Membership Dues - Grantmakers

Grantmaker dues are equivalent of 0.002548 of the average total grant dollars directly managed by the organization for the previous two completed fiscal years. Refer to the chart on the Grantmaker Member Application for instructions.


If total annual grants are $350,000 or less, annual dues are $850.


  • If total annual grants are $9 million or more, annual dues are $28,600.
  • If assets are $1 billion or more, annual dues are $30,250.

Special Dues Categories

  • Community foundations located outside of the metro-Chicago area of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, and Will counties: $425 per year.
  • Donor-advised funds: $275 per year.
  • Individual grantmakers: $550 per year.
  • Introductory rate for newly established private foundations which have not yet awarded grants: $650 per year for the first two years.

To join, download, fill out, and return this PDF form with payment.