Who Can Join

Gateway Center for Giving offers two types of membership, full and associate. Full Members are philanthropic organizations that make charitable contributions to multiple 501(c)3 nonprofits. Associate Members are professional advisors and consultants whose primary business activity is to support grantmaking and nonprofit service delivery. Members join as an organization, and each of their representatives involved in grantmaking or supporting grantmakers are welcome to attend events and use GCG's services.

While each of their missions is unique, our Members are united by a desire to increase the effectiveness of their charitable giving, and they look to GCG for programs, information, and research to help them create a positive impact.

Organizations eligible for full membership include:

  • Community Foundations
  • Corporate Foundations
  • Donor-Advised Funds
  • Family Foundations
  • Federated Funds
  • Giving Circles
  • Private Foundations
  • Public Religious Charities
  • Publicly Funded or Tax-Supported Grantmakers

Organizations typically eligible for associate membership include:

  • Regional Partners
  • Consultants
  • Advisors
  • Estate Planners
  • Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs)

To see a list of your peers who are already GCG Members, click here.