Benefits of Membership

From the moment you join The Philanthropy Connection, you are welcome to participate in all events and on our committees.

Philanthropy Dialogues

These recurring small group discussions are held in a member’s home, feature current TPC Grantees, and explore how non-profits are tackling pressing needs in the greater Boston area. Sample Dialogues have discussed:

Special Programs and Events

Throughout the year, members are invited to additional educational programs that also provide opportunities to connect with one another in small groups. These events have recently discussed:


Members are welcome to join committees such as Member Engagement, Marketing & Communications, Young Philanthropist Initiatives, and Grants (see below). Contact us at for more details.

Grant Team Participation

As a grant-making organization, our work is, by necessity, cyclical. The grant amounts we award each June are determined by the number of members as of the previous December 31.

For members who joined and renewed in 2016:

  • Members joined grant teams in November 2016
  • Their donations comprised the grants that were awarded in June 2017
  • Members received a ballot in May 2017 to vote for the 2017-18 grantees

For members who join or renew between January 1 and December 31, 2017:

  • Members may sign up for a grant team in the Fall 2017
  • Members will receive a ballot in May 2018 to vote for the 2018-19 grantees