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Foundations That Tweet


A tip of the hat to Communications Network member Kris Putnam-Walkerly, author of the Philanthropy411 blog and President of Putnam Community Investment Consulting, Inc., for putting together this helpful list (and letting us reprint it) of some 90 foundations — all sizes and types — that  use Twitter as well as individual staff who tweet.

She says she developed this list by:

(1) including foundations and foundation staff I am following or have encountered on Twitter, (2) posting four tweets over one month requesting names of foundations and foundation staff on Twitter (each of which were extensively retweeted), (3) searching for “foundation” on Twitter, and (4) checking Twitter profiles and websites as needed to determine if they are grantmaking foundations.

If you come come across names of other foundations using Twitter, send an email, and we’ll add it to our list.

Foundations on Twitter

  1. Alaska Community Foundation (Anchorage, AK) @AKCommunity
  2. Annie E. Casey Foundation (Baltimore, MD) @AECFNews
  3. Anthony Robbins Foundation (San Diego, CA) @TonyRobbinsFdn
  4. Atlantic Philanthropies (New York, NY) @atlantic
  5. Baltimore Community Foundation (Baltimore, Maryland) @baltcommfdn
  6. Black Card Circle Foundation (Los Angeles, CA) @BCCF
  7. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Seattle, WA) @gatesfoundation
  8. Bridge Builders Community Foundations (Oil City, Pennsylvania) @BBCF
  9. The Broad Foundation (Los Angeles, CA) @BroadFoundation
  10. Carl B & Florence E. King Foundation (Dallas, TX) @kingfoundation
  11. Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (Stanford, CA) @CarnegieFdn
  12. Case Foundation (Washington, DC) @CaseFoundation
  13. Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (Tulsa, OK) @SchustermanFoun
  14. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation (Flint, MI) @mottfoundation
  15. The Cleveland Foundation (Cleveland, OH) @CleveFoundation
  16. Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina (Charleston, SC) @GeorgeStevens
  17. The Columbus Foundation (Columbus, OH) @colsfoundation
  18. The Community Foundation Boulder County (Bolder, CO) @CommFound
  19. Community Foundation for Calderdale (Halifax, UK) @CalderdaleFound
  20. The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo (Buffalo, NY) @CFGB
  21. The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington (Vancouver, WA) @CFSWW
  22. Community Foundation for The Fox Valley Region (Appleton, Wisconsin) @CFFoxValley
  23. The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham (Birmingham, AL) @comfoundbham
  24. Community Foundation of Medicine Hat & Southeastern Alberta (Alberta, Canada) @CFSEA
  25. The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (Nashville, TN) @CFMT
  26. Community Foundation of South East Kansas (Pittsburg, KS) @CFSEK
  27. The Community Foundation of The Lowcountry (Hilton Head Island, SC) @cflowcountry
  28. Crossroads Community Foundation (MetroWest area of Massachusetts) @FFMW
  29. The Dale Jr. Foundation (Mooresville, NC) @tdjf
  30. Dallas Social Venture Partners (Dallas, TX) @SVPDallas
  31. Detroit Foundation (Detroit, MI) @dfoundation
  32. Eychaner Foundation (Des Moines, IA) @eychanerfndn
  33. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (Kansas City, MO) @KauffmanFDN
  34. Flinn Foundation (Phoenix, AZ) @flinnfoundation
  35. GivenGain Foundation (Switzerland) @GivenGain
  36. Grand Rapids Community Foundation (Grand Rapids,MI) @GRCommFound
  37. The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (Cincinnati, OH) @GrCinciFdn
  38. Greater Kansas City Community Foundation (Kansas City, MO) @gkccf
  39. The Greater Saint John Community Foundation (St. John, New Brunswick) @GSJCF
  40. Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice (Venice, FL) @GulfCoastCF
  41. Hawaii Community Foundation (Honolulu, HI) @HCFHawaii
  42. HealthCare Foundation of Greater Kansas City (Kansas City, MO) @hcfgkc
