Grantmaker Affinity Groups

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CLASSIC ARTICLE - The Council on Foundations now recognizes 37 separate affinity groups, voluntary associations of grantmakers interested in specific issues and population groups. Some of these affinity groups operate as informal networks, some function as technical assistance providers for other funders, and a few work as active advocates for a particular cause. Most affinity groups confine their services to grantmakers, but they all have the potential to provide helpful information and expert guidance to grantseekers. How well are they realizing that potential?