Don't just give. Solve.
Creating systemic change
Measuring your philanthropy
by impact created, not dollars given.
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Innovation Economy
1% Boston
in the
Forging active partnerships to help
close the income inequality gap.
Learn more about Pledge 1% Boston
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Next Steps for
Boston Dance
A partnership between the
Boston Foundation and the Aliad Fund
Providing support to Greater Boston
choreographers creating original work.
Learn more about this new grants program
Live Arts Boston
Live Arts
Responding to the
needs articulated by
Boston's arts community
Providing critically needed, flexible, project-specific
grants to Greater Boston’s performing artists
Learn more and submit an application

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:
Statement from the Boston Foundation

Like many Americans, we have been transfixed and disturbed by recent events.  In a very real sense, the Boston Foundation and other community foundations across America were created to support immigrants, and that has been a large part of our mission since 1915.  We have always funded the work of organizations that help immigrants and refugees acclimate and feel welcomed into our community.  In November of last year, we responded to the anxiety following the election by providing emergency grants to CAIR-MA, the Irish International Immigrant Center and the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition.  Now we are considering other investments in this important work.  As a community, we must stand together in this time of uncertainty to voice our deep concern and reaffirm our values.

The Boston Foundation is...