- a membership organization of national, regional and community-based foundations and grantmakers strategic about using philanthropy to promote economic opportunity and financial security for low and moderate income Americans.
- a vital partner that works to increase the capacity of its members to effectively promote economic security by supporting efforts that help low to moderate income individuals and families build and protect assets.
- a responsive network, empowering foundations and grantmakers to leverage their resources to make more effective and strategic funding decisions, allowing each dollar invested to have greater impact.
Funders attending our meetings share their intellectual capital to engage in discussion in a neutral forum. Allowing candid conversations among peers with similar and opposing views, these discussions raise the visibility of and funding for activities that expand access to financial opportunities and strengthen communities. Learn More.
Philanthropic investments, when connected through a framework of asset building, bring greater impact and are more sustainable. Whether virtually or in-person, AFN offers ways to connect Members from across the country to a national network. The power of combined grantmaking efforts of AFN members remind us that together we are more powerful than poverty. AFN is a growing community of leading-edge grantmakers who recognize the value and importance of asset-building grantmaking and its many connections to other fields that work to serve low and moderate-income communities, families and individuals. We thank those organizations that have joined AFN as Supporting, Institutional and Affiliate members and welcome all interested grantmaking organizations to please visit our Join AFN section for more details.