More than 450 funders and philanthropic advisors representing over 200 national, state and regional foundations participate in EOF (formerly known as GIST).

Membership in EOF is free and open to interested funders and philanthropic advisors whose primary activity is grantmaking or who work as a consultant for an EOF member who has referred them to the network. Staff from philanthropic serving organizations and affinity groups are also eligible to join. There are no financial obligations, but grants and voluntary dues are greatly appreciated.

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EOF is grateful for the generous support from the following members:

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Learn more about how our members are addressing economic equity and opportunity, the work they are most proud of and questions they’d like to engage with funder colleagues on.

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Member Q&A with Mekaelia Davis, Surdna Foundation (September 2021)

“We believe in an inclusive economy, where people of color, especially Black, Latinx and Indigenous communities have economic power — from having access to a quality job with a livable wage and humane conditions, to having a voice in the conditions and terms of work, to owning enterprises and employing and investing in people.”

Member Q&A with Nomzana Augustin, World Education Services (WES) Mariam Assefa Fund (June 2021)

 “In our work to improve economic opportunity for immigrants and refugees, a bigger barrier is long-term systemic racism and discrimination, which greatly affects immigrants and communities of color. This leads to xenophobia and exacerbates employment barriers. We’re trying to shine a light on interventions that support individuals and communities facing those obstacles, so they can truly thrive.”


Member Q&A with Omar Woodard, GreenLight Fund (February 2021)

 We need national, statewide, and regional funders to come together to rethink how we address poverty in urban and rural areas—how do we, as philanthropy, nudge policymakers to make lived experience more central to policies?


Member Q&A with Tracy Williams, Omidyar Network (September 2020)

“We’re trying to build something new. There’s been no economic model in our history that worked for everyone—no multi-racial, inclusive economy. There are no playbooks or best practices for what we’re taking on. We’re in it for the long-haul.”

Member Q&A with Jidan Terry-Koon, Director, People, San Francisco Foundation (August 2020)

Building worker power to balance corporate power and the aggregation of wealth has long been an underpinning of our work, and now there’s the political momentum and interest for this to be more explicit.”

Member Q&A with Padmini Parthasarathy, Senior Program Officer, Economic Security, Walter & Elise Haas Fund (May 2020)

“Addressing economic security in the Bay Area is a critical part of helping people thrive, of supporting their wellbeing, and of enabling them to participate in their community.“

Member Q&A with Caitlin Hamood, Program Officer, Stoneman Family Foundations (March 2020)

“Without equitably-raised adequate revenues we cannot have a functional and thriving society. This really touches all other issues we care about as funders. It’s not that every funder needs to fund tax policy but there is an invitation to all funders to look at how tax policy impacts their work and their ability to build a fair society.”

Member Q&A with Pierre Joseph, Program Officer, Solidago Foundation (September 2019)

 “We believe that the people closest to the pain should be closest to the power, and you can’t have political power without economic power.”

Member Q&A with Nicky Goren, President and CEO, Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation (July 2019)

“At Meyer, we believe that philanthropic institutions have a responsibility to understand the history of society—why we are where we are, the role that our institutions have played in that, and how they’ve contributed to the issues that we’re trying to solve.”


Member Q&A with Marcia Egbert, George Gund Foundation(April 2019)

“We believe that it’s our moral responsibility to help drive greater public investment in basic human needs. So, we have prioritized our investments in informed public policy advocacy—lifting the voices of non-profit leaders and their constituents in policy debates at the city, county, state and federal levels.  We think this can have far greater and more lasting benefit than our direct charitable grantmaking.”