GWP is a membership network of nearly 100 leading foundations, corporate funders, family philanthropists, government agencies, and philanthropic advisors. We bring together hundreds of people who serve as leaders, staff and trustees at our member organizations to learn from each other and local and national experts. Organizational memberships include all of your staff, board, and trustees. GWP’s goal is to build a community of grantmakers that is informed, effective and engaged. Our members recognize that philanthropy is more effective when grantmakers engage in communication, information exchange, and collaboration with each other.
Learn and Inform
We offer educational programming on a wide range of community and regional topics and professional development opportunities designed to promote their effectiveness as grantmakers. View upcoming events.
GWP Learning Networks are designed to promote intentional collaborations and increase the impact of philanthropy by combining everyone’s knowledge and expertise. Join a GWP learning network
GWP members have access to program recordings, materials as well as a curated collection of presentations, white papers, and research reports from PSOs nationwide. Search resources
Our members represent all forms of organized philanthropy and range from small, trustee-led foundations and newly formed foundations to some of the Commonwealth's largest foundations. Use the GWP Member Directory to connect with colleagues, peers, and partners. Search Online Member Directory
GWP sends a quarterly newsletter to all members. If you missed an edition of Philanthropy Connections, visit the newsletter archive to catch up on previous newsletters. Please sign up here if you haven't received the newsletter and we will add you to our email list.
Policy and Advocacy
GWP keeps members informed on policy matters affecting philanthropy and nonprofits, and advocates with policymakers on how to create a supportive legal, tax and regulatory environment for private philanthropy. Policy work at GWP