EDGE Funders is a diverse community of donors passionately engaged in domestic and international grantmaking, with differing priorities but a shared belief that equity and justice are critical to furthering sustainable, global well-being.
Members of EDGE Funders Alliance recognize that today’s economic, social and ecological challenges require greater dialogue across issues, geographies and strategies, and that combining support for local empowerment and community well-being with support for transnational networks and movement-building is more likely to bring about meaningful and lasting social change.
We welcome donors of all sizes and interests from all over the world who share our mission and values to join us. While EDGE membership is largely US based, we are seeking to extend the network globally and welcome in particular foundations from Europe and other regions.
If you have general questions on membership, please contact Jenn Huntzinger, Finance & Operations Manager.
If you have questions on membership in Europe, please get in touch with Tobias Troll, Director, EDGE Europe.
Opportunities to network with peers for a deeper understanding of key issues and to build community with a unique group of grantmakers committed to global social change.
Priority access and reduced registration fees for our annual Just Giving conference + priority consideration in organizing conference workshops and discussions.
Learning & Organizing
Participation in – and opportunities to help lead – learning calls, webinars, Engagement Labs, working groups, and issue-based collaboratives.
Access to member-only spaces on our website and at the annual conference, offering additional opportunities for dialogue and analysis with grantmaker colleagues.
Access to an engaged community for information-sharing and collaboration + access to our online member directory and membership listservs.
We are happy to provide personalized support to our members. As a member, we invite and encourage you to contact us when looking for ideas and resources to help you in your work.
BECOMING A MEMBER
EDGE Funders sets annual dues levels based on a foundation’s self-evaluated size and capacity to contribute. Most highly active members also contribute larger grant support to EDGE Funders for our services and activities.
Members who can are encouraged to join at the Sustaining Circle level – demonstrating their strong commitment to the organization, its mission, and success. Sustaining Circle level supporters can have Annual Conference or international delegation fees waived for up to two members of their institution.
Suggested annual amounts are as follows:
$5,000 / €4,500 and above (full grant proposal available on request)
$3,000 to $5,000 / €2,700 to €4,500
$2,000 to $3,000 / €1,800 to €2,700
$1000 to $2,000 / €900 to €1,800
$500 to $1,000 / €450 to €900