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 number of grants we award each spring is determined by the number of members as of the previous December 31.

For members who joined and renewed in 2017, you will receive a ballot in May 2018 to vote for the 2018-19 grantees (announced at our Grant Awards and All Member Meeting on May 31, 2018).

For members who join and renew in 2018:

  • These donations comprise the grants that will be awarded in May 2019
  • Members may sign up for a grant team in Fall 2018
  • Members will receive a ballot in May 2019 to vote for the 2019-20 grantees