Benefits of Membership

Membership in Philanthropy West Virginia provides your organization’s staff and Board members with ongoing opportunities for professional development and networking.

Regularly Scheduled Programs

  • Regional luncheon meetings centered on topics of interest
  • Annual conference for all West Virginia giving programs and foundations. The conference seeks to educate and update local grantmakers’ understanding of the current national and state philanthropic environment.
  • Corporate Responsibility Council focused on specific needs of our corporate giving programs, foundations and other corporate leaders in providing the best philanthropic strategies and processes for an effective giving program
  • Appalachian Community Foundations Institute skill building workshop focused on hot topics for community foundations improving their impact
  • State and national webinars and teleconferences on select topics (ex. filing the 990PF, funders in health, policy/legal changes, etc.)
  • Education Funders Affinity Group (EAG) meets quarterly to discuss the status of education, where it is trending in West Virginia, and what members can do to support education in our state
  • Bi-monthly Webinars hosted by Philanthropy WV and/or co-sponsored with the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers that cover topics requested by members the year before
  • Foundations on the Hill in which members are invited to sit down with federal representatives in Washington, D.C. to discuss and advocate for issues that are important to our foundations, corporate giving programs, and individual philanthropists
  • Special Policy Discussions with state policymakers and elected officials that help inform and educate our representatives about philanthropy and encourage representatives to seek out grantmakers as resources on key public policy issues


  • Bi-monthly e-newsletter with timely information on upcoming programs, exciting member activities, helpful content, and news about Philanthropy WV
  • Website with links to relevant resources, previously recorded webinars, program updates, and policy updates
  • Member updates on critical issues (ex. Congressional Actions, WV Legislation, Funding Collaboratives, etc.)
  • Research on West Virginia and National grantmaking
  • Staff available to answer questions/research questions
  • Access to national and statewide resource experts


  • Discounted Rates at all Philanthropy WV Programs
  • Listserv – Special Listservs set up for Philanthropy WV corporate giving, family, private, and community foundations, and interest group to make communicating with your peers simple. Ask questions, request advice, provide or solicit resources, and network all in one solicitation-free zone.
  • Vendor Discounts on important services and products, courtesy of our national affiliate, United Philanthropy Forum, including:
    • Bromelkamp Company offers our members a 5% discount on and Pearl, which are user-modifiable and customized to meet your organization’s needs.
    • D&O Liability Insurance by Aon Association Services and The Hartford at a 10% premium credit.
    • Foundation Legal Help Desk is designed to provide foundations with access to answers to legal questions related to the operations of a foundation.
    • ReadyTalk is an easy-to-use audio/web/video conferencing system where you can get a 40% discount on several of their packages.
  • Special Philanthropy WV Rate at Enterprise Rental Car Across WV Contact us to find our how use this discount
  • Philanthropy WV Resource Library of sample documents, publications, and handbooks covers a broad range of issues, from job descriptions to board policies to financial statements to granting strategies.