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Fundraising Requests

Confluence Philanthropy is not a funding organization, nor do we provide philanthropic capital to individuals, NGOs, investment opportunities, or funds.  

Due to our limited staff capacity, we are unable to meet one-on-one with organizations or individuals looking for fundraising advice, grantseekers or entrepreneurs seeking investment. However, Confluence Philanthropy has compiled a list of resources that may be helpful to organizations or individuals that are seeking funding sources.

*We also do not take unsolicited calls from vendors or businesses. Under no circumstances should you consider contacting Confluence Philanthropy to pitch your services.

Entrepreneurs & Investment Seekers

The Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service (CDRS)

Nationwide includes more than 3,000 financial institution members who use CDARS to offer their customers the smartest, most secure, and convenient way to invest in large-dollar, FDIC-insured CDs.

Investors’ Circle

A network of over 150 angel investors, professional venture capitalists, foundations and family offices who are using private capital to promote the transition to a sustainable economy. Since 1992, Investors' Circle has facilitated the flow of over $145 million into more than 220 companies and small funds addressing social and environmental issues.

Mission Investors Exchange

Since 2012, MIE has acted as a forum for philanthropic ideas, tools, and experiences, building on the experience of Harvard University’s Initiative for Responsible Investment and Philanthropy Northwest. Its membership includes more than 230 foundations and mission investing organizations.

RSF Social Finance

Since 1984, RSF has made over $200 million in loans to both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Borrowers not only receive financing to meet their capital needs; through a close relationship with RSF, each becomes part of a larger community working to change the way the world works with money.

SOCAP (Social Capital Markets)

SOCAP is a network that enables social entrepreneurs, social investors, and social impact leaders to connect and share their ideas with a global audience. Its annual flagship conference in San Francisco is the largest conference for impact investors and has drawn more than 10,000 people.

Unreasonable Institute

Unreasonable Institute identifies and supports entrepreneurs in scaling solutions to the world’s largest problems, such as poverty, low education, and social injustice. It has seven locations in the U.S., Uganda and Mexico, and its network includes nearly a thousand mentors, funders, and partners.

 

Grant seekers

The Foundation Center has a lot of resources including foundation and grants directories, available online and in libraries across the country.

Guidestar is a national database of nonprofit organizations and provides information about the operations and finances of foundations.

Kim Klein has written a number of books about fundraising for grassroots organizations, available from the publisher Jossey Bass and publishes the Grassroots Fundraising Journal.

Resist has a great fundraising resource guide on their website, Finding Funding: A Beginner's Guide to Foundation Research, 5th Edition.