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

Join the Council to be a part of an active and diverse network of professionals working together for effective, impactful, innovative, and collaborative philanthropy.

Through Council resources and benefits, you'll stay on top of the latest trends and insights in philanthropy. You can address your foundation's unique challenges, magnify your impact, and make connections. Join us to benefit from varying perspectives, lessons learned, and strategies from different foundation types from around the United States and the world!

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 Member

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.

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Associate Members

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

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If you have any questions or need any assistance, contact the Council's membership team at or 703-879-0645.