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Recent Press Releases

Boston Foundation announces $2.2 million in grants to Greater Boston organizations
Date: March 28, 2014

The Boston Foundation Board approved $1,309,000 in single and multi-year discretionary grants to be paid out beginning in April 2014. 

Boston Indicators Project report, forum explore growth of autonomy in city’s public schools
Date: March 20, 2014

The public school landscape in Boston looks sharply different than it was even five years ago, according to a Boston Indicators Project special report released today in an Understanding Boston forum at the Boston Foundation.  Taking Stock: Five Years of Structural Change in Boston’s Public Schools, takes a broad look at the overall makeup of public schools in Boston to provide a snapshot of how school structures and student performance have been affected by reforms.

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The Donor Solutions Center is for people attracted to the kind of philanthropy that has a real impact on the challenges we face locally, nationally and around the world.  We invite you to learn more about exemplary donors, groundbreaking research and the most innovative thinking in the field.

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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.