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Community Foundation Dues

Community foundation members, for the purposes of dues calculations, are organizations that focus their work on a specific geography, affinity group or interest area. Community foundation grantmaking can vary widely year-to-year, depending on annual ability to raise funds, giving choices of donor advisors, opportunities for large one-time gifts, availability of government “pass through” funds and more. Therefore, MCF’s community foundation dues are assessed based on management expenses, which excludes program service and fundraising expenses. This calculation offers a more stable and predictable dues amount, and it does not penalize a foundation for inordinate fundraising success in a given year.

Community foundations self-report the Management and General Expenses portion of their Total Functional Expenses from their most recent completed fiscal year; this is often equivalent to Part IX, Line 25, Column C on completed 990 forms.

Management Expenses

Dues Level

Under $50,000














































$12,000,000 & over


Ready to Renew Your Membership?

Click here (working link is coming soon) to access the online membership form. Each organization has been assigned one primary contact; if you would like that contact changed or if you need additional help, please contact Kristen Cullen, Director of Membership and Communications. 

MCF's good faith estimate of the value of goods and services provided to members is $750 annually. Thank you for supporting MCF as we collectively advance prosperity and equity. MCF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Tax ID: 41-1269275

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Contact Information

Please contact Kristen Cullen, Director of Membership and Communications, if you wish to discuss your MCF membership options. If the dues model creates a barrier for continued membership, please reach out to Kristen to determine an implementation plan.