Join GWP

GWP membership is open to institutional grantmakers of all types – family foundations,  independent foundations, community foundations, corporate grantmakers and other organizations that carry out grantmaking as part of meeting their mission.  Our members are clustered in the ten counties of Southwestern Pennsylvania, but we welcome members located at a distance and hope to help connect funders across the Commonwealth.

Members at a distance are eligible for partial discount on their dues based on their location. 

  • Funders in Allegheny County pay the calculated amount in full.
  • Funders located in the Collar County Region* pay 75% of the calculated dues amount. 
  • Funders located outside of the Ten County Region (Allegheny plus the nine collar counties) pay the basic membership level amount.

*The Collar County Region includes these counties: Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Westmoreland, Washington

Membership Dues

GWP dues cover the calendar year and are based on a member organization's grant payout. The dues for organizations that join later during the year are pro-rated.  Dues are determined by a formula applied to the average of a three-year payout period.

Each membership dues category has a minimum dues level. 

  • Family, Independent, Community Foundations/ Grantmaking Public Charities: Average payout  up to $400,000/ year - $625
  • Corporate Foundations/Corporate Giving Programs: Average payout up to $600,000/ year  - $995
  • Federations: Average payout up to $400,000 - $625

If your organization’s average payout is higher than the basic dues level, please contact GWP’s office for assistance calculating member dues.