Support Exponent Philanthropy

Exponent Philanthropy is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (EIN: 65-0617866) that is dedicated to serving funders who practice philanthropy with few or no staff. We rely on your tax-deductible contributions to fund our work.

Exponent Philanthropy is the only organization dedicated to funders who practice philanthropy with few or no staff—the country’s largest segment of philanthropy. During our 20+ year history we’ve earned a strong reputation for high quality programs and services, as well as a warm, welcoming culture that fosters an inclusive community where all types of funders can come together to learn, connect and collaborate.

Our community is making a tremendous impact locally, nationally, and globally. Our members are catalysts for change in their communities and serve as mentors, partners, and coaches to nonprofit leaders working to address our most pressing social challenges.

Yet the funders who are part of our community are “master jugglers” with limited time and keep their administrative expenses to a minimum. That’s why we are such an important resource for them. We serve the integral role of connecting these important philanthropists so they can learn with and be inspired by one another. We provide the education and guidance that makes their philanthropy more impactful, and we champion their impact.

Our Impact

Your Support is Needed
Membership Dues Support Less Than 50% of Our Operating Costs

Our success depends on the generous support of foundations, individuals, and our corporate partners.

Our flat and modest dues structure is unique in the philanthropy sector. It allows us to serve more funders than any other philanthropy support organization. We are committed to our founders belief that membership dues should not be a roadblock to greater impact.

Contributions and grants from foundations and individuals allow us to provide high-quality programs and services. Every contribution, no matter the size, helps us fulfill our mission and amplify and increase the impact of lean funders, the largest segment of philanthropy.

“We give to Exponent because they have helped me so much with my journey, ultimately affecting this foundation.”

                – Colleen O’Keefe, Sauer Foundation

Ways You Can Support Us

  • Contribute Online
  • Print out a Contribution Form
  • Commit to a voluntary dues increase. If your grant guidelines or bylaws limit your ability to support an organization like Exponent Philanthropy, commit to a voluntary dues increase. Membership dues are an administrative expense and can be included as part of your private foundation’s 5% distribution requirement.
  • Support a specific program or initiative. Our staff welcomes the opportunity to discuss current and future initiatives and how they may align with your funding priorities or interests.

Let’s Have a Conversation

Please contact Alesha Burke at 202-580-6560 to explore possibilities..
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.Exponent Philanthropy is a 501(c)(3) membership organization. Our EIN is 65-0617866.