Exponent Philanthropy is a vibrant community of lean funders with programs and resources designed specifically for grantmaking organizations with few or no staff.


Who Is Eligible For Membership?

Membership is open to all philanthropic organizations and individuals that award charitable gifts to more than one recipient annually.

  • Organizational membership is open to all philanthropic organizations (e.g., private foundations, independent foundations, charitable trusts, operating foundations, community foundations, public charities) that award charitable donations to more than one recipient annually.
  • Individual membership is open to any person who is not affiliated with a philanthropic organization but awards charitable donations to more than one recipient annually.

Who Is Not Eligible For Membership? Organizations and professionals whose primary business is to offer services or giving platforms to philanthropic organizations and individuals. We encourage organizations and professionals who offer services to philanthropic organizations and individuals to learn about our partnership program.

Remember: Membership fees and contributions are qualifying administrative expenses for private foundations and contribute toward the required annual minimum distribution.