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How can my organization find other grantmakers or potential grantees working in our areas of interest?

It is always a good idea to know about other organizations and funders working in the same areas as you. You may wish to collaborate, check out an innovative program, or model a grant after another organization’s efforts. This is also a good way to connect with thought leaders in your areas of interest.

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What is a Foundation?

Broadly speaking, a foundation is a nonprofit corporation or a charitable trust that makes grants to organizations, institutions, or individuals for charitable purposes such as science, education, culture, and religion. There are two foundation types: private foundations and grantmaking public charities.

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What is a giving circle?

According to the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers' More Giving Together, a giving circle "is formed when individuals come together and pool their dollars, decide together where to give the money (and other resources such as volunteer time), and learn together about their community and philanthropy."

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How can I learn about involving youth in volunteering and philanthropy?

YouthGiving.org is a service of Candid that aims to inspire, connect, and inform youth-led grantmaking. Find youth grantmaking programs near you, the causes and projects they give to, and the foundations that support them. Want to start a youth-led program? Learn how they operate, best practices, and how to stay connected with similar programs that are part of this growing movement.