  43. The Hopi Foundation (Kykotsmovi, AZ) @Hopi_Foundation
  44. Horizons Foundation (San Francisco, CA) @horizonsfdn
  45. Jolkona Foundation (Seattle, WA) @jolkona
  46. Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation (Topeka, KS) @KSDentalFound
  47. Kerstner Foundation (El Segundo, CA) @KerstnerFDN
  48. Knight Foundation (Miami, FL) @knightfdn
  49. Lumina Foundation (Indianapolis, IN) @LuminaFound
  50. MacArthur Foundation (Chicago, IL) @MacFound
  51. Micron Foundation (Boise, ID) @MicronGives
  52. Milken Foundation (Santa Monica, CA) @Milken
  53. The Moyer Foundation (Seattle, WA) @MoyerFoundation
  54. Ms Foundation (New York, NY) @msfoundation
  55. NASCAR Foundation (Charlotte, NC) @NASCAR_FDN
  56. New York State Dental Foundation (Albany, NY) @NYSDF
  57. One Star Foundation (Austin, TX) @onestarfdn
  58. Open Society Institute (New York, NY) @OpenSociety
  59. The Orphan Foundation (Southern CA)  @TOF4Orphan
  60. Oshkosh Area Community Foundation (Oshkosh, WI) @OACF
  61. Peery Foundation (Palo Alto, CA)  @davepeery
  62. Pittsburgh Foundation (Pittsburgh, PA) @PittsburghFdn
  63. Pride Foundation (Seattle, WA) @PrideFdn
  64. Rally Foundation (Sandy Springs, GA) @RallyFoundation
  65. Reeve Foundation (Short Hills, NJ) @ReeveFoundation
  66. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Princeton, NJ) @rwjf
  67. The SAFE Foundation (United Kingdom) @SAFEFoundation
  68. Saint Luke’s Foundation (Cleveland, OH) @saintlukesfdn
  69. San Antonio Area Foundation (San Antonio, TX) @SAAFdn
  70. Siemens Foundation (Iselin, NJ) @sfoundation
  71. Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina (Columbia, SC) @SCFSC
  72. Skoll Foundation (Palo Alto, CA) @SkollFoundation
  73. Social Venture Partners Boulder County (Boulder, CO) @SVPBoCo
  74. Social Venture Partners Portland (Portland, OR) @SVPPortland
  75. Social Venture Partners San Diego (San Diego, CA) @SVPSanDiego
  76. Social Venture Partners Seattle (Seattle, WA) @paulshoeSVP
  77. Social Venture Partners Toronto (Toronto, Canada) @SVP_Toronto
  78. Sunlight Foundation (Washington, DC) @SunFoundation
  79. Taproot Foundation (San Francisco, CA) @taprootfound
  80. The UN Foundation (Washington, DC) @unfoundation
  81. The V Foundation (Cary, NC) @TheVFoundation
  82. Venture Philanthropy Partners (Washington, DC) @vppartners
  83. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (Menlo Park, CA) @Hewlett_Found
  84. WK Kellogg Foundation (Battle Creek, MI) @WK_Kellogg_Fdn
  85. The Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis (Memphis, TN) @WFGM_ORG
  86. The Women’s Foundation of California (Oakland, CA) @womensfoundca

And… Foundation Staff on Twitter
Below is a list of some individuals who work at foundations and whose tweets include (but do not necessarily focus on) information about their foundations, nonprofits, and philanthropy.

  1. @broksas (Case Foundation – Senior Vice President, Innovation & Investment)
  2. @cbeddia (Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina – Marketing & Communications Director)
  3. @danieltweetman (The James Irvine Foundation – Director of Communications and Corporate Secretary)
  4. @dkrumlauf (Pierce Family Charitable Foundation – Chief Technologist)
  5. @epbro (William and Flora Hewlett Foundation – Communications Director)
  6. @jacobcharold (William and Flora Hewlett Foundation – Program Officer)
  7. @jasonwagar (Toronto Community Foundation – Donor Services and Marketing Officer)
  8. @jessamynlau (Peery Foundation – Program Leader)
  9. @paultofu (The Cleveland Foundation – Program Officer)
  10. @socialcitizen (Case Foundation – Vice President, Social Innovation)
  11. @stephaniemca (David and Lucile Packard Foundation – Director of Organizational Effectiveness and Directed Grantmaking)
  12. @TinaArnoldi (Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina -Information Technology Officer)

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