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Annual dues for full members are based on grants and philanthropic expenditures (operating projects) made in New York State during your most recently completed fiscal year. Dues are payable at the beginning of the Grantmakers Forum of New York fiscal year, June 1st. Use the following schedule to determine annual membership dues.
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NOTE: Organizations more than 150 miles from Rochester, NY may deduct 25% from their assessment. Community Foundations and other public charity grantmakers may exempt one-time pass through and scholarship funds from their support calculation.
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