Member 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.
  • Philanthropy data for Allegheny County
  • And more!

Member Benefits

GWP has developed partnerships with various local and national vendors. These partnerships yield special rates on products and services that are passed along to you including:

  • Directors & Officers liability insurance
  • Foundation Legal Help Desk
  • The Foundation Review