Become a Sustaining Partner

Supporting Exponent Philanthropy is an opportunity to publicly show your support for the philanthropy community, build relationships with a key audience, and position you and your firm as thought leaders and sector experts.

Member Snapshot

Exponent Philanthropy is the country’s largest association of funders. With more than 2,000 members, we are the only association dedicated to serving foundations with few or no staff, philanthropic families and individual donors.

Our vibrant members have lean operations and a style of philanthropy that is motivated by personal passion, community needs, and the desire for better outcomes. We provide high-quality and cost-effective programs, resources and connections that maximize our members’ dollars and time for the benefit of diverse communities and causes.

Partnership Opportunities

Our partnership opportunities offer a wide range of benefits and an unparalleled chance to showcase your expertise before the largest segment of the philanthropic community: those who give with few or no staff.

Sustaining Partnership Program

A Partnership Level to Match Your Desired Impact

Support Exponent Philanthropy’s mission while showcasing your brand and expertise in multiple ways throughout a two-year period. We strive to create customized mutually beneficial, and longstanding partnerships with key stakeholders in the philanthropic community.

The Sustaining Partnership Program offers:

  • Deeper relationships with Exponent Philanthropy’s members and other philanthropic leaders
  • Enhanced position as a thought leader and expert in the philanthropic sector
  • Customized benefits to meet your unique business goals

Different Levels to Reach Your Goals

Sustaining Partnerships

Require a two-year commitment payable in two annual installments.

Platinum Sustaining Partner: $50,000/year
Gold Sustaining Partner: $25,000/year
Silver Sustaining Partner: $10,000/year

Benefits at the silver level and above may be customized based on business goals.


Equity Sustaining Partner: $25,000/year

An opportunity for partners who support equity learning and best practices in the philanthropic sector to join our community on its equity journey. Opportunities for deeper engagement include webinars, annual reports, facilitated discussions, specialized programs, virtual gatherings, and more. We’re looking for strong values aligned/mission-driven collaborative partners who have publicly stated their commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and are working towards a more inclusive internal culture. Inquiries are considered on an ongoing basis. Please note we also welcome non-restrictive grant funding and capacity building donations.
If you’re already a sustaining partner and would like to be considered as an equity partner, let us know.


Provisional Partner: $5,000/year

An introduction to the Sustaining Partnership Program! Experience program benefits for one year only. After the one year, companies are encouraged to commit to a higher level for continuation of benefits and deeper engagement.

Professional Partner: $2,500/year

Designed for firms with five or fewer principals or director-level equivalents (two-year commitments are rewarded with a 10% discount): or $795/year for sole practitioners.


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For information about partnership opportunities, contact our Development Director, LaShonne Barnes.