Be intersectional. Whether you invest in employment, education, housing, health, or something else, join grantmakers that use all sorts of mechanisms to seed change.
Be engaged. Connect with peers for frank discussions about solutions. Learn from pioneers and leverage partnerships with national innovators, researchers, and policymakers.
Be innovative. Gather smart strategies and share promising programs to replicate in the private and public sectors. Ground your grantmaking locally by actively participating in—or helping to start—an AFN chapter in your region.
Connect to a powerful national network
Join veteran practitioners, sought-after experts, and newcomers with fresh perspectives. Be on the cutting edge of the sector that is changing the reality of our nation’s low and middle income families.
Expand your network at events
Connect with people from near and far at events that shift your thinking and up your impact. Share intellectual capital and foment new relationships at regional meetings and national conferences planned precisely for connection-building.
Broaden your knowledge base
Be the first to inform your grantmaking with the latest research on solutions from the field. Dig into AFN’s online resource library; it’s loaded with research briefs, presentations, and members-only materials and webinars.
Multiply your impact locally
Harness the power in your own community by joining an existing AFN Regional Chapter or starting a new one. Combine forces with colleagues to leverage your giving. Surround yourself with professionals like you that are committed to changing lives.
““I joined AFN because of the folks at the table and the quality of learning. I stay because the funders involved are from groups outside of my regular circle including financial institutions, corporations, utility companies, and more. We are all part of a bigger-picture movement that is gaining momentum toward achieving asset security for all.”
Laura Duty | The Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation
Ways to Support
For grantmakers of all sizes and strategies, with membership fees that correspond to the institution’s current year grants budget.
For national entities who are willing and able to make larger or multi-year financial contributions to AFN’s work.
For grantmakers who support dedicated work in a region; fees are set locally by each chapter.
For sponsors of AFN’s National Grantmaker Conference, held in a new locale every two years. Next up: Spring 2022.