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.
- BROADEN YOUR KNOWLEDGE: AFN provides a central resource to stay on top of what is happening in the field. Learn about promising strategies, ideas to advance best practices, and the latest key issues, collaborations and emerging innovations through webinars, briefs, convenings and online newsletters.
- ATTEND PEER CONVENINGS: Funders attending our meetings share their intellectual capital to engage in discussion in a neutral forum. Allowing candid conversations among peers with similar and opposing views, these discussions raise the visibility of and funding for activities that expand access to financial opportunities and strengthen communities.
- EXPAND YOUR PROFESSIONAL NETWORK: AFN regional and national convenings attract funders across philanthropic sectors and regions. Because philanthropic strategies advancing and sustaining greater economic security and upward mobility increase impact, funders from a variety of disciplines, including those focused on immigration, health, early childhood education, workforce/economic development or higher education, engage in AFN ’s programs.
- CONNECT TO A NATIONAL NETWORK: Philanthropic investments, when connected through a framework of asset building, bring greater impact and are more sustainable. Whether virtually or in-person, AFN offers ways to connect Members from across the country to a national network. The power of combined grantmaking efforts of AFN members remind us that together we are more powerful than poverty.
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?
How do I renew my AFN membership?
What is the duration of my membership?
Membership lasts 12-months from date the application and payment are received.