dedicated to promoting increased, effective, and responsible philanthropy

philanthropy DMV members come together to create a more equitable region

Philanthropy DMV members come from across the philanthropic sector in the Greater Washington region. As a collective we’re best positioned to leverage wisdom, take meaningful risks, and drive change.


Philanthropy DMV provides dozens of educational and networking opportunities each year for members to learn about community issues, from experts, and from each other. These opportunities build community among area grantmakers and provide a robust arena for idea exchange, collective problem-solving, and the development of cross-sector solutions.


The Philanthropy DMV network includes some of the region’s most experienced and well-respected grantmakers, issue experts, and community leaders. By connecting with each other personally and professionally, members share expertise, discover new insights, and leverage their funding through partnerships and collaborations.


Philanthropy DMV keeps members, policymakers, and the media up-to-date about the field of philanthropy and its impact in the region through a wide range of communications tools, including our weekly newsletter, the annual Our Region, Our Giving report, and via social media on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

capacity building

Hiring? Post your position description on our job board for free. Whether you are searching for resources, seeking technical assistance, looking for potential funding partners, or are interested in hosting an event for your colleagues, Philanthropy DMV’s staff is here to help.

membership rates

2023 Grants 2024 Dues
up to $25,000 $500
$25,001 - $50,000 $750
$50,001 - $100,000 $1,500
$100,001 - $250,000 $3,000
$250,001 - $500,000 $4,500
$500,001 - $750,000 $6,500
$750,001 - $1,000,000 $7,500
$1,000,001 - $1,500,000 $9,500
$1,500,001 - $2,000,000 $10,500
$2,000,001 - $3,000,000 $11,500
$3,000,001 - $5,000,000 $12,500
$5,000,001 - $7,000,000 $15,000
$7,000,001 - $10,000,000 $17,500
$10,000,001 - $15,000,000 $20,000
$15,000,001 - $20,000,000 $22,500
$20,000,001 - $30,000,000 $25,000
Over $30,000,000 $30,000

membership eligibility requirements

Full Membership
To qualify as a full member of Philanthropy DMV’s, organizations must:
  • make grants to multiple grantees in the Greater Washington region
  • affirm that their core interest in joining Philanthropy DMV is to improve the quality of their own grantmaking
  • be committed to working with other members to improve the quality of life in our region

Associate Membership
If you do not meet the eligibility requirements for full membership, you may still be able to join Philanthropy DMV! To qualify for associate membership, you must fall into one of the following categories:

  • Philanthropy DMV’s “Alumni” & Retirees (Individuals in fundraising/development positions are ineligible. Alumni are eligible for 1 year after leaving member organization.)
  • Philanthropic Advisors: Professionals who provide services in support of grantmaking as a majority of their business.
  • Academic Institutions: Universities, think tanks, and academic institutions that focus on the field of philanthropy or nonprofit leadership.
  • Government office focused on grants and/or public partnerships.
  • Philanthropic Infrastructure Organization: Organizations that serve the field of philanthropy.

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