Corporate Grantmakers include corporate foundations and corporate giving programs that are funded by companies as separate legal entities.

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Member Benefits

Our corporate grantmaker members value these membership benefits and services most:

Networking & Connecting
Direct access to the Council’s network of corporate leaders and peers across the sector through the Philanthropy Exchange.
Legal Matters
Legal Matters workshops tailored to meet the needs of corporate grantmakers, addressing topics like self-dealing and corporate giving programs.
Professional Development
Opportunities to profile your company to philanthropic peers at Council events, including conferences, summits and convenings.
Country Notes
Access to Country Notes, our enhanced global regulatory resources guide to cross-border grantmaking.
Mastering Foundation Law
Free access to our regularly expanded Legal Compendium. Chapters specific to corporate grantmakers include: Legal Considerations for Corporate Foundations and Fiscal Sponsorship.

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Membership Contribution

Corporate Grantmakers self-report annual grantmaking from their most recent completed fiscal year to determine their annual Council membership contribution.

Grantmaking Annual Contribution
$249,999 & under $3,000
$250,000-$2,499,999 $5,000
$2,500,000-$9,999,999 $10,000
$10,000,000-$24,999,999 $15,000
$25,000,000-$49,999,999 $20,000
$50,000,000 & over $25,000

For more information about Council policies and member eligibility, please reference our Membership Policy.

If you do not want to use our online application system to join, you can download and complete the pdf membership application for Corporate Grantmaker Members.

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