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James H. Burnett III
Director of Public Relations
(617) 338-3890

Recent News

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Stock gift among largest in Boston Foundation history
Date: January 11, 2017
The Boston Foundation, Boston’s 101-year-old community foundation and the first such organization in the nation to issue grants to nonprofits, has announced that it will receive a donation that is expected to be about $28 million, among the largest single donations ever made to the Foundation.
Boston Foundation makes four emergency grants to organizations that work to protect and support immigrants and other marginalized
Date: December 16, 2016
In light of recent news reports of tensions over immigration and vitriol directed at Muslims, immigrants to the United States, and members of the LGBTQ community, the Boston Foundation has announced four emergency funding distributions through its Open Door Grants program.

Upcoming Events

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Arts Are a Public Good: What Boston Can Learn From Other Cities to Secure and Sustain Dedicated Public Funding for Its Arts Sector
Date: February 01, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: The Boston Foundation, 75 Arlington Street, 10th floor, Boston

A Boston Foundation 2016 report on Arts funding revealed that Boston receives the lowest level of government funding for the arts per capita when compared with 10 other cities nationally.  Join us for an opportunity to hear directly from national arts leaders, hailing from the report's comparison cities, as they share stories and lessons learned from recent advocacy efforts that have allowed their communities to secure and maintain robust public funding and support for the arts, and what the increase in support has meant for their communities.