New England International Donors (NEID) is a community of generous individuals, grantmakers, social investors, and advisors, who are changing the world from New England. NEID regularly gathers this community and provides a platform for learning and exchange to help increase the quantity and impact of international philanthropy originating from New England. Through networking, educational opportunities and information sharing NEID is sparking donor engagement and collaboration.
Our members collectively distribute tens of millions of dollars around the globe each year. Being part of this diverse community leads members to exciting possibilities. Over 50 percent or our members collaborate with each other on a philanthropic project, and nearly 30 percent are now funding a project or sector they learned about through NEID. Within the NEID community assumptions are challenged, new financial commitments are made, and friendships are deepened to personally sustain this work to bring greater equity, justice and compassion to our world.
NEID is a project of The Philanthropic Initiative’s Center for Global Philanthropy and guided by a vibrant Steering Committee of nine diverse experienced funders. Together they are committed to working with and for the community’s members – making individual connections and introductions, helping groups grapple with difficult questions, and providing resources to further philanthropic and personal interests.
Since 2008, NEID has successfully brought donors together through networking and educational events around the topics that New England’s global donors care about most. To learn about our work, visit the About Us section.