The COVID-19 Response Fund has been established to rapidly deploy flexible resources to organizations in Greater Boston that are working with communities that are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus outbreak.Learn more
Join us for the release of a new research report on the labor market experiences of recent college graduates from the Boston Public Schools. The report examines how well graduates of local four-year colleges and universities are connecting to internships and landing “that good first job” after graduation.
Join us for a conversation for early education leaders with grassroots leaders, health care providers and child care directors, as we explore vaccine hesitancy and what it means for the education community. We will cover historical and current trends, community resources and how to support those who need more information.
The City of Chelsea has been an epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis in Massachusetts. This webinar will focus on the innovative “Chelsea 2021” initiative, a new donor and community partnership aimed at ensuring a just and equitable recovery for Chelsea through deep engagement and enlightened philanthropy.
Join MassINC, the Coalition for an Equitable Economy and the Boston Foundation as we map out the tools, resources and commitments necessary to achieve racial and ethnic parity in business ownership by the end of the decade. We’ll spotlight findings from a new MassINC report, Unleashing the Potential of Entrepreneurs of Color in Massachusetts, hear from leaders and small business owners about how we can come together to help more people of color achieve their business aspirations.
Join community leaders as they share learnings about investing in place and advancing spatial justice. The forum will address the promise and shortcomings of a place-based philanthropic strategy and, ultimately, highlight the role of community leaders in shaping vibrant, resilient, and equitable places.
A web collection and a new report capture some of the impacts and lessons learned of the Place Leadership Network, a year-long pilot bringing together a diverse cohort of place-based organizations to learn, build a network, and work toward creating more equitable spaces in Greater BostonDownload the report
Before COVID-19 forced school closures across Massachusetts, the Boston Foundation partnered with the Rennie Center to conduct a case study of the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School. The case study tells the Banneker’s remarkable story of school improvement and sustained excellence, describing how the school achieves success by creating an environment that celebrates and affirms the culture and identity of every student, family, and staff member.Download the report
The 2020 Boston Foundation Annual Report features 20 local leaders, making a difference each day through their work in what has been an unprecedented year for Boston and its people.Download the report
The Boston Opportunity Agenda updates its annual look at the state of early education in Boston, and finds the COVID-19 pandemic has put even greater strain on the sector, reducing the number of available seats and putting current care and the future economic recovery at risk.Download the report
At this forum on February 24, participants and leaders of the Place Leadership Network effort discussed the power of networked place, the role of places in COVID-19, and the lessons the PLN pilot can teach the field. The participants were also joined by Danya Sherman, whose evaluation of the program has helped shape the major takeaways about how projects like PLN can have an impact, and the ways in which these programs could be built and grow.View video
At a February 22 virtual forum hosted by the Boston Foundation, experts in workforce development and authors of a new report from SkillWorks, National Fund for Workforce Solutions, PolicyLink and Burning Glass Technologies discussed leveraging data in Greater Boston with an eye towards an equitable economic recovery.View video
Educators and researchers take a look at the need for continued investments in civics education in Massachusetts and how a landmark 2018 civics education law is being implemented in schools across Massachusetts.View video
In a 90-minute session, Curdina Hill and Molly Mead walk through the important questions nonprofits should ask as they undertake racial equity and DEI work, and how to find a consultant for the project that's the best possible fit.View video
The Boston Foundation and SkillWorks host a look at how the pandemic of 2020 has turned the workforce development system - and Project Catapult's efforts to support next-gen workforce efforts, in new directions for the post-pandemic world.View video
Serving Cape Ann and Nashoba Valley, the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation provides grants for programs, direct services and new initiatives in the fields of mental health, environmental protection, historic and archival preservation and the arts. Grants range from $2,500 to $12,000.