Membership Levels

NEID has two types of membership benefits for Individual/Family Philanthropists and Institutional Donors.

All NEID Members enjoy the following opportunities:

  • Networking with international development philanthropists, advisors, and grantmakers
  • Collaboration on grantmaking with other donors
  • Access to the resources of The Philanthropic Initiative’s Center for Global Philanthropy
  • Participation in member-only events, including:
    • Pathways to Change – site visits to explore global development pioneers
    • Networking lunches and roundtables
    • Dinner and book discussions
    • Jeffersonian discussion dinners
    • Meetings with experts and entrepreneurs from around the world
    • Receiving individual advising based on your interests
    • Inspiring the strategic work of others by sharing your expertise and perspectives
    • Enhancing the level and impact of global giving from New England

All membership contributions are 100% tax deductible.


Eligible Individual/Family Philanthropist Members

Donors who give, or have the capacity to give, internationally at a significant level. Donors giving at this level domestically who are interested in expanding their international efforts. Please consider aligning your membership level with the level of your philanthropic giving:

  • Catalyst: $5,000
  • Benefactor: $2,500
  • Patron: $1,500
  • Partner: $1,000
  • Member: $500

*Individual/Family membership includes the participation of a partner/spouse and children when appropriate.


Eligible Institutional Members

Giving institutions and philanthropic advisors who participate in international giving at a significant level. Institutional members may include:

  • Private and corporate foundations that have, or are looking to build, an international giving portfolio
  • Family foundations
  • Advisors or independent consultants working directly with donors that meet membership criteria**
  • Public charities whose primary activity is international grantmaking***

Please consider aligning your membership level with the level of your philanthropic giving:

  • Catalyst: $5,000
  • Benefactor: $2,500
  • Patron: $1,500
  • Member: $1000

**Advisors and consultants whose function is solely or primarily business development are not eligible for membership.

***Staff of grantmaking institutions that are also grant-seeking organizations whose function is solely or primarily fundraising are not eligible for participation.

For questions regarding eligibility, membership levels, or if you would like more information on becoming a member of NEID, please contact NEID at 617.338.5884 or 

NEID is administered by
The Philanthropic Initiative.