Quaker & Other Links

American Council on Gift Annuities – The American Council on Gift Annuities promotes responsible philanthropy through actuarially sound gift annuity rate recommendations and the advocacy of appropriate consumer protection. Friends Fiduciary offers Charitable Gift Annuities using the rates recommended by the ACGA.

American Friends Service Committee – A practical expression of the faith of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), the AFSC carries out service, development, social justice, and peace programs throughout the world.

Friends Center Corporation – Friends Center is home to a number of Quaker organizations and has been awarded Platinum Certification, the highest level of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Friends Committee on National Legislation – FCNL fields the largest team of registered peace lobbyists in Washington, DC. Founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), FCNL staff and volunteers work to advocate social and economic justice, peace, and good government.

Friends Council on Education – Promotes the theory and practice of Quaker education, supports Friends schools (PreK-12) in maintaining their values-based learning environments, and provides a professional development network for educational issues, philosophy and practice in Friends schools.

Friends Funding Directory – A guide to the grant funds of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, as well as to other funds that might support projects and needs of PYM members and meetings.

Friends General Conference – A nationwide organization primarily serving affiliated Yearly and Monthly Meetings in the unprogrammed tradition of the Religious Society of Friends

Friends Services for the Aging – An association of Quaker organizations that provide services to older adults in California, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas – The purpose of the Friends World Committee for Consultation is to encourage fellowship among all the branches of the Religious Society of Friends. In the Americas, the Quaker community extends from the Arctic to the Andes, spanning a rich diversity of regional cultures, beliefs and styles of worship. FWCC Section of the Americas offers programs that unite Friends across the hemisphere through Spirit-led fellowship.

Friends United Meeting – A cooperative program of 27 Friends Yearly Meetings in Canada, Cuba, Jamaica, Kenya, and the United States, Friends United Meeting includes both unprogrammed and pastoral Friends Meetings

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility – For 38 years ICCR has been a leader of the corporate social responsibility movement. Friends Fiduciary is a one of 275 faith-based institutional investors who each year press companies to be socially and environmentally responsible and who sponsor over 200 shareholder resolutions on major social and environmental issues.

Investor Network on Climate Risk – A network of institutional investors and financial institutions, INCR promotes better understanding of the financial risks and investment opportunities posed by climate change. Friends Fiduciary is one of more than 80 members, including asset managers, state and city treasurers and comptrollers, public and labor pension funds, and foundations.

Quaker United Nations Office – The QUNO offices in New York and Geneva serve as a Quaker presence at the United Nations, representing Friends concerns at the international level. Under the auspices of the Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC), the Quaker United Nations Offices build contacts with government missions and UN staff, attend relevant UN meetings, collaborate with other non-governmental organizations, and make oral and written presentations to UN meetings when called upon.