Learn about the Open Door Grants program at the Boston Foundation and the application process ahead of the August 1, 2019 deadline.Read more
"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..."
Ubiquitous low wages often mask the uneven playing field faced by current and prospective early educators. What does the latest research tell us about the impact of this wage disparity, and how might we develop strategies for disrupting these inequities?
The 2019 Greater Boston Housing Report Card analyzes the relationship of housing production to residential racial segregation, and assesses how presumed best practices at the municipal level may impact the volume and nature of housing production.
The Boston Foundation's Open Door Grants program supports dozens of Greater Boston nonprofits each year, with renewable grants of up to $50,000. Applications are accepted twice each year, with deadlines of August 1 and February 1.
This new fund, starting by active members of the Boston music and performing arts scene, is looking to support "creative youth development organizations" that connect young people to the arts. Register for info sessions and learn more about the program from the main Shout Syndicate Fund page.
A new report from Boston Indicators and the Greater Boston Immigrant Defense Fund explores the impact of changes to federal immigration policies on legal immigration channels for thousands of immigrants and their families in Massachusetts.Download the report
The 8th Annual Boston Opportunity Agenda Report Card examines how Boston public school, charter and Catholic school students are performing on key metrics from early childhood through college. New this year: an examination of how ready Boston high school graduates are for postsecondary work.Download the report
Producer in partnership with children's HealthWatch, this report demonstrates how enacting policies to reduce child care costs and raise the Earned Income Tax Credit, among others, can be a powerful complement to lowering housing costs to reduce family homelessness and improve health.Download the report
The Boston Foundation partnered with the Rennie Center for this exploration of the practices that are increasing college and career readiness at the Edward M. Kennedy Academy of Health Careers, winner of the 2018 Pozen Prize for Innovative Schools.Download the report
A large crowd gathered at the Edgerley Center to hear from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and take in a summary from Boston Indicators of how a growing number of restrictions on legal immigration are affecting thousands of lives and families.View video
The new WBUR CitySpace served as the perfect setting for the 2019 Boston EdTalks, a series of brilliant presentations by Boston-area educators on the challenges, opportunities and rewards of life in and around the classroom.View video
A capacity crowd filled the Edgerley Center as researchers from Boston Indicators, UMass Boston and the UMass Donahue Institute rolled out new research on the rapid demographic change in Greater Boston - and a panel of local leaders reacted.View video
The Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education and Board Chair led a discussion of what plans are in place to manage the challenging times for small private colleges and their students - and laid out a framework for accountability and support.View video
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.View video