newsletter and NCFP’s Twitter feed (subject to NCFP review), and opportunities to write for the NCFP blog
This Content Collection includes a variety of perspectives and tools for addressing REDI issues within your organization, including a collection of customized Checklists, Quizzes, and Self-Assessment Tools for boards and staff.
This Content Collection highlights webinars, blog posts, and other resources that discuss the importance of values and motivations, shares experiences of giving families, and provides sample policies and tools.
This special Content Collection shares chapters from NCFP's popular "Living the Legacy Journal," sharing perspectives and stories of families who have explored and adopted the practice of a living legacy across generations.
The aim for this book is to simplify the components of effective philanthropy. The Guide has two major parts. Part One lays out a series of personal considerations that will help shape your philanthropic strategy. Part Two delves into the tactical practices of philanthropy to help you deploy your resources most effectively.
This Content Collection features research, case studies, discussion guides, and other articles and blog posts on the practice of Participatory Grantmaking (also sometimes referred to as Community Led Grantmaking).
This special collection was curated by our Engaging Youth Peer Network. We thank them for their leadership and sharing. Unless otherwise noted, all resources listed are intended to be able to be used directly with kids.