August 6, 2009

99 foundations that actively use Twitter

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Beth Kanter this week cited 10 examples of thought leadership from foundations:


And the Philanthropy411 Blog listed 90 foundations that tweet (and foundation staffers who tweet), along with a Google spreadsheet showing how many people they’re following and how many followers they have, as well as additional notes. Together with the comments on the Philanthropy411 blog, here is an updated list of:

99 foundations that actively use Twitter


  • Alexander Abraham Foundation (New York, NY) @aabrahamfound
  • All for Africa (New York, NY) @allforafrica
  • American Heritage Education Foundation (Houston, TX) @ahefoundation
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation (Baltimore, MD) @AnnieECaseyFndn
  • Armstrong County Community Foundation (Kittanning, PA) @ACCF
  • Atlantic Philanthropies (New York, NY) @atlantic
  • Australian Cancer Research Foundation (Sydney, Australia) @Cancer_Research
  • Baltimore Community Foundation (Baltimore, Maryland) @baltcommfdn
  • Black Card Circle Foundation (Los Angeles, CA) @BCCF
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Seattle, WA) @gatesfoundation
  • Bridge Builders Community Foundations (Oil City, Pennsylvania) @BBCF
  • Broad Foundation (Los Angeles, CA) @BroadFoundation
  • Carl B & Florence E. King Foundation (Dallas, TX) @kingfoundation
  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (Stanford, CA) @CarnegieFdn
  • Case Foundation (Washington, DC) @CaseFoundation
  • Catharine Bufalino of African Services Committee (New York, NY) @cbufalino
  • Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (Tulsa, OK) @clsff
  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation (Flint, MI) @mottfoundation
  • Chicago Community Trust (Chicago, IL) @chicagopolkadot
  • Chicago Foundation for Women (Chicago, IL) @ChiFdn4Women
  • Cleveland Foundation (Cleveland, OH) @CleveFoundation
  • Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina (Charleston, SC) @GeorgeStevens
  • Columbus Foundation (Columbus, OH) @colsfoundation
  • Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo (Buffalo, NY) @CFGB
  • Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties (West Palm Beach, FL) @JCVukusich
  • Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (Detroit, MI) @cfsem
  • Community Foundation for Southwest Washington (Vancouver, WA) @CFSWW
  • Community Foundation for The Fox Valley Region (Appleton, Wisconsin) @CFFoxValley
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham (Birmingham, AL) @comfoundbham
  • Community Foundation of Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL) @CFJacksonville
  • Community Foundation of Medicine Hat & Southeastern Alberta (Alberta, Canada) @CFMH
  • Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (Nashville, TN) @CFMT
  • Community Foundation of Sarasota County (Sarasota, FL) @NonprofitSRQ
  • Community Foundation of South East Kansas (Pittsburg, KS) @CFSEK
  • The Community Foundation of The Lowcountry (Hilton Head Island, SC) @denisekspencer (no longer active)
  • The Dale Jr. Foundation (Mooresville, NC) @tdjf
  • Dallas Social Venture Partners (Dallas, TX) @DallasSVP
  • Detroit Foundation (Detroit, MI) @dfoundation
  • Eychaner Foundation (Des Moines, IA) @eychanerfndn
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (Kansas City, MO) @KauffmanFDN
  • Flinn Foundation (Phoenix, AZ) @biozonanews
  • Foundation for MetroWest (MetroWest area of Massachusetts) @FFMW
  • Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation (Morristown, NJ)  @grdodge
  • GivenGain Foundation (Switzerland) @GivenGain
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation (Grand Rapids,MI) @GRCommFound
  • The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (Cincinnati, OH) @GrCinciFdn
