Little girl looking up

Grant Making
Charitable Asset Management
Systemic Change

Boston Foundation Community Center

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.

Advisor Xpress
If you have any difficulty using Advisor Xpress, please email or call her at (617) 338-2686.

In Case You Missed It

If you were unable to attend one of our recent fourms or events, visit our YouTube or UStream sites for webcasts or our Flickr page to see photos.

We welcome your feedback!  Please send any comments to

Upcoming Events

All Events ยป
From Crisis to Opportunity: Child Welfare Reform in Massachusetts
Date: September 11, 2014
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: The Boston Foundation, 75 Arlington Street, Boston, MA

Join us for the release of a report that compares the practices of Massachusetts's Department of Children and Families to similar state agencies across the nation and provides recommendations for reform.

Recent Blog Posts
All Blog Posts

Good things can come in small (grant) packages 0 Comment(s)
Also See...

Recent Press Releases

Boston Foundation announces latest round of Vision Fund small grants
Date: July 02, 2014
The Boston Foundation today announced its latest round of grants from the Vision Fund, a unique small grants program that provides grants of up to $7,500 to support activities that advance the Foundation’s mission and generally have a total project budget of no more than $15,000.
Equality Fund at the Boston Foundation announces $75,000 in grants for LGBTQ organizations
Date: June 05, 2014
The Equality Fund at the Boston Foundation, the first permanent, endowed fund for the benefit of members of the Greater Boston LGBTQ community and their families, today announced its second-ever round of grants – totaling $75,000 – to nine Greater Boston organizations serving the LGBTQ community.

Co-Investment Opportunities

Help the Boston Foundation have an impact by supporting these initiatives.

The Donor Solutions Center

Nigreen McDermott photo

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.

Visit the Donor Solutions Center

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.

The Permanent Fund for Boston Longley-Elisio-photo

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.