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About Grantmaker Membership

Grantmaker Memberships are organization-wide: your entire staff and board receive member privileges. Membership is 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. 


Grantmaker Membership is open to organizations or individuals who give at least $25,000 annually. In addition, the grantmaking program must be the most significant part of the applicant’s activities. Grantmaker categories include: 

  • Community Foundation 
  • Corporate Contributions Program 
  • Corporate Foundation 
  • Donor Advised Fund 
  • Family Foundation 
  • Federated Fund 
  • Funder Network/Collaborative 
  • Giving Circle 
  • Grantmaking 501(c)4 
  • Individual Donor 
  • Operating Foundation 
  • Philanthropy Advisory Services 
  • Private/Independent Foundation 
  • Public Charity 

Grantmaker Dues

Grantmaker Members support NCG through annual contributions based upon their annual grantmaking amount, averaged from the past three years. Your membership is good for one full year. No refund or cancellation is available. 

Annual Grantmaking

(Prior 3-year Avg)

Annual Dues
Up to $250,000 $750
$250,001 - $500,000 $1,000
$500,001 - $1M $1,500
$1,000,001 - $1.25M $2,500
$1,250,001 - $1.5M $3,500
$1,500,001 - $2M $4,500
$2,000,001 - $3M $6,000
$3,000,001 - $5M $8,000
$5,000,001 - $7M $12,000
$7,000,001 - $10M $15,000
$10,000,001 - $20M $18,000
$20,000,001 - $30M $20,500
$30,000,001 - $40M $22,000
$40,000,001 - $50M $23,000
$50,000,001 - $60M $24,000
$60,000,001 - $80M $25,000
$80,000,001 - $100M $28,000
Over $100M $40,000


**If you or your organization are located outside of the Northern California region, or have limited staff in the region, please contact us for a discussion about your dues.  


Grantmaker Application

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 you submit your application? Contact NCG's Membership Team: 



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