ABFE membership is open to philanthropic professionals, nonprofit leaders, individual donors, and sector partners committed to the advancement of Black communities. 


Join the Movement

Be a part of the ABFE community

Join a diverse network of philanthropic and nonprofit leaders, philanthropists, individual donors, and industry partners committed to making substantive impact for Black communities across the country. Membership fees vary by organizational and individual profiles. 

Why Join ABFE?

We're committed to serving as the leading voice in racially equitable philanthropic practices.

Join a network of more than 1,200 organizations and individual philanthropists committed to effective and responsive philanthropy in Black communities. Membership has its rewards and includes access to member-only retreats and convenings, discount pricing for signature events, access to exclusive peer-to-peer funding networks, and professional and leadership development opportunities. 



Events and Convenings
Members are rewarded with priority and discount registration to signature events, including our annual Harambee Conference and Black Women in Philanthropy retreat. Priority registration is reserved for existing members for these events, as well as our regional networking gatherings.
Peer Funder Communities
Our peer funder communities serve as networks for philanthropic colleagues to build and foster relationships that often result in dynamic learning, co-investment, and expanded social and professional opportunities.
Professional and Leadership Development
Take advantage of member-exclusive trainings and capacity-building programs to deepen your learning journey. Our trainings include summits, workshops, and our cohort-based Connecting Leaders Fellowship Program.
Philanthropic Advising Services
Institutional members receive free quarterly previews of our racial equity trainings, workshops, and curriculum offerings.

Advocacy Resources
Stay up to date on the challenges and opportunities in the sector with access to ABFE's resources and publications. Members have access to ABFE's full suite of publications and philanthropic tools to help advocate for racially equitable practices within and outside of their organizations.

Free Job Postings*
We believe in building the Black leadership pipeline in our sector, so we offer our members free access to post jobs on our job board at no additional costs. This offering is reserved for institutional and organizational members only.

"ABFE has stood at the forefront of change, advocating for justice, equity, and the empowerment of Black communities both within the country and across the diaspora.

We are still grappling with the painful legacy of white supremacy, bias, exclusion, and discrimination. ABFE’s mission is not just relevant; it’s desperately needed now more than ever. We must come together as a community, raise our voices, and take meaningful action to address these deeply ingrained issues. Our collective support and commitment to change are essential.” 
-Susan Taylor Batten, President and CEO



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Our membership team is here to help.

Contact our staff with any questions you may have about membership and what level is best for you.