Jill and Niraj Shah

Donors + Giving Opportunities

“The Boston Foundation is at the epicenter of philanthropy in Boston.”

Jill Shah, shown here with Niraj Shah, Donors to the Boston Foundation’s Campaign for Civic Leadership

We invite you to join us

We know Boston, and that knowledge gives us the unique perspective and calling to bring together ideas, resources and partnerships that can build a city where opportunity meets possibility to achieve equity. We know this work requires deep engagement from philanthropists, thinkers and doers. We invite you to join us.

Three ways to connect with us:

  • Send us an email
  • Call our donor services line at (617) 338-2213.
  • Fill out the form here to sign up for news and events, learn more about our Donor Advised Funds or have someone reach out to contact you.
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Donor Advised Funds

We offer a wide range of giving vehicles, including donor-advised funds, to help you streamline your giving, increase the impact of your contributions and receive maximum charitable tax deductions.

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Annual Campaign for Civic Leadership

Each year, dedicated donors partner with the Boston Foundation to power the research, convenings, advocacy and other elements of our Civic Leadership work that have a real impact on issues that are critical to equity and civic health.

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Planned and Legacy Giving

We offer many ways to incorporate charitable giving into your estate planning—and we have the expertise to help you decide which approaches make the most sense for you.

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Meet Our Donors

We love to share the many creative ways people turn their resources into community good.

Donor Stories

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Investment Options Learn more

The Boston Foundation offers a variety of  investment options, so you can select the options that best match the time horizon of your charitable giving plans.

impact Investing Learn more

Through our Impact Pool and custom opportunities, Boston Foundation donors have multiple avenues through which to explore impact investing.

Noncash Assets Learn more

Non-cash gifts like restricted stock and real estate can be a smart way to maximize your philanthropy. TBF can nimbly handle even the most complex assets and arrangements.

Gift Instructions Learn more
Click here for our latest gift instructions for TBF funds, including information on donating securities, wire transfers and donations of cryptocurrency.

As one of the nation’s first and most impactful community foundations, we have our finger on the pulse of change. We partner with donors, companies and nonprofit organizations to pursue philanthropy that is not only impactful, but values-aligned and fulfilling.