Women's Collective Giving Grantmakers Network

Become a part of our growing national movement! 

WCGN welcomes women's collective giving grantmaking groups to join at any time. Our membership criteria and expectations are described below. 

Read more about the benefits of membership and membership dues

Membership Criteria

To be considered for membership, an organization must

  • be or be hosted by a philanthropic 501(c)3;
  • engage in collective giving by combining equal, individual member donations to make larger grants;
  • select grant recipients by a democratic membership vote;
  • have established grant review and assessment processes;
  • provide educational experiences for members; and
  • pay $200 annual dues.

If you are just starting your collective giving organization but don't yet meet all these requirements,
join as an Emerging Member!
Read more about Emerging Membership here!

Membership Requirements  

It Only Works If We Work Together

Member organizations are required to 

  • appoint a board or staff person as lead administrator to serve as the primary contact for the WCGN;
  • pay annual dues by June 15 (membership dues are paid in advance for the fiscal year beginning July 1);
  • update contacts and a Member Organizational Profile Form for the WCGN database in a timely manner; and
  • be open to the ideas of others.

The More You Do The More You Learn 

Beyond the basics, WCGN asks members to actively participate in the network.  Again and again, our members tell us that talking with others and sharing "lessons learned" are the among biggest benefits of WCGN membership. Those who lead conference sessions or monthly call topics frequently come away with new ideas after listening to their colleagues' comments.

Specifically, the WCGN asks members to contribute in one or more of the following ways:

  • Be a content presenter on a monthly program or at a conference. 
  • Serve on the Program Planning Committee. 
  • Serve on the WCGN Conference Planning Team. 
  • Serve on the WCGN Board of Directors.


"Learn from your successes and failures. Don't be afraid to try something new. If it worked well, try it again." 

-- Sue Dubow, Co-President, Impact100 Philadelphia


WCGN members at the 2014 Conference in St. Louis
Contact us • info@wcgn-network.org
Women's Collective Giving Grantmakers Network • WCGN • EIN # 46-3953482
We support the creation, development, and expansion of women's collective giving nationwide.
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