Member Benefits and Services

GWP’s goal is to build a community of grantmakers that is informed, effective and engaged.  We work to:

  • Educate and Inform  Throughout the year, GWP offers programming tailored to our members’ interests and needs, e-newsletters sharing news and resources and a library of sample documents and policies, searchable 24/7.  
  • Convene    The more we connect electronically, the more value there is to gathering around one table. GWP hosts and facilitates learning networks organized by issue or type of funding organization.
  • Engage   GWP works to communicate about philanthropy to nonprofits, policymakers and the public. We share information about the scale, characteristics and constraints of philanthropy so that others understand the value of private-sector dollars dedicated to the public interest.
  • Connect  GWP links people in philanthropy to peers locally and regionally, ensuring that they have a broad community of people to tap for deep local knowledge and experience.  And, with a few keystrokes, GWP can forward members’ queries to 34 sister associations of grantmakers across the U.S. – the largest philanthropy network in the country.


GWP staff are always available to help you find information and resources on a customized, one-on-one basis. We are happy to provide an email list for all member contacts, salary benchmarking for foundation staff and more! Contact us!

Member Newsletters

GWP sends a monthly newsletter to all members. If you missed an edition of Philanthropy Connections, visit the newsletter archive to catch up on previous newsletters. Please sign up here if you haven't received the newsletter and we will add you to our email list.  

Member Discounts

GWP has developed partnerships with various local and national vendors to offer members special rates on professional services, technology and philanthropy publications. Learn more.