Our mission is to promote the practice and expansion of effective and responsible philanthropy to improve the health and vitality of the region.

About Us

Founded in 1969, Philanthropy Massachusetts is a diverse and vibrant membership association of highly engaged philanthropic organizations and individuals with interests in Massachusetts. We connect new and established donors, their trustees and staff to each other, to their communities and to emerging and relevant issues in the field. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Philanthropy MA delivers excellent opportunities in learning, networking, access to resources and tools, skill-building, and community-building and serves as a bridge between funders and fund applicants for better understanding, efficiency and impact. As a leading and influential voice and advocate for effective philanthropy, Philanthropy MA provides access to knowledge and cooperative action that enables our members to create extraordinary value for each other, their grantees and to collectively shape the future of a healthy and vital region.

Philanthropy Massachusetts has a deep commitment to equity and inclusion. Our goal is to collectively move the field of philanthropy to be more intentional in advancing equity and justice in the sector and across the Commonwealth. Our primary strategy to achieve this goal is to influence, encourage, support and lead institutional and individual funders in MA to advance equity (racial and other forms), diversity and inclusion systems, policies, practices and structures within their organizations and communities served. 

Alongside our externally-facing activities, we continue our own REDI journey, boosting our capacity, skills, and knowledge (technical, lived-experience, content, etc.) in areas of equity and inclusion.

For more context, please visit What's Ahead for Philanthropy in Massachusetts.

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Our Five Strategic Goals

  • Be a Membership Organization that Leads
  • Be a More Accessible Partner in the Region
  • Be a Network Catalyst and Model for Collaborative Action
  • Be a Network Information Curator and Broker
  • Be a Trusted Broker for Nonprofit - Funder Dialogue
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Our Values

  • Excellence: Adhering to the highest standards in the delivery of services and products
  • Inclusion and Diversity: Encouraging participation and seeking a variety of perspectives
  • Leadership and Innovation: Initiating and fostering ingenuity
  • Knowledge Sharing: Connecting people with each other and with information

Annual Reports

Philanthropy Massachusetts' Annual Reports 2021-2023

Audited Financial Statements

Philanthropy MA makes available a copy of our most recent audited financial statements.