Are you looking to deepen your knowledge, forge connections and expand your professional network?

Are you hoping to increase the impact of your grantmaking, share best strategies, and find opportunities for meaningful collaboration?

Become a member of The Funders Network (TFN) and your organization will join more than 130 foundations across the U.S. and Canada committed to creating communities and regions that are sustainable, prosperous and equitable.

Membership in TFN provides valuable access to knowledge, relationships and impact.

As a mission-driven membership organization, TFN delivers a range of member services, supports issue- and place-based funder collaboratives and working groups, cultivates key partnerships, and provides funders with opportunities to strengthen their skills as leaders in the sector. For more information on the work we do, and why we do it, visit our About TFN page.

Membership Eligibility

Membership in TFN is open to all foundations, giving programs, philanthropy serving organizations, intermediaries, units of local government, regional associations of grantmakers and funder collaboratives.

To be eligible, your organization should primarily act as a grantmaker, not as a grantseeker.

Membership Benefits

TFN strives to provide our members with the tools, connections, partnerships and resources they need to inform and strengthen their grantmaking. TFN members have the opportunity to:

  • Access preferred attendance and discounted registration rates for TFN networking events and meetings, including our TFN Annual Conference.
  • Access TFN’s Member Portal, a peer-to-peer platform featuring a searchable Funder Directory, an Event Resources library of recordings and learning materials, and options to update your individual TFN funder profile and program affiliations.
  • Increase their knowledge of a broad suite of issues tied to environmental sustainability, economic prosperity, and diversity, equity and inclusion, through our funders-only webinars and peer learning calls.
  • Remain up to date on the challenges and opportunities shaping philanthropy through our newsletters, publications and other informational resources produced by TFN.
  • Share stories about your organization’s grantmaking impact, areas of focus and lessons learned through TFN digital and print publications, as well as share news of new hires, promotions and job opportunities through our communications channels.
  • Deepen your professional network and connect with your peers across the sector to foster collaboration, troubleshoot challenges and share best strategies.
  • Hone your leadership skills by volunteering on steering committees and advisory boards, leading or participating in TFN funders-only webinars, and developing unique session ideas and presentations for our TFN Annual Conference and working group meetings.

Membership At a Glance

Learn more about TFN’s membership benefits, signature programs and the key principles and strategies guiding our work..

Download: Membership at a Glance

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Learn more about our membership contribution categories and access our online membership applications below. Member organizations across all categories are considered full TFN voting members and enjoy the same membership benefits.


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If you’d like more information on how to join The Funders Network, or would like to sign up for TFN newsletters and other communications, please contact Navita Persaud, Director, Member Services, at or (305) 667-6350 ext. 211.