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.
To get started, call our Donor Line at (617) 338-2213.
We offer a wide range of giving vehicles, including donor advised funds, to help you simplify your giving, increase the impact of your contributions and receive maximum charitable tax deductions.Learn more
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.Learn more
Non-cash gifts such as restricted stock and real estate can be a smart way to maximize your philanthropy. The Boston Foundation can nimbly handle assets and arrangements both simple and complex.Learn more
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.Meet Our Donors
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.Learn more
We help manage giving for individuals, families, corporations and foundations. Discover special Boston Foundation funds and philanthropic initiatives established or pre-vetted by our knowledgeable grant-making and donor services professionals.Learn more
The Boston Foundation offers three separate investment options, so you can select the option (or mix and match) that best matches the time horizon of your charitable giving plans.Learn More
Opening a Corporate Donor Advised Fund at the Boston Foundation provides you with a simple, flexible and effective way to conduct and manage your company giving that is far less time consuming and costly than establishing a corporate foundation.Learn more
Pledge 1% Boston is part of a global movement of innovation economy players who are making support of their communities integral to what they do. A thousand companies in over 30 cities have pledged 1% to nonprofit causes and programs.Learn more
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.Learn more
The Boston Foundation can help your private foundation identify the most worthwhile and proven nonprofits around Boston or across the country—and even abroad. 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.Learn more