Grassroots Grantmakers is a network of people, organizations and institutions who believe that what people do together in their home communities matters.

Members of our network believe that when people see themselves and their neighbors as co-producers of community well-being, they create communities that are welcoming, vibrant, resilient and just. In these communities the impulse for people to connect and act around shared interests is in the water, the local culture and the community’s muscle memory.

Our work is geared to growing a field of citizen sector investing that supports the work that everyday people do together to make their communities more welcoming, vibrant, resilient and just:

  • Expanding the pool of resources dedicated to citizen sector investing
  • Connecting citizen sector investors so that they can learn from each other as a field
  • Making the case for citizen sector investing

Join as a member organization and receive:

  • Priority notification for webinars, events, publications and special projects
  • Discounted registration for events
  • Complimentary copies of Grassroots Grantmakers’ in-print publications
  • Priority access to staff for information, technical assistance and connections with peers who can help with your question
  • Promotion of your successes on our website, blogs, podcasts, and social media avenues
  • Credibility of Grassroots Grantmakers’ membership, including your organization listed and linked on Grassroots Grantmakers’ website and ability to display Grassroots Grantmakers’ logo on your website
  • Eligibility to serve on Grassroots Grantmakers’ Board of Directors

Organizational memberships are based on the organization’s current annual administrative/operating budget. If you would like to handle your membership contribution via a credit card, you can join online, using the chart below to identify your rate.

If you prefer to make payment via check, please contact us at 317.721.6502 or to request an invoice.


  Annual Operating Budget Annual Membership Contribution
$100,000 or less $100
$100,001 to $500,000 $250
$500,000 to $1 M $500
$1 M to $5 M $1,000
$5 M to $10 M $2,500
$10 M to $20 M $5,000
$20 M to $25 M $10,000
More than $25 M $15,000

Join as an individual and receive:

  • Priority notification of events, webinars, and publications
  • Eligibility to serve on Grassroots Grantmakers’ Board of Directors and Committees
  • Promotion of your successes via our website, blogs, podcasts, and social media

Individuals can join Grassroots Grantmakers by making an annual gift of time, talent or treasure that advances the work of our network or the citizen sector investing in their own community. A gift of $25 or more/year is appreciated. You can join and make a contribution via PayPal (thank you!) by completing this online form. You can also join by downloading and completing this form and sending it to us at P.O. Box 88871 Indianapolis, IN 46208.

For more information, call DeAmon Harges at 317.721.6502.


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