The AMKRF participates in a number of philanthropic networks that share research, publications, tools, and other resources. Organizations contribute to these networks by sharing best practices in philanthropy through trainings and expert panels. Information shared across these networks help us determine the direction of our funding. We are members of the following organizational networks:
The Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE)
ABFE is a membership-based philanthropic organization that advocates for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities. Partnering with foundations, nonprofits and individuals, ABFE provides its members with professional development and technical assistance resources that further the philanthropic sector’s connection and responsiveness to issues of equality, diversity and inclusion. ABFE has developed Responsive Philanthropy in Black Communities, a framework for grantworking that supports the dignity of communities and optimizes inherent strengths to ensure better outcomes for Black communities.
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP)
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy is a national network of foundation professionals, social entrepreneurs and other change makers who strive for excellence in the practice of philanthropy. Our mission is to develop emerging leaders committed to building a just, equitable, and sustainable society.
Exponent Philanthropy empowers philanthropists to leverage their resources and amplify their impact. It is the country’s largest association of funders—nearly 2,000 members strong—and the only one dedicated to serving foundations with few or no staff, philanthropic families, and individual donors.
Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Funders for LGBTQ Issues works to increase the scale and impact of philanthropic resources aimed at enhancing the wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, promoting equity, and advancing racial, economic and gender justice. It is a network of more than 75 foundations, corporations, and funding institutions that collectively award more than $1 billion annually, including approximately $100 million specifically devoted to LGBTQ issues. Three of its current initiatives include the Ambassador’s Circle, Out in the South, and the Trans Funding Working Group.
Jewish Funders Network
JFN works with Jewish funders, at the individual and collective levels, to improve the quality of their giving and maximize their impact as they make the change they want to see in the world. JFN leverages the power and the creativity of networks to produce change in the Jewish World. It does not shy away from confronting difficult issues, encouraging respectful dialogue, and making hard choices guided by the following principles: Responsibility (Tikkun Olam—Repair the World), Equality (B’tzelem Elohim—all of us are created as equals), Respect (Derech Eretz), Inclusion (Eilu v’Eilu—”This and also this”), and Partnership (Areyvut).
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
NCRP promotes philanthropy that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness. We envision a fair, just and democratic society in which the common good is recognized as a high priority; where a robust public sector is empowered to protect, preserve and extend the commonly held resources and the public interest; where a vital nonprofit sector provides voice and value to those most in need; and where all people enjoy equality of opportunity, access and fair treatment without discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, economic status, national origin or other identities.
Southeastern Council of Foundations
The Southeastern Council of Foundations (SECF) is one of the nation’s largest regional associations of Grantmakers, serving more than 330 of the most dynamic foundations and corporate giving programs in the South. SECF works in partnership with members in 11 Southeastern states to serve, strengthen, promote and champion the South’s philanthropic voice and infrastructure through engaging programming, leadership development training, access to unique resources and invaluable connections. By encouraging insightful philanthropic collaboration, SECF creates opportunities to increase the region’s grantmaking impact and empower transformational community change.