Investing in Nonprofits
Vision 2020:
The Boston Foundation's five-year strategic vision
Making grants that are helping
Greater Boston residents thrive...


Learn about how the Boston Foundation invests in nonprofits
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Don't just give. Solve.
Creating systemic change
Measuring your philanthropy
by impact created, not dollars given.
What do you want to solve next?
Two generations
What Will
You Be Doing
in 100 Years?
Changing lives
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to meet the most pressing needs of our time…
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Our Objectives

We work with donors to increase the impact of their giving and, using our own resources, programs and activities, support thriving people and vibrant places with a strategic focus on:
Don't just give. Solve.

A certain kind of philanthropist comes to us. Generous and pragmatic. As with their business dollars, they hold their charitable dollars accountable. They expect an ROI, measured in human good achieved.

We welcome these men and women because, like them, we measure philanthropy by impact created, not just by dollars given. We use charitable asset management, grant making and policy leadership to drive systemic change, helping donors to not just tackle problems, but to solve them. What do you want to tackle next?

We can help.

Coming Soon

The Boston Foundation is very pleased to announce that in the coming weeks we will be launching a new online donor portal. We will be upgrading to a donor portal that will have a fresh look and feel, and will offer a much more intuitive and user-friendly experience. More information to come, including exact timing.

The Boston Foundation is...