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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
Help us build the Permanent Fund for Boston
to meet the most pressing needs of our time…
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Taking on
Critical Issues
The Civic Leadership Fund

Civic leadership that focuses on health, education
and other serious challenges...

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Responding, Seeding,
Changing
Approaching Our Centennial
In 2015, we will celebrate 100 years of responding to need, seeding innovation and changing the game…
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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 but 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.

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