To apply for membership in Philanthropy Southwest, please submit

  • Current IRS determination letter
  • Most recent IRS Form 990 or 990-PF, including all schedules (Note: If your foundation has not yet filed a 990 or 990 PF, but has begun making grants, submit a statement detailing grant activity.)
  • Current listing of board members

Please return completed membership packets to:

Philanthropy Southwest
8350 North Central Expressway, Suite M-1012

Dallas, TX 75206

For questions regarding membership please contact us at 214-740-1787 or

Philanthropy Southwest membership is open to private, operating, corporate and community grantmakers who invest in the Southwestern U.S.

Annual Dues 

Dues are determined by averaging either the disbursements for charitable purposes (IRS 990PF, Part I, Line 26d) or Program Services Expenses of the foundation (IRS 990, Part II, Line 44b) over the past three fiscal years.

Range of Average Annual Dues 

Qualifying Distributions:

Less than $250,000

$250,000 to $499,999

$500,000 to $1 million

$1 million to $2 million

$2 million to $4 million

$4 million to $6 million

$6 million to $10 million

$10 million to $20 million

$20 million to $50 million

More than $50 million


Annual Dues:











For assistance calculating annual dues, use our Dues Calculation Worksheet, available here.

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