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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.

Supporting the People of Orlando

The Boston Foundation, including our staff, board, donors, and community partners, join with the people of Orlando, Florida in mourning the victims of the horrific mass shooting that took place on June 12th. If you’d like to learn more about how you can support the communities affected by this tragedy, please see the links below:

  1) The Central Florida Foundation has created the Better Together Fund to support: nonprofits that are supporting the victims and families; the LGBTQ, Hispanic, faith and other affected communities; underlying causes of this tragic event (not related to policy or advocacy); and other needs that cannot be anticipated until we face them.

  2) The City of Orlando has created the OneOrlando Fund to give funds directly to victims and their families.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Boston Foundation’s Donor Services team with any questions.

Nepal Earthquake Relief

Click here to learn about the variety of efforts underway to support the people of Nepal after the devestating earthquake that struck on April 25, 2015. 

New Tool to Help Maximize Your Philanthropy

The Boston Foundation, along with two other community foundations and The Philanthropic Initiative, have created a free, interactive resource to help people who give to charitable causes to understand more about how to maximize their philanthropy.  Read more...

Advisor Xpress

If you have any difficulty using Advisor Xpress, please email or call Carmen Denyes at (617) 338-2676.

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.

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Recent Press Releases

Boston Foundation announces $150,000 grant to Boston Public Schools
Date: December 17, 2015
The Boston Foundation announced its quarterly discretionary grants after a meeting of the Foundation Board of Directors on Thursday. The Board approved $2,382,500 in single and multi-year discretionary grants to be paid out beginning in December 2015. Of the 24 grantees for the quarter, three are receiving multi-year funding support.
Affordable housing supply not keeping up with population growth and demand
Date: November 13, 2015
The cost of new construction in Greater Boston has gotten so high and is growing so rapidly that the region is at risk of spiraling in a permanent housing deficit, according to The Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2014-2015: The Housing Cost Conundrum.

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The Donor Solutions Center

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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 Golden Dome photo 2016 Over the last 15 years, the Boston Foundation has become a major civic leader for Greater Boston and our region—with crucial support from the Civic Leadership Fund. The Foundation and its many partners in the business and nonprofit communities—as well as numerous public officials—have had a real impact on a series of issues that are critical to the economic competitiveness and civic health of Greater Boston.


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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.