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We bring people and resources together to solve Boston’s big problems.

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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

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BOA State of Early Education 2019 cover

Report | The Boston Opportunity Agenda

State of Early Education and Care in Boston

A first of its kind report from the Boston Opportunity Agenda finds significant gaps between supply and demand for quality, affordable childcare and early education programs throughout Boston.

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Scaling Up Success Boston 2019 Interim Report cover

Report | Success Boston

The Story of Scaling Up

Success Boston college coaching has proven an effective support for Boston Public Schools graduates working their way through postsecondary education. A new report from Abt Associates looks at the impact of expanding the program to 1000 BPS graduates per graduating class, and whether the program has had a residual impact on all BPS students' ability to persist.

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Report | Neighborhoods and Housing

Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2019

Our 16th exploration of Greater Boston housing finds that efforts to undo the legacy of redlining have not been enough to fix the region’s housing equity and segregation issues.

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Recent Forums

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Video | Neighborhoods and Housing

Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2019

A full house at the Edgerley Center for Civic leadership explored the implications of local control when it comes to addressing Greater Boston's pernicious housing challenges.

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Boston Ed Talks 2019 group

Video | Education

Boston EdTalks 2019

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.

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Video | Civic Leadership

Changing Faces of Greater Boston: A Symposium

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.

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