Don't just give. Solve.
Creating systemic change
Measuring your philanthropy
by impact created, not dollars given.
What do you want to solve next?
Next Steps Photo credit Melissa Blackall
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
Innovation Economy
1% Boston
in the
Forging active partnerships to help
close the income inequality gap.
Learn more about Pledge 1% Boston

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.

Helping Haitians Rebuild After Hurricane Matthew

Haiti HurricanePlease read the response of the Haiti Development Institute at the Boston Foundation’s to the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti to learn how you can help.

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