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Membership Dues Model

MCF Dues Model

A Targeted Way to Calculate MCF Membership Dues

Philanthropic organizations are not all the same. That’s why, as of 2022 membership year, MCF reassessed member dues in several different ways – to best suit each organization type.

Our current dues model was developed with broad input from MCF members. We listened and created a new model with five distinct member categories.


MCF is a membership association that helps philanthropy be better together.

In 2020-2021, MCF began a process to reimagine its membership model through focus groups, discussions with other philanthropic associations, an all-member survey and a committee comprised of representatives from every type of foundation to better serve organizations of every size and structure. As a first step of the reimagining membership process, a new dues model was introduced beginning in the 2022 membership year. Through the current dues model, MCF offers customized dues calculations to meet the unique needs of each type of member. By reimagining how dues are calculated, MCF did not increase its overall revenue or shift expenses.

The current model attempts to:

  • Stabilize dues for individual members who see annual fluctuations
  • Equalize dues between similar organizations
  • Offer a better, more predictable, member experience

The MCF Board and Membership Committee continue to reimagine additional elements of MCF’s membership, including eligibility and benefits.

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

Jill Chi


Please reach out to Jill Chi, MCF Member Engagement Manager, if you have any questions. If the current dues model creates a barrier for continued membership, foundations may reach out to Jill to determine an implementation plan.


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