EOF 2024 Membership Overview

Economic Opportunity Funders (EOF) is a network of more than 350 national, state, and local level funders working to advance economic equity and opportunity in the United States. Our work is enriched by a range of voices and we eagerly welcome your participation. Our network is free to join and much of our programming is made available at no cost.

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Anyone can join our mailing list, which will provide you with access to our newsletter and updates on EOF activities and events.

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Participate in Our Programming

Our programming varies from month-to-month, but typically includes offerings such as:

To allow for candid discussions and open information sharing, many of our events and learning opportunities are reserved for grantmakers who work for a qualifying philanthropy.

This includes staff from:

  • Private, Independent, and Family Foundations
  • Corporate Foundations and Corporate Responsibility/Giving Programs
  • Community Foundations
  • Health Conversion Foundations
  • Public Charities whose primary activity is grantmaking
  • Operating Foundations 
  • Venture Philanthropy 
  • Donor Advised Funds 
  • Funder Collaboratives or Networks
  • Pooled Funds where some joint decision-making by donors is offered
  • Public Funding Agencies 
  • United Ways that serve the community as a grantmaker

If you are a consultant or advisor who is currently contracted by a qualifying philanthropy, you may qualify to participate as a representative of that institution – please contact Cema Siegel at [email protected] to confirm. Please note EOF is a solicitation-free space, it is understood that philanthropic advisors do not seek new business in EOF forums.

The following do not qualify but can sign up for our newsletter or public programs.

  • Fundraising or development staff. Eligible participants must oversee or manage an organization’s giving programs.
  • Staff from institutions whose primary function is not philanthropic, including those that regrant funds.
  • Staff from grantmaking institutions that only make grants to their members or affiliates. 

Become a Supporting Member

There are no financial obligations to join, but grants and voluntary dues are greatly appreciated. Contributions to EOF help finance meetings, events, and staff support. EOF supporting members provide dues and grants ranging from $1,500 to $100,000 annually.

Supporting members are recognized on our website and in our monthly newsletter and receive free or discounted access to fee-based programming and early access to space-limited activities. Membership is institutional; any number of individuals within the institution receive supporting member benefits. 

Voluntary membership dues are collected annually and calculated on a sliding scale based on the member organizations’ annual grant budgets. However, any level of support is welcome. We invite you to choose the membership rate that feels appropriate for your grantmaking organization, even if it does not correlate with the suggestions below. 

Annual Institutional Grantmaking Budget Suggested Annual Dues
Under $1 million $1,500
Between $1 million to $3 million $2,500
Between $3 million to $5 million $5,000
Between $5 million to $10 million $10,000
Between $10 million to $15 million $15,000
Between $15 million to $25 million $20,000
$25 million + $25,000 +

Thank you to our 2024 Supporting Members! 

  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Blue Shield of California Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • The George Gund Foundation
  • The Kresge Foundation
  • New Economy Initiative
  • Public Welfare Foundation
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Stoneman Family Foundations
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
Become a Supporting Member

Contact Cema Siegel, [email protected] for more information and with any questions.