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About Government Membership

Government entities are eligible for NCG membership. Government membership is non-transferrable and active for one calendar year. You may arrange to pay on a different fiscal year schedule. NCG is tax exempt under IRS section 501(c)(3). For purposes of completing form 990-PF, all dues in excess of $750 may be reported as a grant rather than as administrative expenses. Payment and documentation may be submitted following your application. 


Government Membership is open to government entities who give up to $100,000 to $25 million annually. Government entities who give more than $25 million, please refer to our Grantmaker Membership page. Government departments from cities, counties, or state government must join as individual departments.

Government Dues

Government Members support NCG through a flat rate annual contribution of $1,500. Your membership is good for one full year. No refund or cancellation is available.


Thank you for your interest in joining the NCG community! You can submit your membership application by answering the questions below. Once you've submitted your information, NCG's membership team will contact you with next steps.

Questions before applying? Reach out the Membership team Arron Jiron and Jamie Cooke.

Primary Contact
Please provide contact information for who should be noted as your organization's primary contact.
Billing Contact
Please provide contact information for who should be noted as your organization's billing contact.
Focus Area

Racial Equity

NCG is committed to advancing racial equity within our organization and throughout our membership. Please help inform our work by answering the following questions. 
Do you provide multi-year general operating support to BIPOC-led organizations?
Do you provide multi-year general operating support to BIPOC-serving organizations?
Have you adjusted your grantmaking priorities/strategies as a consequence of events of the last three years (COVID-19, racial reckoning, climate crisis)?
To what extent does your organization prioritize leveraging public funding?
Does your organization actively engage in public/private partnerships?
To what degree does your organization prioritize racial equity and social justice in investments and operations?

Additional Details for Membership

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Please include an email address for those who should be given access to online member benefits.