The Boston Foundation is pleased to announce the full roster of 2019 Live Arts Boston grantees. Read more.

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Business Equity Fund

The Business Equity Fund provides critical expansion capital to successful minority-owned businesses, creating opportunities and expanding community economies. 
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"For many of these organizations, the Boston Foundation is a committed partner who was ‘There at the Beginning,’ and we are proud to continue our support..."

- Paul Grogan, President and CEO, The Boston Foundation

Upcoming Events

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Rebuilding Confidence in Our Private Institutions of Higher Education

Please join the Boston Foundation, Department of Higher Education Commissioner Carlos Santiago and Board of Higher Education Chair Chris Gabrieli for a forum that will feature the findings of a report from the Working Group that they convened to address the challenges facing private colleges and their students.

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2018 Patrick Prize presentation
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5th Annual Deval Patrick Prize for Community Colleges

The annual prize event recognizes innovation and business partnerships in the Massachusetts Community College system; event will also feature the release of a new report on community college internships. The convening begins at 3 p.m., and the prize announcement will follow at 5:00 p.m.

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Changing Faces of Greater Boston

Changing Faces of Greater Boston tells the fascinating story of our region's evolving racial and ethnic diversity. The result of a remarkable partnership between Boston Indicators and the ethnic research institutes at UMass Boston, the report explores how a global wave of immigration is bringing Boston back to its roots as a city of immigrants.

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2019 Boston EdTalks

Join us live at WBUR's brand-new CitySpace for a night of powerful sharing by some of Greater Boston's most-talented educators, as they present TED-style talks on pedagogy, classroom and school management, and the personal side of teaching in Greater Boston in 2019. Register today for the 8th Annual Boston EdTalks.

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Recent Reports

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Report | Jobs and Economic Development

The Catapult Papers: Essays on the Future of Workforce Development

This compilation of the four-part Catapult Papers series, with commentary from Paul Grogan and JVS Boston CEO Jerry Rubin, explores the necessary changes JVS and other organizations have made to become "Next Gen workforce organizations" that can support employers and workers and create scalable models in a tight labor market.

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Video | Jobs and Economic Development

The Catapult Papers: Essays on the Future of Workforce Development

At the release of a new series of papers on the next generation of workforce development, panelists worked to unpack the challenges and opportunities a tight labor market provides for workforce development, and the tools and strategies smart organizations are already using.

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Eileen McAnneny presents at the Grade Incomplete forum

Video | Education

Grade Incomplete: Understanding Boston Forum

In a highly engaging Understanding Boston forum, community college funding took center stage. The Boston Foundation and Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation presented an examination of the fate of the Massachusetts' community college performace funding formula, and college presidents and the audience joined in a vibrant discussion of funding, private support and the opportunities and challenges facing the 15-campus system.

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Video | Civic Leadership

Census 2020 Explained

An October 24 forum for the release of the new Boston Indicators report "Census 2020, Explained" highlighted the critical importance of an accurate Census for Massachusetts, and featured an interesting conversation with the regional director for the US Census.

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