The Forum is pleased to officially welcome its 34th member organization, North Carolina Network of Grantmakers! Headquartered in Chapel Hill, the Network is a statewide association of grantmakers helping their members to share knowledge, experiences and lessons learned—and provide opportunities for North Carolina grantmakers to work together to improve the effectiveness and ultimate impact of grantmaking. NCNG represents over 80 foundations, corporate giving programs and donor-advised funds that make significant grants to North Carolina charitable causes. The Network was organized in September 2002 by a group of leading grantmakers who appreciated the need for a statewide forum to connect and support trustees, staff and advisors or grantmaking organizations that operates under the fiscal oversight of the North Carolina Community Foundation.
Along with the Southeastern Council of Foundations, the Network will work together to promote and build effective philanthropy throughout North Carolina.
Many of you may already be familiar with the North Carolina Network of Grantmakers and its Executive Director, Bobbi Hapgood, from their past participation in Foundations on the Hill. The staff also includes Program Director Amanda Miller. More information about the Network can be found at www.ncgrantmakers.org.