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Become a Member

Who We Are:
We are a non-profit trade association established as a coordination body for the knowledge graph community. 

Membership in the EKG Foundation is open to all individuals and entities that support the mission of the organization.  Membership is enterprise-wide and includes all full-time employees as well as wholly-owned subsidiaries.

The Enterprise Knowledge Graph Foundation was established to define

best practice and mature the marketplace for EKG adoption, including: 

  • Standards - Adopt semantic standards to solve the challenges of data management

  • Method - Develop best practices for accelerated EKG deployment

  • ​Artifacts - A curated repository of reusable models and resources

  • ​Community - Build the mechanism for engagement and shared knowledge

  • Advocacy - Advance the business cases for EKG adoption


Who Should Join:

  • Executives
    Executives who seek to realize the benefits (and minimize the risks) of semantic standards and EKG by having access to proven methods, best practices, and a community of experts. 

  • Vendors
    Vendors who want to make it easier for organizations across information-intensive industry sectors to understand and successfully adopt their products and services.

  • Consultants
    Consultants who are looking for access to EKG-related best practices as well as a community of potential customers and skilled practitioners.

  • Architects and Modelers
    Architects and modelers who want access to reusable components, deployable models, ontologies, and interfaces that can be assembled and deployed within their environment.

  • Academics
    Academics who are making a meaningful and recognized contribution that builds upon existing frameworks to address pressing business needs.


Membership Types:

Individual Members: Individuals are entitled to open access to Foundation materials provided they agree to the terms and conditions of participation. (complimentary)

End-User Members:  Institutions, companies, and other organizations that are developing or implementing semantic standards and knowledge graph technology for use within their own business.


  • Revenue less than $10 million ($2,500)

  • Revenue between $10M and $300 million ($8,500)

  • Revenue greater than $300 million ($15,000)

Service Provider Members:  Vendors/Consultants, and other enterprises including, but not limited to semantic graph database vendors, consulting services firms, infrastructure providers, ontology tooling vendors, taxonomy vendors, ETL services, and data publishers.

  • Total revenue less than $1 million ($2,500)

  • Total revenue between $1M and $20 million ($8,500)

  • Total revenue greater than $20 million ($15,000)

Affiliate Members:  Academia, government entities, non-profit organizations, media, and other entities serving in the public interest.  ($2,500)

Term of Membership:
Membership is based on a yearly term, expiring on the calendar date in which the new member joined. EKGF will invoice Members prior to the expiration of the pending term and a Member’s payment thereof shall constitute a renewal of Membership. 

How to Join:

Fill out this membership application and an EKGF team member will contact you.

Sponsors: The Foundation offers sponsorship packages for vendors and other organizations that are seeking expanded visibility for their products, services, and contributions.  Sponsorship packages are customized to the needs of the organization and include visibility, webinar opportunities, enhanced listings and leadership roles for working groups


Organizational Founding Members:



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