Philanthropic

Purpose

To form a network of donors, foundations and non-profits dedicated to engaging in effective and responsive philanthropy in Black communities and to equip the member network with the tools and information to address the complex issues facing Black communities. ABFE members gain greater knowledge, leadership skills, networks and decision-making power to serve as strong advocates for Black communities.

Eligibility

Philanthropic Institutional membership is open to grantmaking entities, including: private foundations, community foundations, corporate giving programs, United Way organizations, donor advised funds and giving circles. Benefits are available for current staff, trustees, or donors (up to 7 representatives).

Philanthropic Individual membership is open to individuals affiliated as staff, trustees or donors with grantmaking entities, including: private foundations, community foundations, corporate giving programs, United Way organizations, donor advised funds and giving circles.

Benefits

ABFE’s membership offers many valuable benefits, granting access to:

  • Knowledge resources;
  • Professional development;
  • Discounts and early registration;
  • Exclusive networking convenings; Management assistance;
  • Free job postings on abfe.org (Institutional Members only);
  • Leadership and advocacy opportunities; and
  • Brand awareness options for increased visibility.

Annual Fees

Annual fees for membership in the Philanthropic category are either for an individual or for an institution based on endowment size or operating budget using the following scale:

Fee

Criteria

$2,500 endowment less than $150M or operating budget less than $7.5M
$5,000 endowment of $150M to $499M or operating budget of $7.5M to $24.9M
$10,000 endowment of $500M and above or operating budget of $25M and above
$200 Individual

 

How to Join

To join or renew by credit card, click here. If you would like to pay by check, have any questions or would like more information regarding ABFE membership, please contact Natalie Diaz, Membership Coordinator, at (646) 237-4088 or ndiaz@abfe.org.