Institutional Membership

Become an EPIP Institutional Member

Institutional member organizations extend all individual member benefits to for your full staff, and offer unique organizational benefits. Download an overview of Institutional Member Benefits here.

Questions: Email Adriana, our Director of Network Resources, today and we can set up a meeting to discuss the best fit for you and your organization.

Rates for institutions

Assets of Total Expense Budget Dues
$1 billion and Above $12,500
$500 million – $999,999,999 $9,500
$100 million – $499,999,999 $7,500
$20 million – $99,999,999 $5,000
$5 million – $19,999,999 $2,500
$4,999,999 and Below $1,000


The types of organizations eligible for institutional membership are as follows:

  • Independent Foundations
  • Family Foundations
  • Community Foundations
  • Grantmaking Public Charities
  • Corporate Foundations
  • Corporate Giving Programs
  • Academic Centers Focused on Philanthropy and Nonprofits
  • Philanthropy Research Centers
  • Affinity Groups & Funder Networks
  • Regional Associations of Grantmakers
  • Advisory and Back-Office Firms
  • Giving Circles
  • Donor-Advised Funds
  • Other Philanthropy Infrastructure Organizations



To join as an Institutional Member today by check:

(1) Make checks payable to “EPIP/TIDES CENTER”

(2) Email Adriana, our Director of Network Resources, to introduce your Institutional Member point person.

(3) Mail check to:

EPIP/Tides Center
PO Box 399385
San Francisco, CA 94139-9385
c/o: Elaine Nakamura, Project Accountant

Once payment is received we'll set you and your team up with member login and profile information. 



Our members work at some of the most prominent and forward-thinking institutions in the country. If you are staff at any of the following organizations and would like to inquire about receiving EPIP member benefits, please contact us at

ABFE - A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities

AIDS United

American Express Philanthropy

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Arabella Advisors

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP)

Barr Foundation

Blue Shield of California Foundation

Borealis Philanthropy

The Boston Foundation

Bush Foundation

The California Endowment

Center for Effective Philanthropy

CHANGE Philanthropy

Council of Michigan Foundations

The David & Lucile Packard Foundation

Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund

Exponent Philanthropy


First 5 LA

Ford Foundation

Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Funders Together to End Homelessness

GHR Foundation

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO)

Greater New Orleans Foundation

Heising-Simons Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP)

The James Irvine Foundation

The Johnson Center at Grand Valley State University

Kaiser Permanente

The Kresge Foundation

The Klarman Family Foundation

MacArthur Foundation

Mertz Gilmore Foundation

Minnesota Council on Foundations

The Ms. Foundation for Women

Nathan Cummings Foundation

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP)

Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG)

The New York Women’s Foundation

NoVo Foundation

ORS Impact

Open Society Foundations

Pacific Foundation Services, LLC

Palm Health Foundation

PEAK Grantmaking

Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE)

Philanthropy Northwest

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

San Diego Grantmakers

San Francisco Foundation

Satterberg Foundation

The Schott Foundation for Public Education

Southern California Grantmakers

TCC Group

Tides Foundation & Center

W. K. Kellogg Foundation

The Wallace Foundation

Walter and Elise Haas Fund

Walton Family Foundation

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

Women's Funding Network (WFN)

Current as of September 2020

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