Becoming a Member
- Private grantmaking foundations
- Private operating foundations endowed to operate programs and award grants determined by donor or governing body
- Community foundations subsidized by endowments and broad group of contributors
- Corporate foundations
- Corporations with a grantmaking program or organized giving program
- Public foundations, charities or government entities whose principal purpose is grantmaking.
- If organization is both grantmaking and grantseeking, membership eligibility is contingent upon the GRANTMAKERS of Oregon and Southwest Washington‘s Board of Directors determination of the following:
- 1. Grantmaking is primary to its mission
- Organized Giving Circles with a grantmaking program
- Individuals with donor advised funds
- Any trust company or bank that manages charitable funds, trusts, or foundations that make grants for charitable purposes
- 2. They operate a competitive grant program
- 3. They support multiple qualified charitable organizations
- Retired Grantmakers who are not active as independent consultants to grantmaking organizations (independent consultants may attend programs at the request of a member organization)
- Individuals living in Oregon or southwest Washington who are active members of eligible grantmaking organizations that make grants outside Oregon and southwest Washington.
- Affinity groups recognized by the Council on Foundations
- Emerging members — individuals, groups of individuals, companies, and other potential members who are exploring the formalization of a grantmaking program (maximum two year associate membership)
Please Note - Discount: Members with offices located fifty miles or more outside the Portland metropolitan area may take a 25% discount. Government entities receive a 50% discount and dues capped at $3000.