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Our New Pathway

In partnership with community, we seek to repair past harm and build a more equitable future.

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Civic Leadership at TBF

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Powered by donors, our convenings, research and ongoing policy work are made possible by the Annual Campaign for Civic Leadership.
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The Summer 2022 issue of TBF News was mailed to our community members and is also now available online. Visit our sign up page to subscribe or receive invitations to our events and more.

Upcoming Events

At this time, the Boston Foundation is planning to resume some in person events this fall while continuing an extensive schedule of online events. Event listings will indicate whether events are in person or virtual. For videos of select past forums and webinars, explore our Events page.

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Dialogues on Voter Engagement

We invite you to our first nonpartisan conversation on voter engagement. We will begin with some grounding data on the state of voting in Massachusetts and then move into a panel discussion where we will hear from experts in the field and answer the question: What can we as individuals and institutions be doing to get the vote out?

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A Virtual Conversation About Building a Stronger and More Equitable Boston

Join us for a conversation with our President and CEO M. Lee Pelton and American historian and journalist Jill Lepore. The Foundation's Annual Campaign for Civic Leadership relies on the support and interest of donors who care deeply about civil society, and Dr. Lepore's focus on the fragility of democracy and the ways in which national historical trends influence our efforts to build a more equitable Greater Boston will provide for a timely and important conversation.

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Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2022

Please join us at our first in-person forum in two years, for the release of the 2022 Greater Boston Housing Report Card. This year’s Greater Boston Housing Report Card explores current trends in housing availability as well as barriers to accessing existing subsidized housing. The research presentation will be followed by a panel discussion of experts, each with a unique perspective on the interwoven housing access inequities.

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Request for Proposals: Massachusetts Wealth Survey

The Boston Foundation is partnering with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Boston Fed) to conduct a survey of wealth inequality across Massachusetts. We are soliciting proposals from survey firms for testing, sampling, and implementing the survey.

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Recent Reports

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Report | COVID 19 Response

COVID 19 Response Fund Impact Report

This report strives to capture the scope and timeline of the COVID-19 Response Fund's work, and the lessons we have learned over the past two years that are helping us reshape our work with community leaders and nonprofits as we venture out on Our New Pathway, TBF's new strategic plan.

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Report | The Boston Opportunity Agenda

Boston Opportunity Agenda Tenth Annual Report Card

The tenth annual edition of the Boston Opportunity Agenda report card finds that the pandemic had a significant impact on a number of key education indicators from early childhood to college graduation rates, but the level of impact varied between levels

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Recent Forum Recaps

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Video | Health and Wellness

Advancing Equity for Birthing Families: A Public Town Hall

At a town hall-style presentation, Vital Village Networks, in partnership with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Ariadne Labs, shared their progress to date bringing together a new coalition around increasing equity for birthing familes, and shared some of the powerful stories of why the coalition is needed now.

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Video | SkillWorks

SkillWorks Fellowships: Solutions & Design Lab for Workforce Innovation

SkillWorks and the Boston Foundation launched the inaugural cohort of the SkillWorks Fellowship Solution & Design Lab for Workforce Innovation and introduced the first round of SkillWorks Fellows, followed by a discussion moderated by President & CEO, Dr. Lee Pelton, on the future of workforce and economic equity.

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