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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 and to government entities that give more than $25 million. 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 average) 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



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.
Organization Type
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

One file only.
100 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, eps, tif, pict, psd, txt, rtf, html, odf, pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx, xml, avi, mov, mp3, mp4, ogg, wav, bz2, dmg, gz, jar, rar, sit, svg, tar, zip.
Please include an email address for those who should be given access to online member benefits.
Please select your annual grantmaking average over the past three years
Are you interested in sponsoring NCG signature programs?
By submitting this form, I certify that my organization meets the eligibility criteria for NCG membership as a grantmaking organization. The prior year grantmaking information here is correct to the best of my knowledge. I acknowledge that solicitation is strictly prohibited at NCG events.