Reimagining Membership: Associate Member Dues

Associate Member Dues

Philanthropy Serving Organizations (PSOs) may become MCF members as Associate Members. PSO members include groups such as funder collaboratives and organizations incorporated with the primary purpose of serving philanthropy. MCF’s PSO members do not include consulting groups or for-profit businesses. Because philanthropy serving organizations operate as allies of MCF, associate members are non-voting members. Dues are assessed based on the total annual operating expenses.

Associate members self-report their operating budget expenses, calculated as Total Expenses which is often equivalent to Page 1, Part 1, Line 18, “Current Year” on completed 990 forms.

Operating Budget/Total Expenses

Dues Level

Up to $2,000,000


Up to $5,000,000


Over $5,000,000






Contact MCF

Please contact Kristen Cullen, MCF Grants and Member Engagement Manager,, if you wish to discuss your MCF membership options. If the new dues model creates a barrier for continued membership, foundations may reach out to Kristen to determine an implementation plan.

Unsure about your dues category? View a list of recent MCF members online here, for reference.

Ready to Renew Your Membership?

Click here 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.