Independent Sector is the leadership network for nonprofits, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world. Our nonpartisan coalition of approximately 600 organizations leads, strengthens, and mobilizes the nonprofit and philanthropic community in order to fulfill our vision of a just and inclusive society and a healthy democracy of active citizens, effective institutions, and vibrant communities.
Independent Sector serves as the premier meeting ground for the leaders of America's charitable and philanthropic sector. Since our founding in 1980, we have sponsored ground-breaking research, fought for public policies that support a dynamic, independent sector, and created unparalleled resources so staff, boards, and volunteers can improve their organizations and better serve their communities.
In 2010, Independent Sector celebrated 30 years strong. Learn more about our history and what we've collectively accomplished.
Independent Sector fulfills our mission by:
Our Commitment to Accountability
Independent Sector is dedicated to the highest ethical standards and to making its operations as transparent as possible. As part of that commitment, we have posted many of the documents important to our operations, including our bylaws, our code of ethics, our financial information, and annual report.
Get Social with Independent Sector
As an organization that connects and convenes nonprofit and philanthropic professionals, we are committed to also using online resources to engage with the community, as well. Explore Independent Sector's social media tools and join the conversation today!