The Philanthropy Club is a private members’ club for a new generation of philanthropists in London. Inspired by the ancient Greek myth of Prometheus, who brought back fire and optimism to humanity once left in darkness and despair, we are in search of the modern-day Prometheus bringing to the world an innovation for change.
Our members are charitable, creative and connected individuals who come together to drive innovation that brings hope and opportunity, around the globe, to people most in need. They match their skills and resources with impactful endeavours that would not otherwise happen without their philanthropies. We believe we can achieve more together, through effective philanthropy, than we can achieve alone. We support our members in unlocking the potential of the people around them to get involved in a cause close to their hearts and we provide a time and place for members to connect with each other on a meaningful level.
The Philanthropy Club provides a bespoke membership, to support the vision of making the world a better place. Our membership is a giving journey with support every step of the way. We support you to grow your idea, innovation or strategy to make a positive impact.
The Philanthropy Club comprises a dedicated team of successful advisors and professionals with over 60 years collective experience combining world-class insight, understanding of what real impact looks like and genuine compassion.
Jon Kinnell, Chief Executive
Raised and educated in Australia Jon has built a successful career encompassing Charities, Social Enterprise, Ethical and Social Financing and Philanthropy. Working with such diverse organisations from The Co-operative to the Charities Aid Foundation, Jon has enjoyed the privilege of supporting some of the most entrepreneurial and passionate individuals, families, companies and their advisors both in the UK and internationally, in understanding the importance of effective philanthropy and innovative ways for clients to support their causes which matter most. Jon's passion lays in partnerships, knowledge sharing and connectivity. Facilitating and managing sustainable philanthropy programs for his client which achieve long term systemic, social, economic and environmental impact. Jon leads The Philanthropy Club Including its programmes and bespoke advisory services.
Afzaal Mauthoor, International Development
Founder of The Philanthropy Club in 2011, Afzaal is a serial travel entrepreneur and catalyst for emerging philanthropists in London. He’s received several responsible tourism awards, and won the world’s first travel hackathon with a startup idea that he then incubated at Lastminute.com. Advisor to several charities and government tourism bodies, Afzaal leads The Philanthropy Club and members assisting with strategic direction, partnerships including international development.
Matt Fenton, Client Immersion
Matt has helped build several successful social enterprises and travel companies. He believes that travel can be a key driver of social and environmental change, and specialises in helping people step out of their comfort zone. He has led several large travel businesses specialising in events, ski, volunteer travel, experience travel, and sports tours. He has jumped off of the Semuc Champey waterfalls. Twice. Matt is a founding partner of The Philanthropy Club leading on our client immersion experience, fundraising services and field trips.
Keith Perry, Design & Impact
Keith joined the board of The Philanthropy Club to add vision, wisdom and creativity to our club. With over 30 years experience in the design business, he has worked on such prestigious clients as BT, Ford, Green Flag, SAP, AstraZeneca, Marks & Spencer, Microsoft and Lloyd’s of London. He founded No-Nonsense Design over 10 years ago to offer pragmatic, fit-for-purpose design solutions whilst still maintaining a strong element of creative flair.