How To Engage

FORA membership is open to funders - foundations, investors, individuals, collaboratives, family offices, organizations, and regrantors - that make charitable contributions and/or investments as their predominant activity.

FORA membership is also open to regional and affinity networks that support learning and collaboration amongst funders that make charitable contributions and/or investments as their predominant activity. Organizational representatives should be from executive or program teams, not development teams.

FORA members agree to:

  • Support FORA’s mission, vision, funding philosophy, five-year goal, and opportunity statement
  • Leverage their organizational expertise, strategies, and resources
  • Share relevant funding priorities and strategies, grants, investments, and topical knowledge
  • Move beyond individual strategies and embrace collective goals
  • Contribute financially to aligned grants, investments, pooled funding, and strategic initiatives
  • Learn from others, work toward coordinated strategies, and share progress
  • Participate in network-wide calls, meetings, and convenings
  • Engage with a welcoming, inclusive, curious spirit that honors our differences
  • Operate with respect, kindness, and an orientation towards solutions, assuming good intentions and giving the benefit of the doubt
  • Agree to the operational values of the Global Alliance for the Future of Food

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