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Equity, Justice and COVID-19

With a special response fund and working in partnership with donors, nonprofits, philanthropy and others, we join Greater Boston in taking on the inequities made evident by COVID-19 and the movement for racial justice.

What We Do COVID-19 Response Fund

Civic Leadership at TBF

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh
Powered by donors, our convenings, research and ongoing policy work are made possible by the Annual Campaign for Civic Leadership.
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Stories from the community

Yi Chin Chen, Executive Director of Friends of the Children Boston
Visit 'City of Ideas' blog for stories of nonprofits and leaders playing a key role addressing equity issues and fighting against COVID-19
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Upcoming Events

At this time, the Boston Foundation has postponed all in-person meetings and public events until further notice. We have moved all of our programming to online platforms through at least March 2021. As new online events are scheduled, they will be posted here. For videos of select past forums and webinars, go to our Events page.

A photo of Amanda Cage; she's standing with her arms crossed, smiling, wearing a blue and white shirt and white framed glasses. A photo of Andre Green: he's standing, hands folded at his waist. He's wearing a black blazer and a purple shirt, thin black framed glasses, smiling.
Vitas mori. Albus orexiss ducunt ad gabalium. Ubi est altus nomen? Liberi de castus bubo, pugna species! Persuadere diligenter ducunt ad bi-color barcas.

Changing Leadership in a Changing World: A Conversation with Andre Green & Amanda Cage on the Future of Workforce Development & Equity

Please join the Boston Foundation and SkillWorks for an introduction to Andre Green and a discussion about the future of workforce development with an explicit focus on racial equity. This virtual event will feature a conversation with Amanda Cage, President and CEO of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions.

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Racially diverse students of varying genders standing in a row, smiling.
Vitas mori. Albus orexiss ducunt ad gabalium. Ubi est altus nomen? Liberi de castus bubo, pugna species! Persuadere diligenter ducunt ad bi-color barcas.

A Conversation About Equity and Cultural Wealth: Preparing Employers for Community College Interns

Community colleges in Massachusetts educate more students than the rest of the state's public higher education system combined. Yet, their students are frequently overlooked for internships, which can open the door to successful careers. Please join the Boston Foundation and Bunker Hill Community College for a conversation about the assets, competencies, and cultural wealth these students bring to their internships, and the changes in practices employers should implement to support them more equitably and effectively.

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In Case You Missed It...

Recent Reports

Recent Forum Recaps

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Video | Racial Equity

COVID's Impact on Greater Boston's Asian Communities

COVID-19 has made evident a number of major challenges facing the region's fast-growing Asian and Pacific Islander communities, and has also highlighted some of the important differences between them. At this first-ever forum sponsored by the Asian Community Fund, we explored the data and heard from nonprofit leaders about the issues keeping many Asians from accessing needed help and resources.

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Video | Neighborhoods and Housing

Zoned Out: Why Massachusetts Needs to Legalize Apartments Near Transit

Boston Indicators and Brookings roll out a new idea that could make it possible to create thousands of more affordable housing units within a half mile of commuter rail stations. But as noted in the discussion, the promising concept faces some difficult challenges to become reality.

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A large number of people standing in line outside - all wearing masks - at a food bank.

Video | Health and Wellness

The State of Hunger: Before & Since the Pandemic

The Boston Foundation presents an updated look at food insecurity before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, with new research from Boston Indicators, Project Bread and CHildren's HealthWatch, and a keynote from Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley.

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