Our mission and successful programs have inspired more than $25 million in private donations, $25 million in public support, and $25 million from our community partners. Our unique public-private-partner funding structure allows us to leverage our private donations with funding from AmeriCorps and Partner Organizations to generate a huge social return on investment.

  • A $4,000 investment in an Ally, for example, generates more than $32,000 in service for the community.
  •  That same $4,000 investment leverages federal funding that allows a nonprofit organization in your community to save almost $20,000 from what it would cost them to do the project without Public Allies support.
  • The long-term return comes from the continued leadership of our alumni as they continue to work to improve their communities for years to come.
  • Public Allies is grateful for the many donors who have supported us to change the face and practice of leadership by developing more than 3,000 young leaders and promoting leadership practices that our communities need.

  • Public Allies Investors Since 1992
    (Includes grants made to local Public Allies programs)


Atlantic Philanthropies  
Helen Bader Foundation
Cisco Systems   
Fannie Mae Foundation
Ford Foundation
William C. Graustein
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The John D. & Catherine T.  MacArthur Foundation
Microsoft Corporation
Omidyar Foundation
Procter & Gamble Corporation
Rockefeller Brothers
Surdna Foundation
Woodcock Foundation

Top Allies

ABC/Capital Cities

ABN/Amro (LaSalle Bank)

Advanta Foundation
Amoco Foundation

Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
Badger Meter, Inc
Bank of America
Bank One
Booth Ferris Foundation

Brico Fund
Butler Family Fund
Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
California Endowment
California Wellness Foundation
Carnegie Corp. of NY

Castellini Family Foundation
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Charles Young
Chicago Community Trust

Community Foundation of Greater New Haven
Community Technology Foundation of CA
Arie & Ida Crown Memorial

Daniels Fund

Deutsche Bank
DeWitt Wallace
Discover Bank

Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
Duke Power
Duke University
DuPont Company

Echoing Green
Empowerment Corporation
Entertainment Industry Foundation
First 5 California Public Education Team
Firstar Milwaukee Foundation/US Bank
Forrest County Potawatomi Community Foundation
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation

Fund for the City of New York

David Geffen Foundation

The Gill Foundation
Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Haas Foundation

Luke B. Hancock Foundation
Harnischfeger Industries Foundation
Harris Bank Foundation

William Randolph Hearst Foundation

Richard & Ethel Herzfeld Foundation

Honkamp Family Foundation

Inbusch Foundation
Intel Foundation

Henry Jackson Foundation
Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation
Jones Foundation
Joyce Foundation
JP Morgan
Mayer & Morris Kaplan Family Foundation

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Knight Foundation

Laffey-McHugh Foundation

Levi Strauss & Co.
Longwood Foundation

Henry Luce Foundation
Marquette Medical Foundation
Mayerson Foundation

MBNA America

Faye McBeath Foundation
Mead Family Foundation
Meyer Foundation
Miller Brewing Company

New York Community Trust
Northern California Grantmakers
Northwestern Mutual Life Foundation
Open Society

David & Lucile Packard Foundation

Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
John Pepper
Daniel & Susan Pfau Foundation
Albert Pick, Jr. Fund

Pinkerton Foundation
Points of Light Foundation
Polk Bros. Foundation
Private Industry Council
Public Welfare Foundation

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Rockefelller Foundation

Jack & Lucile Rosenberg
Sallie Mae
Sara Lee Foundation
Murray & Agnes Seasongood Foundation
Louise Taft Semple

Smart Family Foundation

A.O. Smith Foundation

Sobrato Family Foundation
The Otho S.A. Sprague Memorial Institute
Steans Family Foundation

Sidney Stern Memorial Trust
Times Mirror Foundation
Tow Foundation
Triangle Community Foundation
University of Delaware

Van Ameringen Foundation
Wachovia Foundation, Inc.

D. Michael Warner Foundation
Weingart Foundation
Welfare Foundation
WGN-TV Children's Charities
William Blair & Company
William Randolph Hearst Foundation
Wilmington Trust Company
Wisconsin Energy Foundation
Woods Fund of Chicago
William T. Grant Foundation

Government Sources

Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps)

City of Cincinnati,   Dept. of Neighborhood Services
City of San Jose
City of San Jose BEST
City of Wilmington CDBG
Delaware Dept. of Health & Social Services
Delaware Dept. of Labor
State of California
US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development


 Public Allies is the premier pipeline for developing diverse young nonprofit and community leaders, and a nationally recognized source for effective leadership approaches that are right for our changing times

A donation to Public Allies is an investment in community-wide social impact.