WINGS is an independent global not-for-profit network that brings together associations and support organizations serving philanthropy in more than 50 countries around the world. Together WINGS members represent more than 20,000 grantmakers and social investors worldwide.
Mission & Vision
WINGS is a global network of grantmaker associations and philanthropic support organisations. WINGS strengthens, promotes and provides leadership on the development of philanthropy and social investment around the world. WINGS gives voice to the many cultures of giving and provides its members and other participants with information, knowledge, and peer exchange.
Our vision is of a strong, global philanthropic community that strives to build more equitable and just societies around the world.
The work of WINGS is guided by six central values and principles:
- Peer support and interdependence
- Global perspective
- Inclusiveness and respect for diversity
- Transparency and accountability
The core members of WINGS are networks and associations of grantmakers as well as leading philanthropy support and resource organizations. Together with WINGS, the members are building a wider, more inclusive movement for philanthropy that connects traditional foundations with community foundations, development grantmakers, business and corporate social investors, venture philanthropists, philanthropy advisers and professionals, and private philanthropists.