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 community dedicated to lean funders—those who practice philanthropy with few or no staff. During our 20+ year history, our community has earned a strong reputation for creating high-quality resources and an environment where all types of funders can come together to learn, connect and collaborate.

Lean funders are making tremendous impact in the communities they care about, locally, nationally, and globally. They are catalysts for change and partner with nonprofit leaders to address our most pressing social challenges.

We are a community of “master jugglers” with limited time and support. That’s why Exponent Philanthropy is such an important resource. Here is where lean funders connect with answers, experts, and peers to become more fulfilled, and, ultimately, more effective philanthropists.

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 corporate partners.

Our flat and modest dues structure is unique in the philanthropy sector. We are committed to our founders’ belief that membership dues should not be a roadblock to greater impact.

Contributions and grants allow us to serve as a responsive and valuable resource for lean funders. Every contribution, no matter the size, helps us fulfill our mission to amplify and increase the impact of our community.

“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
  • Contribute by mail with this 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.
    We welcome the opportunity to discuss current and future initiatives and how they may align with your funding priorities or interests.
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.Exponent Philanthropy is a 501(c)(3) membership organization. Our EIN is 65-0617866.