Center for Global Philanthropy


We are. Since inception, The Philanthropic Initiative has sought to promote better giving worldwide. Working with colleagues and clients around the world, the Center for Global Philanthropy seeks to catalyze philanthropy’s global impact through strategic advising, innovative partnerships and original research.   

Philanthropy in your own backyard is not easy. Giving to or within another country can be even more complex.  Our advising capabilities are designed to help you easily navigate the terrain, achieve your philanthropic aspirations, and make a positive impact anywhere in the world.

Whether you’re a company interested in engaging employees throughout the world, a foundation evaluating the success of its global grantmaking program, a family searching for focus around various international interests, or an individual preparing to make a philanthropic investment abroad, we can help.  

TPI’s Center for Global Philanthropy and its network of experts around the world allows us to extend our pioneering efforts in strategic philanthropy abroad.  Wherever your interests lie, we’ll help you create and execute effective global philanthropic strategies.

Global philanthropy works to address complex challenges, but the infrastructure to encourage and support these efforts, along with opportunities to learn and create partnerships, remains limited.  TPI’s Center for Global Philanthropy works to address this gap. Through a range of programs, workshops, educational offerings, and infrastructure-building efforts in the United States and beyond, we inspire more donors to engage – and engage more deeply – in truly effective philanthropy. 

An example of this is New England International Donors (NEID), a community of generous individuals, grant makers, social investors, and advisors who are changing the world from New England.  NEID is a project of TPI’s Center for Global Philanthropy.  Together, we are committed to working with and for the community of members to share information, spark collaboration and promote donor engagement.

Each country has its own cultural, political and social underpinnings that impact the role philanthropy plays in society.  Unfortunately, understanding around the practice of global philanthropy remains limited. TPI works with academics, experts and colleagues around the world to develop better knowledge to increase the effectiveness of global philanthropy. View our global research.