Institutional Membership

Become an EPIP Institutional Member

Institutional membership extends member benefits to your full staff and offers unique organizational benefits. By becoming an institutional member, you partner with us in this work while receiving:

  • Access to EPIP’s community of emerging and inclusive leaders
  • EPIP’s support in sharing your mission, goals, and opportunities with our network
  • Greater engagement with local and regional philanthropic communities through our 14 member-led chapters across the country.

Our institutional membership also demonstrates a deep commitment to the diversity, equity, and inclusion of the philanthropic sector by helping us to build a diverse pipeline of early- and mid-career philanthropic professionals, support their emergent leadership and commitment to equity in philanthropy, and ensure that the sector is one that welcomes and fosters their development as whole leaders. Download an overview of Institutional Member Benefits here.

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

Rates for institutions

Assets or 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 Erika, our Director of Membership and Communications, at [email protected] 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 [email protected]:

ABFE - A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities

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 Wellness Foundation


Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties

Center for Effective Philanthropy

CHANGE Philanthropy

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Council of Michigan Foundations

The David & Lucile Packard Foundation

East Bay Community Foundation

Edward W. Hazen Foundation

Energy Foundation

Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund

Exponent Philanthropy


First 5 LA

Ford Foundation


Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Funders Together to End Homelessness

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO)

Grantmakers For Girls of Color

Grantmakers in the Arts

Heising-Simons Foundation

Henry P. Kendall Foundation 

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP)

Irving Harris Foundation

The James Irvine Foundation

Just Beginnings Collaborative

Kalamazoo Community Foundation

The Kresge Foundation

The Klarman Family Foundation

MacArthur Foundation

McKnight 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 Foundation

Satterberg Foundation

The Schott Foundation for Public Education

Southern California Grantmakers

Spruce Foundation

Stupski Foundation


TCC Group

Tides Network

W. K. Kellogg Foundation

The Wallace Foundation

Walton Family Foundation

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

Current as of February 2022

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