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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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Upcoming Events

At this time, the Boston Foundation has resumed some in person events 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.

Recent Reports

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Report | About the Foundation

The 2022 Annual Report: A City Reawakens

The 2022 Annual Report captures the vitality of a city cautiously emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, through the eyes of six photographers and festivals and events in neighborhoods across the city.

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Report | Civic Leadership

Inaugural Boston Climate Progress Report

The Boston Foundation and the Dukakis Center begin a long-term series of biennial reports with a look at how well Boston is reducing emissions and building climate justice and resiliency, and a recommendation of four "big lifts" that would make a major difference.

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Report | Neighborhoods and Housing

2022 Greater Boston Housing Report Card

The 2022 Housing Report Card explores how the pandemic has reshaped, for better and worse, the housing market, and explores in detail how fragmentation and restrictions in our system for allocating subsidized housing keeps many homeseekers from finding available options.

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Recent Forum Recaps

Video | Boston Indicators

Boston Census Briefing: How the Census Affects the City of Boston

Co-Sponsored by Boston Indicators, the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center and Massachusetts Voter Table, the event featured three presentations on the history and importance of data to drive solutions to critical problems, and ongoing efforts to ensure that Census data now and heading toward Census 2030 reflects a complete count of residents.

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Video | Civic Leadership

Boston Climate Progress Report 2022

Held in conjunction with the release of the first in a series of biennial report cards on the state of the city in a changing climate, our virtual forum dug in on the barriers to change, and highlighted where Boston can continue to be a world leader in climate response

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Video | Asian Community Fund

Presenting the Voices of the AAPI Business Community

Before a sizeable and thoroughly engaged online audience, the Asian Business Empowerment Council (ABEC) made its programmatic debut with a lively forum designed to elevate the voices of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) business community.

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Video | Neighborhoods and Housing

2022 Greater Boston Housing Report Card

The 2022 Greater Boston Housing Report Card was released at TBF's first in-person forum in over two years. 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 was followed by a panel discussion of experts, each with a unique perspective on the interwoven housing access inequities.

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