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Welcome to the Boston Foundation Community Center.  Here you will find news, information about upcoming events and the most recent post from the City of Ideas blog.

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Active Bodies, Active Minds: A Case Study on Physical Activity and Academic Success in Lawrence, Massachusetts
Date: January 15, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: The Boston Foundation, 75 Arlington Street, 10th Floor, Boston
Join us for the release of a case study by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University on the relationship between physical activity and academic success among elementary and middle school students in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
The Shape of the City and the release of the 2015 Boston Indicators Project Report
Date: January 27, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: The Boston Foundation, 75 Arlington Street, 10th floor, Boston

Please join Boston Foundation President & CEO Paul S. Grogan and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh for The Shape of the City, a Boston Foundation Centennial event, and the release of the 2015 Boston Indicators Project Report.  Raj Chetty, MacArthur "Genius" Fellow and Bloomberg Professor of Economics at Harvard University, will provide a keynote address on Income Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility.  

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Four projects to share $100,000 in prizes in Collaborate Boston competition
Date: November 21, 2014
The Boston Foundation today announced the four $25,000 winners of Collaborate Boston prizes for 2014. The awardees were selected from 11 finalists by a panel of business, civic, philanthropic and community leaders, and were announced during the Boston Foundation’s 2014 Annual Meeting, which was held November 20 at the Boston Foundation offices.
Statement from Boston Foundation President and CEO Paul Grogan on the passing of former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino
Date: October 30, 2014

The staff and donors of the Boston Foundation express their deep sadness today at news of the death of former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino.

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Supporting Our Work

The Civic Leadership Fund Female student portrait photo The Civic Leadership Fund supports the Foundation’s role as a civic hub where information, knowledge, resources and influence come together for the greater good of our region.  This crucial fund helps us tackle some of our region’s most serious challenges through a wide range of activities.

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At the heart of everything the Boston Foundation has done over the last century—every grant it has made, every innovation it has supported, every cause it has championed—is its endowment, the Permanent Fund for Boston.  Established through bequests left by hundreds of visionary and forward-thinking Bostonians since 1917, this essential fund fuels all of the Foundation’s work and provides the resources that have sparked positive change and enabled new ideas.