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We're delighted you are interested in joining Grantmakers In Aging.

On this page you'll find application forms for GIA Membership or GIA Affiliate MembershipIf you would like to pay by check, please remain on this page and use the forms below. If you prefer to apply online and pay by check, please click here.

For a description of the benefits GIA members receive, please click here.

Who should join GIA

GIA is an association of private (as opposed to government-funded) grantmakers.

GIA membership is open to organizations or individuals whose principal function is the making of charitable grants (with the exception of operating foundations), and in which the organization’s annual grant distributions are primarily made on a discretionary basis (that is, not exclusively by a predetermined formula) to multiple organizations that are not subsidiary or related to the grantmakers.

These include:

  • Foundations
  • Corporate giving programs
  • Public and private charities
  • Social venture capital groups
  • Individual philanthropists 

GIA also offers Affiliate Membership to qualifying national nonprofit organizations. Learn more

GIA Dues Structure

Membership dues are based on the organization's total grants from the previous year in the field of aging, and are renewable annually. Newly established organizations that would meet these requirements when fully operational are, subject to annual review, eligible for membership at the minimum dues. When an organization begins making grants, dues are paid on the regular dues scale.

Annual Grants Made in Aging Dues                                
Less than $99,000 $500
$100,000 - $249,000 $900
$250,000 - $799,000 $1,600
$800,000 - $999,999 $2,200
$1 million - $2,999,999 $3,700
$3 million - $5 million $5,000
Over $5 million  $7,500

GIA Affiliate Membership annual dues are $500. 


GIA Membership Application

When you're ready to join, please download our membership application and return it, with your check, to:

Grantmakers In Aging
2001 Jefferson Davis Highway
Suite 504
Arlington, VA 22202

For questions related to membership, please contact:

Maria Gonzales Jackson, Director of Programs and Membership
Tel: 703.413.0413 
Email: mgonzalesjackson@giaging.org

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GIA Affiliate Membership

GIA invites national nonprofit organizations to join as affiliate members of our association. Affiliate members of GIA must meet the following criteria:

  • The organization is a nonprofit entity that is national in the scope of its mission and services, committed to improving the experience of aging.
  • The organization provides grants to local community based organizations, social service agencies, and nonprofit groups that provide services that address the needs of older adults and their caregivers.
  • The organization issues funds on a discretionary basis annually to multiple entities.

NOTE: Foundations, corporate giving programs, and individual philanthropists who qualify for full membership are not eligible for Affiliate Membership.

GIA Affiliate Membership Application

When you're ready to join, please download our affiliate membership application, and return it, with your check for $500, to:

Grantmakers In Aging
2001 Jefferson Davis Highway
Suite 504
Arlington, VA 22202

For questions related to GIA affiliate membership, please contact:

Maria Gonzales Jackson, Director of Programs and Membership
Tel: 703.413.0413
Email: mgonzalesjackson@giaging.org

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