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Our New Pathway

In partnership with community, we seek to repair past harm and build a more equitable future.

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Civic Leadership at TBF

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The Summer 2022 issue of TBF News was mailed to our community members and is also now available online. Visit our sign up page to subscribe or receive invitations to our events and more.

Upcoming Events

At this time, the Boston Foundation is planning to resume some in person events this fall while continuing an extensive schedule of online events. Event listings will indicate whether events are in person or virtual. For videos of select past forums and webinars, explore our Events page.

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Advancing Equity for Birthing Families: A Public Town Hall

Racial and ethnic inequities in maternal health continue to persist in the United States, with Black and Native individuals experiencing the worst outcomes, even after adjusting for socioeconomic factors. Vital Village Networks, in partnership with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Ariadne Labs, and with the support of the Boston Foundation, has spent the last six months bringing together a coalition aiming to transform the support structures needed for families to welcome little ones into their lives. During this Town Hall we will present an update on the work accomplished with the design team and invite members of the public to provide input and guidance on the future direction of this work.

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A Virtual Conversation About Building a Stronger and More Equitable Boston

Join us for a conversation with our President and CEO M. Lee Pelton and American historian and journalist Jill Lepore. The Foundation's Annual Campaign for Civic Leadership relies on the support and interest of donors who care deeply about civil society, and Dr. Lepore's focus on the fragility of democracy and the ways in which national historical trends influence our efforts to build a more equitable Greater Boston will provide for a timely and important conversation.

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Research Opportunity

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Request for Proposals: Massachusetts Wealth Survey

The Boston Foundation is partnering with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Boston Fed) to conduct a survey of wealth inequality across Massachusetts. We are soliciting proposals from survey firms for testing, sampling, and implementing the survey.

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Recent Reports

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Report | COVID 19 Response

COVID 19 Response Fund Impact Report

This report strives to capture the scope and timeline of the COVID-19 Response Fund's work, and the lessons we have learned over the past two years that are helping us reshape our work with community leaders and nonprofits as we venture out on Our New Pathway, TBF's new strategic plan.

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Report | The Boston Opportunity Agenda

Boston Opportunity Agenda Tenth Annual Report Card

The tenth annual edition of the Boston Opportunity Agenda report card finds that the pandemic had a significant impact on a number of key education indicators from early childhood to college graduation rates, but the level of impact varied between levels

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Recent Forum Recaps

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SkillWorks Fellowships: Solutions & Design Lab for Workforce Innovation

SkillWorks and the Boston Foundation launched the inaugural cohort of the SkillWorks Fellowship Solution & Design Lab for Workforce Innovation and introduced the first round of SkillWorks Fellows, followed by a discussion moderated by President & CEO, Dr. Lee Pelton, on the future of workforce and economic equity.

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