The Network

There are currently six community-based funder collaboratives supporting enduring nonprofit collaborations around the country – Arizona, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. In each of these geographies, funders have come together to offer the strategic option of sustained collaboration as a way to strengthen capacity and maximize impact in the sector. Each fund serves to support nonprofits and funders about this capacity-building tool and to financially support nonprofits wishing to explore or implement such collaborations.

Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative. (Learn more)
Arizona Together for Impact Fund (Learn more)
Better Together Fund (Learn more)
The Forbes Funds (Learn more)
Nonprofit Repositioning Fund (Learn more)
New York Merger and Collaboration Fund (Learn more)

Arizona Together for Impact is a statewide pilot initiative to improve the capacity, sustainability, and financial health of nonprofits.

Launch Date
November 2019

Initiative Manager
Nora Hannah: Arizona Grantmakers Forum

Grants
7 grants, totaling over $122,000

Funders
15 community, private, corporate, and family foundations

Better Together Fund is a pilot program to encourage and support nonprofits to explore formal, long-term collaborations as a way to maximize impact.

Launch Date
June 2017

Initiative Manager
Brittani Trusty: Dallas Foundation; Margaret Black: Lyda Hill Philanthropies

Grants
79 grants, totaling over $4.4 million

Funders
5 community, private, and family foundations

The Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative fosters long-term partnerships for nonprofits interested in exploring strategic restructuring to create sustainable impact.

Launch Date
December 2012

Initiative Manager
Carrie Harlow

Grants
114 grants, totaling over $3.8 million

Funders
18 corporate, private, and family foundations

The New York Merger and Collaboration Fund makes grants to encourage and support programmatic alliances, mergers, joint ventures, and other types of formal, long-term collaborations between nonprofits predominantly serving New York City.

Launch Date
March 2012

Initiative Manager
Jessica Cavagnero: SeaChange

Grants
61 grants, totaling over $1.8 million

Funders
14 foundations and individual donors

The Nonprofit Repositioning Fund supports long-term, strategic alliances and collaborations to build organizational sustainability and improve program and service delivery across the five-county Greater Philadelphia region.

Launch Date
October 2015

Initiative Manager
Nadya K. Shmavonian: SeaChange

Grants
57 grants, totaling over $1.3 million

Funders
12 private and corporate foundations

The Forbes Funds (TFF) is an intermediary foundation that focuses on building the management capacity and strengthening the impact of community-based nonprofits individually and collectively.

Launch Date
January 2016

Initiative Manager
Fred Brown

Grants
94 grants, totaling $1.4 million

Funders
16 community, private, and family foundations