Welcome to the Philanthropist Resource Guide, an inventory of 250+ organizations across the United States that work to support the philanthropic activities of high net worth (HNW) donors. We hope that this resource will enable HNW donors to discover new sources of support for their philanthropic journey, help philanthropy intermediaries and advisors find new resources and collaborators, and allow funders of this field to gain a better understanding of the landscape of the donor support ecosystem.
The Philanthropist Resource Guide in its current form is a comprehensive, but not exhaustive, list of philanthropic resources organized by categories. Please see the About page for more details on the different categories of organizations that are included, and the inclusion criteria for each.
For interested and relevant organizations, use the Listing Request form to 1) request to be added or 2) modify/update an existing listing on the Philanthropist Resource Guide.
The primary category for an organization is denoted by the largest icon and the secondary category is denoted by a medium sized icon. Sort organizations by categories by clicking on the icons above. Click on an organization to get more information about their work and ways to connect with them.
Organizations that have philanthropy advisors on staff to serve HNW donors. We have included financial advisory firms and private banks with formal philanthropic advising services, as well as designated philanthropy advisory firms with three or more staff. The PRG currently does not include independent philanthropy advisors.
Organizations that have a formal grantmaking program to fund the HNW donor support ecosystem.
Organizations that provide capacity building support to the HNW donor support ecosystem.
Organizations that provide educational programs for HNW donors.
Organizations that direct contributions from HNW donors to nonprofit organizations. Of the 2000+ funding intermediaries in the country, only those organizations that have specific programs to engage HNW donors are included. This includes community foundations, public foundations, funder collaboratives, donor advised fund management organizations, and other similar models.
Organizations that manage networks of HNW donors.
Organizations that conduct research and provide data to support HNW donors in their philanthropic efforts.