  • Greater Kansas City Community Foundation (Kansas City, MO) @gkccf
  • Greater Saint John Community Foundation (St. John, New Brunswick) @GSJCF
  • Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice (Venice, FL) @GulfCoastCF
  • Hawaii Community Foundation (Honolulu, HI) @HCFHawaii
  • HealthCare Foundation of Greater Kansas City (Kansas City, MO) @HCF4KC
  • Hopi Foundation (Kykotsmovi, AZ) @Hopi_Foundation
  • Horizons Foundation (San Francisco, CA) @horizonsfdn
  • Jolkona Foundation (Seattle, WA) @jolkona
  • Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation (Topeka, KS) @KSDentalFound
  • Kerstner Foundation (El Segundo, CA) @KerstnerFDN
  • Knight Foundation (Miami, FL) @knightfdn
  • Liz Logelin Foundation (Los Angeles, CA) @mattlogelin
  • MacArthur Foundation (Chicago, IL) @MacFound
  • Micron Foundation (Boise, ID) @Micron_Giving
  • Milken Foundation (Santa Monica, CA) @Milken
  • Minnesota Community Foundation and The Saint Paul Foundation (St. Paul, MN) @TwoFoundations
  • Moyer Foundation (Seattle, WA) @MoyerFoundation
  • Ms Foundation (New York, NY) @outrageousacts
  • NASCAR Foundation (Charlotte, NC) @NASCAR_Foundat
  • New Profit Inc. (philanthropic org. in Cambridge, MA) @newprofit
  • New York State Dental Foundation (Albany, NY) @NYSDF
  • One Star Foundation (Austin, TX) @onestarfdn
  • Open Society Institute (New York, NY) @OpenSociety
  • Orphan Foundation (Southern CA)  @TOF4Orphan
  • Oshkosh Area Community Foundation (Oshkosh, WI) @OACF
  • Overbrook Foundation (New York, NY) @elzbthmllr
  • Peery Foundation (Palo Alto, CA)  @davepeery
  • Pittsburgh Foundation (Pittsburgh, PA) @PittsburghFdn
  • PMI Educational Foundation (Newtown Square, PA) @pmief
  • Pride Foundation (Seattle, WA) @PrideFdn
  • Rally Foundation (Sandy Springs, GA) @RallyFoundation
  • Reeve Foundation (Short Hills, NJ) @ReeveFoundation
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Princeton, NJ) @rwjf
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Media Center (Princeton, NJ) @RWJF_mediacntr
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pioneer Portfolio (Princeton, NJ) @pioneerrwjf
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Public Health Portfolio (Princeton, NJ) @publichealthrwjf (no longer active)
  • SAFE Foundation (United Kingdom) @SAFEFoundation
  • Saint Luke’s Foundation (Cleveland, OH) @saintlukesfdn
  • San Antonio Area Foundation (San Antonio, TX) @SAAFdn
  • Siemens Foundation (Iselin, NJ) @sfoundation
  • Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina (Columbia, SC) @SCFSC
  • Skillman Foundation (Detroit, MI) @skillmanfound
  • Skoll Foundation (Palo Alto, CA) @SkollFoundation
  • Social Venture Partners Boulder County (Boulder, CO) @svpboulder
  • Social Venture Partners Delaware (Wilmington, DE) @SVPDE
  • Social Venture Partners Portland (Portland, OR) @SVPPortland
  • Social Venture Partners San Diego (San Diego, CA) @SVPSanDiego
  • Social Venture Partners Seattle (Seattle, WA) @paulshoeSVP
  • Social Venture Partners Toronto (Toronto, Canada) @SVP_Toronto
  • Sunlight Foundation (Washington, DC) @SunFoundation
  • Taproot Foundation (San Francisco, CA) @taprootfound
  • United Nations Foundation (Washington, DC) @unfoundation
  • V Foundation (Cary, NC) @TheVFoundation
  • Venture Philanthropy Partners (Washington, DC) @vppartners
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (Menlo Park, CA) @Hewlett_Found
  • WK Kellogg Foundation (Battle Creek, MI) @WK_Kellogg_Fdn
  • Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis (Memphis, TN) @WFGM_ORG
  • Women’s Foundation of California (San Francisco, CA) @womensfoundca
  • Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County (Columbia, MD) @WGCHowardCounty

Thanks to Philanthropy411 for compiling the list!

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