Your Vision. Our Experience.
We will marry your aspirations and passion for giving with our deep understanding of the important issues facing our community in order to achieve the results that matter.
We will work with you to design a philanthropic plan that reflects your vision and your goals.
Whether you are just beginning your philanthropic journey or possess a high level of clarity and sophistication, we strategically tailor solutions to serve you and create positive change for the causes you care about.
We also offer enhanced services through The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI), an internationally recognized provider of philanthropic consulting, which merged with the Boston Foundation in 2012. Operating as a business unit of the Boston Foundation, TPI designs, implements and evaluates customized philanthropic strategies and programs for individuals, families, foundations, and companies looking to maximize the impact of their giving.
Every donor arrives at the Boston Foundation with a unique story, vision or goal. A broad selection of funds offers a host of opportunities to meet your unique needs. If you would like assistance in determining the best type of fund for you, please email the Director of Development
or call (617) 338-1218.
In a time when philanthropy is more important than ever, we can help you design a giving program that’s right for you—so that your passions and interests can direct your giving. Our knowledgeable staff serves as a liaison with charities close to home and far away—lending expertise on a wide range of issues and helping you measure the impact of your giving.
We offer many ways to incorporate charitable giving into your estate planning—and we can help you decide which type of gift is right for you. Planned and legacy giving through the Boston Foundation is an excellent way to establish a charitable legacy through a fund of your choice, while helping you realize significant financial and tax benefits.
The Boston Foundation has an entire department that is dedicated to working closely with our donors to make their philanthropy as effective and fulfilling as possible. Our staff will sit down with you to discuss your ideas, your values – and the issues that are most important to you.
The Boston Foundation works closely with Greater Boston’s professional advisors to customize charitable solutions for their clients—in the process combining their client’s vision with our experience in philanthropy and financial management.
From James Longley, and his bequest of $4 million in 1915, to today’s diverse groups of individuals, families, foundations and corporations, Boston Foundation donors have immeasurably strengthened the Greater Boston community – while fulfilling their own charitable goals. Meet some of our current donors and hear from some of our professional advisors and learn why they chose the Boston Foundation as their partner in philanthropy.
Learn the different ways you can make a gift to or through the Boston Foundation. You also may use your credit card to make a secure contribution to any of our listed funds. Contributions to a Donor Advised Fund, Designated Fund or other funds not listed can be made using the General Form.