Membership FAQ

Who is eligible to become a member?

Independent, Family, Community, Public, Operating and Corporate Foundations, Venture Philanthropies, Corporate Giving Programs, United Ways, Public Funding Agencies, Credit Unions, Community Development Finanacial Institutions are all eligible for AFN memberships.  

 

What are the benefits of AFN Membership?

Networking and education allow us to reinforce and expand our field. Innovative and promising approaches are shared by members promoting both scale and effectiveness while also increasing financial security opportunities for individuals and working families. The power of combined grantmaking efforts of AFN members – from education and housing, to financial and integrated services, to job creation and workforce development – reminds us that together we are more powerful than poverty.

Through membership, innovative and promising approaches are shared, promoting both scale and effectiveness while also increasing financial security opportunities for individuals and working families.

 

What are AFN's membership fees?

Based on the institution’s total current-year grants budget: 

$1,000:    Current Grants Budget up to $1 million
$2,000:    Current Grants Budget is between $1 million and $3 million
$3,500:    Current Grants Budget is between $3 million and $10 million
$5,000:    Current Grants Budget is between $10 million to $49.9 million
$10,000:  Current Grants Budget is $50 million or more

 

How does my grantmaking institution apply for AFN membership?

Institutions interested in AFN Membership may fill out our membership application form, or please contact us for assistance.  

 

How do I renew my AFN membership?

Institutions interested in renewing AFN Membership may fill out our membership renewal form, or please contact us for assistance.  

 

What is the duration of my membership?

Membership lasts 12-months from date the application and payment are received.