The COVID-19 Response Fund has been established to rapidly deploy flexible resources to organizations in Greater Boston that are working with communities that are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus outbreak.Learn more
The 2020 Boston Foundation Annual Report features 20 local leaders, making a difference each day through their work in what has been an unprecedented year for Boston and its people.Download the report
The Boston Opportunity Agenda updates its annual look at the state of early education in Boston, and finds the COVID-19 pandemic has put even greater strain on the sector, reducing the number of available seats and putting current care and the future economic recovery at risk.Download the report
The second edition of the Racial Equity Capacity Builders Directory provides information about more than 100 individuals and organizations that work with nonprofits to support organizational racial equity and DEI efforts.Download the report
A new report from the Building Movement Project, sponsored by TBF and the Barr Foundation, uses a survey of more than 400 nonprofit leaders and employees and a series of focus groups conducted shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic to get perceptions and data on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in the Massachusetts nonprofit sector.Download the report
Educators and researchers take a look at the need for continued investments in civics education in Massachusetts and how a landmark 2018 civics education law is being implemented in schools across Massachusetts.View video
In a 90-minute session, Curdina Hill and Molly Mead walk through the important questions nonprofits should ask as they undertake racial equity and DEI work, and how to find a consultant for the project that's the best possible fit.View video
The Boston Foundation and SkillWorks host a look at how the pandemic of 2020 has turned the workforce development system - and Project Catapult's efforts to support next-gen workforce efforts, in new directions for the post-pandemic world.View video
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the challenges facing childcare providers and parents. But how bad are things, and what can be done? Those were the topics of the Boston Opportunity Agenda's update of its 2019 State of Early Education reportView video
The Equality Fund is now accepting applications from Greater Boston nonprofit organizations that serve and strengthen the LGBTQ+ community. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, 2021 grants will be awarded for general operating support only, rather than our past practice of supporting specific projects. It is anticipated that grants will range from $5,000 to $7,500. Visit the Equality Fund page and application portal to learn more.
The Boston Foundation is pleased to accept applications now for our Open Door Grants program. For 2020-2021, the program has shifted to better support the needs of Greater Boston nonprofits. New grantees will receive two-year general operating support grants totaling $50,000. Review the guidelines and FAQs on the Open Door Grants page, and submit your application by February 1, 2021.
Now in its fifth year, Live Arts Boston supports Greater Boston area artists to test ideas, explore collaborations and build skills in the process of generating original work. LAB provides up to $15,000 in project-specific funds to create, produce or present new performing arts work for Greater Boston audiences.
Serving Cape Ann and Nashoba Valley, the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation provides grants for programs, direct services and new initiatives in the fields of mental health, environmental protection, historic and archival preservation and the arts. Grants range from $2,500 to $12,000.