TPC for Women ages 18 to 35

At The Philanthropy Connection, we are deeply committed to fostering the next generation of women philanthropists. We welcome and encourage women between the ages of 18 and 35 to join us as Young Philanthropists (YPs).

TPC had the first YP program of any women’s collective giving organization in the United States. Today, almost a third of all TPC members are YPs! We have a YP Co-President, young women hold an outsize number of leadership positions on the Board and as Grant Team leaders, and YPs have led the charge on strategic initiatives including our robust Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts.

While TPC membership investment levels were previously based on age, YPs are now invited to join or renew at any of our four annual giving levels: $2,500, $1,200, $600, or $300.

To apply for a Young Philanthropist Fellowship, click here to fill out our Application Form. Please be sure to attach your resume. Applications are taken and considered in the fall of each year.

The Philanthropy Connection provides Young Philanthropist Fellowships for women between the ages of 18-35 in order to support and encourage the next generation of philanthropists. TPC defines “philanthropist” as anyone who donates their time, talents, and/or money in an effort to improve the lives of others. The Fellowship is open to any young woman interested in becoming part of the women’s collective giving movement, and who is motivated to support The Philanthropy Connection in carrying out its mission.

  • Women ages 18-35 years old.
    • TPC members include all women who identify as cisgender, transgender, agender, gender queer, and femme. TPC welcomes everyone for whom “woman” is a meaningful identifier or experience.
  • Motivated to learn about philanthropy and the non-profit landscape in Massachusetts.
  • Live in the Greater Boston area (within I-495 loop).
  • Gain hands-on leadership development skills.
  • Network with a multigenerational, diverse group of women. 
  • Develop mentorship relationships with TPC leaders and members.
  • Engage with nonprofit organizations in the Greater Boston community. 
  • Become part of the women’s collective giving movement in Massachusetts. 
  • Receive a fully subsidized membership during the two years of the fellowship.
  • Attend workshops and events to strengthen knowledge of advocacy and philanthropy.
  • Enjoy full membership benefits, including the opportunity to learn how to solicit and evaluate grant proposals, and award grants. 
  • Learn about the governance of nonprofit boards, and discover how to put your unique skills and talents to use as a prospective Board member.
  • Attend Fellowship Kick-Off (Fall 2023)
  • First Year
    • Participate in at least one TPC Committee (<2 hours per month), 
    • Serve on a Grant Team (10-15 total hours between December and April), and
    • Support one in-person or virtual TPC event during the year 
  • Second Year
    • Lead as a TPC Committee Co-Chair (<4 hours per month),
    • Serve as a Grant Team Leader (15-20 total hours between December and April), and
    • Support one in-person or virtual TPC event during the year