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“Our partnership with Access Philanthropy came at a critical juncture, as we needed to shore up our financial sustainability in order to grow our organization. Access Philanthropy provided us with an in-depth scan of the giving community as it relates to other organizations our size and with similar missions.”

—Lea Favor, Executive Director of theFred Wells Tennis & Education Center

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Access Philanthropy is unique

Access Philanthropy is a national research and communications consulting firm specializing in philanthropic support. We help:

  • Nonprofits, schools and government agencies find the right resources and connect with funders
  • Foundations maximize their philanthropic impact
  • Businesses enhance or develop strategic community giving programs

What makes us different

Our extensive experience—nearly four decades—is rare among philanthropy consultants. Here’s what else sets us apart:

A seasoned, knowledgeable team

Members of our team have headed college development departments, foundations, museums, national fundraising organizations, corporate marketing departments and small start-up organizations. We know the world of philanthropy inside and out. We put that knowledge to work for you. 

Training and fieldwork

Our staff has provided training to more than 1,000 national and local organizations in more than 40 states. Our training partners and clients have included the American Medical Association, the American Association of Community Colleges, the Canadian Cancer Society, New York University, the Conference Board, the National Indian Education Association and many more.


Access Philanthropy team members have authored over 30 books on topics including regional and national philanthropy, philanthropy for people of color, corporate giving, and niche funders. We’re the experts that other consultants look to.


For over 35 years, our team members have created marketing, fundraising, and communications materials for both major nonprofit organizations and for-profit corporations. We know what to say and how to say it to get results.

Database development and management

Our online database contains detailed profiles of over 3,100 funders and it’s always changing. We provide the most comprehensive information available on prospective funders. Don’t have a lot to spend? That’s okay. We offer short-term access to very focused lists, which don’t require long-term contracts or thousands of dollars in subscription fees.

Hands-on, in-depth support

Once you begin working with Access Philanthropy, we immerse ourselves in your world to fully understand your challenges and opportunities. We connect with your mission, goals and philosophy to ensure that our recommendations are spot on.

Learn how we work with clients