Scholarships are the backbone of the Foundation for Philanthropy’s mission. We provide hundreds of scholarships every year for fundraisers – both AFP members and non-members – to help them elevate their professional skills through education, networking, leadership development, and more. Our scholarships serve young professionals, those who self-identify as diverse, those new to the profession, and all fundraisers who need these resources and opportunities (and now, also those whose career has been affected by COVID-19).

Please consider supporting these critical initiatives by making a donation.


AFP Foundation Chamberlain Scholarship

  • Every AFP Chapter receives one (1) Chamberlain Scholarship
  • The scholarship covers the recipient’s conference registration (minus a $10 processing fee) to the AFP International Conference on Fundraising (ICON)
  • This scholarship is only available to individuals who have never attended an AFP ICON before.
  • Each AFP Chapter administers the scholarship annually and develops their own criteria for awarding

For more information, please contact


AFP Foundation Diverse Communities in Fundraising Scholarship

  • The AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund ensures that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns
  • The fund provides financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within AFP
  • The scholarship offers financial assistance for professional development for:
    •  AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community
    • And/or who those who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations
  • AFP offers coverage of the full conference fee plus some travel support for each recipient

For more information, please contact


AFP Foundation Collegiate Scholarships

  • The Foundation provides one (1) complimentary registration to each collegiate chapter for one member to attend AFP ICON and AFP LEAD
  • The scholarship covers the full registration fee for the event
  • There are available travel cost stipends in some cases, please contact Chapter Services for more information

For more information, please contact


AFP Foundation LEAD Scholarships

  • AFP LEAD is a Foundation sponsored event and educational program offered each fall that concentrates on leadership development to enhance the fundraising professionals understanding of leadership within the nonprofit sector. 
  • The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy offers scholarships to attend AFP LEAD
  • Scholarships are offered to:
    • Chapter leaders
    • Collegiate members
    • Those who self-identify as from diverse communities
  • The scholarship provides complimentary AFP LEAD registration

For more information, please contact

Ways to Give to the Foundation


AFP Foundation for Philanthropy
4200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 480, Arlington, VA 22203-4416


Text AFP to 571-749-2699


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