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
4300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300
Arlington, VA  22203 


Text AFP to 571-749-2699


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