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Together, let's advance philanthropy and advance the common good!

The Council exists to expand, enhance, and sustain the work of the philanthropic field and to ensure that policymakers understand the important role that the field plays in advancing society.

As a member of the philanthropic community, you use every opportunity to advance your own mission, to develop impactful programs, and to maximize your value to the public. The Council works with philanthropic organizations every day to meet these tough challenges, and we want to work with you too.

  • Help us protect charitable giving and promote the value of philanthropy at home and abroad.
  • Let the Council on Foundations be your partner.
  • Join the Council on Foundations for access to specialized services, trusted connections, and innovative tools.

Check out this brief video to hear from some members and colleagues in the field about the work we do:

Whether your foundation is well established or new, the Council offers a broad range of support and resources. Our responsive, knowledgeable staff will help you achieve your goals and carry out your mission.

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FULL/VOTING MEMBERS are foundations, corporations or philanthropic entities whose primary function and activity is charitable grantmaking. Join the Council online or download the pdf membership form.

*The member's governance structure is independent of government control or created by tribal law.

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Associate Members

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS are philanthropic support entities, businesses, consultants, or individuals that serve foundations, corporations, or philanthropic entitiesJoin online as an associate member now or download the pdf membership form.

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