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Donors + Giving Opportunities

“When I learned about the Boston Foundation, I knew it was an organization I wanted to be involved with.”

Paris Wallace, Member of Pledge 1% Boston.

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Kate Guedj, Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer

Our work with donors is extremely personal and individualized, but in all cases we offer the full resources of the Foundation, from our deep knowledge of Boston’s needs and key players to a top-notch investment team and  a vibrant network of fellow donors.

We also offer services that can maximize giving through The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI), an internationally recognized provider of philanthropic consulting and management services housed at the Boston Foundation, which works with individuals, families or organizations to define priorities and strategies, implement programs and evaluate success. 

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Donor Services

Our Donor Services team members work closely with you to make your philanthropy as effective and fulfilling as possible. Whether you are just beginning your philanthropic journey or possess a high level of clarity and sophistication, our staff will sit down with you to discuss your ideas, values and the issues most important to you. For more information, call 617-338-1700.

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Giving + Co-investment Opportunities

We help manage giving for individuals, families, corporations and foundations. The Boston Foundation can nimbly handle assets and arrangements both simple and complex. Discover special Boston Foundation funds and other philanthropic initiatives established or pre-vetted by the Boston Foundation’s knowledgeable grant-making and donor services professionals.

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Planned + Legacy Giving

We offer many ways to incorporate charitable giving into your estate planning—and we can help you decide which type of gift is right for you.

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Giving Vehicles

We offer a wide range of giving vehicles to help you simplify your giving, increase the impact of your contributions and receive maximum charitable tax deductions.

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Innovation Economy Philanthropy
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Corporate Philanthropy

Opening a Corporate Fund at the Boston Foundation provides you with a simple, flexible and effective way to conduct and manage your business's giving that is far less time consuming and costly than establishing a corporate foundation.

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Pledge 1% Boston 

Pledge 1% Boston is part of a global movement of startups and other innovation economy players who are making support of their communities integral to what they do. A thousand companies in more than 30 cities have already pledged 1% to nonprofit causes and programs.

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The Philanthropic Initiative

The Philanthropic Initiative, a distinct unit of the Boston Foundation, also offers customized philanthropic consulting services to donors and foundations looking to increase the impact of their giving.

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Investment Options

The Boston Foundation offers three separate investment options, so you can select the option (or mix and match) to best matches the time horizon of your charitable giving plans.

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Meet Our Donors

Donors come to us at every stage of their philanthropic journey, each with unique goals and priorities. We love to share the many creative ways people turn their resources into community good.

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Private Foundations + International Giving

The Boston Foundation can help your private foundation identify the most worthwhile and proven nonprofits around Boston or across the country—and even abroad. We look forward to inviting you to our public and invitation-only events, provide you with access to cutting-edge research and introduce you to an extended family of donors and civic leaders. 

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Philanthropy Group Team

Julie Smith-Bartoloni
Julie Smith-Bartoloni, Senior Director of Donor Relations
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Pamela B. Hurd
Pamela B. Hurd, Senior Director of Leadership Giving
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Dan Sherman
Daniel Sherman, Senior Director of Donor Services
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Tim Smith
Tim Smith, Senior Director of Innovation Partnerships & Pledge 1%
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Emma Penick, Director of Estate and Gift Planning
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