In September 1997, the National Center for Family Philanthropy formed in response to growing demand among giving families for a resource and champion for family philanthropy. Since then, we have worked closely with you to help elevate our practice and our field. And now, it’s time to celebrate what we’ve accomplished together.

Join us in marking NCFP’s 20th Anniversary by exploring the evolution of family philanthropy — and looking ahead to its bright future. Over the coming months, we’ll be sharing our story — and offering you the opportunity to contribute your family’s reflections.


To get started, check out NCFP's Interactive History Timeline to learn more about our origins and history. See below for just a few of the hundreds of memories collected from our current and past leaders about NCFP's exciting and evolving history!