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Affinity Group

Funders for LGBTQ Issues

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Funding Areas 
Focus Area: 
LGBTQ+;POPULATIONS & COMMUNITIES

CHANGE Philanthropy

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formerly Join Affinity Group (JAG)

Southern California Blacks in Philanthropy (SCBIP)

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Southern California Blacks in Philanthropy (SCBIP) is a professional membership organization that connects African-American philanthropists in the greater Los Angeles area to each other and to opportunities to advance change.

Please contact Kameron Green, [email protected], for more information on joining.

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Open only to grantmakers; Paid membership required
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Other

Ventura County Funders Forum

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Southern California Grantmakers and First 5 Ventura County are pleased to sponsor the Ventura County Funders Forum, a forum for foundations, grant makers and funders who support charitable organizations in Ventura County, advancing the public good and the work of nonprofits. All organizations that provide grants to nonprofit organizations in Ventura County are welcome to attend and participate in a forum designed to educate, inform, share and collaborate where similar goals, charitable intent, multiple visions, dedicated philanthropy and informed experience can find common ground.

Membership Criteria: 
Open only to grantmakers
Meeting Schedule: 
Quarterly

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP)

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Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) is a national membership organization dedicated to increasing charitable investments for underserved AAPI communities.

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Cultural / Ethnic / Community Programs

The Communications Network – LA Chapter

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The Communications Network is a nonprofit organization comprised of social sector leaders from foundations, nonprofits and consulting firms across the globe who share the belief that smart strategic communications have the power to transform society and improve lives. Founded nearly 30 years ago by the late Frank Karel of The Robert Wood Johnson and Rockefeller Foundations to help social change leaders improve their work and “get the word out”, today The Network is the premier leadership organization for nonprofit communications professionals.

Membership Criteria: 
Local foundation and nonprofit communications professionals as well as consultants and professionals in related fields who are interested in social sector communications.
Meeting Schedule: 
Quarterly

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP)

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Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) is a national network of foundation professionals and social entrepreneurs 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. EPIP exists to ensure that emerging foundation professionals are effective stewards of philanthropic resources and all social entrepreneurs reach their potential as leaders.