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What clients say about us

“Access Philanthropy provided our development staff with a customized workshop to familiarize us with a variety of national foundations. It was extremely useful in helping us think strategically as we expand our grantseeking efforts to include more regional and national funders.”

—Jill Schoer, VP of Development, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
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We love to help emerging nonprofits

Running a nonprofit is full of challenges—many of them costly. Access Philanthropy Charities (APC), the nonprofit arm of Access Philanthropy, Inc., offers promising organizations the support they need to succeed. 

We provide free technical, fundraising and financial services to nonprofits whose missions and work we strongly believe in. Access Philanthropy does not make grants. But we do provide other kinds of support:

Pro bono assistance. We can help you identify prospective funders, write grants and create an infrastructure for growth. We can also connect you with foundations, businesses and other funders searching for the right partners to support.

Fiscal representation. Nonprofit registration paperwork can take a while to be processed. While you wait, we can take fiscal responsibility for your emerging organization and receive and distribute funds on your behalf. For established organizations, we can provide general financial guidance.

Database. Discover new funding prospects quickly and affordably. We keep detailed profiles of more than 3,100 local, regional, national and international funders. Explore funders from every state on every topic: arts, health, education, youth, international, environment and more.

Is your organization a good candidate for our charitable help?

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Contributions to our Charitable Clients can be made here


Past and Current APC beneficiaries include:

  • Eco Education
  • New Native Theatre
  • Unprison Project
  • Asian American Organizing Project
  • CAYU (Conquering AIDS for Youth and the Underserved), Kenya
  • Unseen Ghost Brigade/Closing Eye Studios
  • Nari Jibon, Bangladesh
  • Goldin Institute, Chicago
  • Minnesota Legislative Caucus on Children & Families
  • Youthprise
  • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
  • Living at Home Network Minnesota
  • Mixed Blood Theater