Funder Services

Every donor wants their grant to make a real difference. It's deeply felt, especially in a tough economic climate. And while using money to make a difference may seem straightforward to some, grantmakers know that it can be complex.

NFF Funder ServicesConnecting Money to Mission

NFF partners with funders to connect money to mission. We bring a unique combination of innovation and experience, drawing on a long track record of direct services to social sector organizations. Our loans, New Markets Tax Credits, grants, growth capital campaigns, and financial consulting have leveraged more than $1.3 billion for youth services, education, the arts, health, social services, advocacy, and more.

We've partnered with more than 250 funders over the years to connect financial resources with program goals, running loan and grant programs and building grantee capacity. We've also designed and managed multi-million dollar initiatives, as well as short-term programs.

Our three areas of practice in Funder Services -- Capital Access, Innovative Practice Groups, and Research & Fact Finding -- connect funders' knowledge of program and community with financial tools and knowledge through NFF's Philosophy, including our "whole enterprise" perspective on finance and Build / Buy Funding MethodSM.

We welcome you to contact us with ideas, questions, and more information about how we can help you and your grantees.