Join GWP

Join our current membership of more than 90 foundations, grantmaking public charities and corporate giving programs who learn and connect with each other through their GWP membership!

Eligibility Criteria

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.

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.

Funders in Allegheny County pay the calculated amount in full.

Funders located in the Collar County Region pay 75% of the calculated dues amount. 

The Collar County Region includes these counties:

  • Armstrong
  • Beaver
  • Butler
  • Fayette
  • Greene
  • Indiana
  • Lawrence
  • Westmoreland
  • Washington

Funders located outside of the Ten County Region (Allegheny plus the nine collar counties) pay the basic membership level amount.

 

Basic Dues Levels

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 see the resources below or contact GWP’s office for assistance calculating member dues.

Apply for Membership

To apply for GWP membership, please complete and submit the online application. Application for membership with GWP can be completed in as soon as one week and then we will forward a member packet and you will immediately receive all member services.

Interested organizations are also invited to request a one-time guest membership for a limited time period and enjoy full GWP Member Benefits. Contact our office to get started.

 

Other Resources

A PDF Version of the GWP Member Application is available here.