CFA membership is limited to non-profit organizations that promote the consumer interest. All of these research, advocacy, education, and cooperative organizations are welcome to join.

Our nearly 300 members include about 100 state and local advocacy and education groups, a couple dozen national advocacy and education groups, about 100 consumer cooperative groups (mainly credit unions and rural electric cooperatives), public power groups, and state and local consumer protection agencies. While their annual dues payments range as high as $20,000, most organizations contribute between $75 and $1,000 annually.

CFA membership entitles these organizations to elect the Board of Directors, develop and vote on policy positions, receive CFAnews Update and other publications for free, qualify for discounted conference registrations, and participate in activities that serve different member constituencies. State and local consumer groups receive special attention through a listserv, roundtable discussions, organizational development grants, and travel assistance to CFA events.

Additional information about membership, including an application form, are available from the CFA office. Please contact Sara Cooper at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 202-387-6121. Applications are reviewed at March, June, and December Board meetings.