Council Membership

Since 1949, the Council on Foundations has worked tirelessly to amplify, strengthen, and advocate for the philanthropic sector.

Investing in Council membership gives you access to an active and diverse network of leaders, who like you, care deeply about the world around them. We understand philanthropy is hard work and requires the right tools, knowledge, and network to maximize your impact. 

Whether your organization is well established or new, the Council offers a broad range of support and resources for your individual needs. Our responsive and knowledgeable team will help you achieve your goals, advance your mission, and magnify your impact.

We offer two levels of membership:

Full Voting Members — Foundations, corporations, and philanthropic entities whose primary function and activity is charitable grantmaking are eligible to become voting members of the Council. Private operating foundations are also included in this category. Voting members may be U.S. or non-U.S. organizations, and may include community foundations and other similar publicly-funded organizations, private foundations, and corporate giving programs. Review your organization's eligiblity for voting membership

Associate Members — Philanthropic support entities, businesses, consultants and individuals that are engaged in the professional business of serving foundations, corporations or other philanthropic entities are eligible to become non-voting associate members. Individuals who have previously served the Council as board members, volunteers, or in some other similar capacity and are not currently affiliated with any organization eligible for Council membership, but who wish to continue to support the mission of the Council may also be considered for associate membership. Associate members may be non-profit or for-profit entities. Review your organization's eligiblity for associate membership