Colin's Joy Project

Colin seated
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Colin McGrath was taken into heaven on Wednesday, July 25th after a wonderful day in the park.

His life was full of love, laughter, curiosity, and learning. Always playing, singing, dancing, and asking questions, Colin lived every minute of his brief time with us to the fullest. His laughing eyes, beautiful curls, hilarious voice, and sense of adventure will never be forgotten. His smile made everyone's heart happy.

Colin leaves behind his best friend and partner in crime, Sloane. These two spent countless hours on the playground at various parks around South Boston. We pray his spirit lives on in each of us forever.

Colin playground

Since Colin's death, the McGrath family started Colin's Joy Project, which is focused on giving back and creating joy for children and families in Boston. Colin’s Joy Project at the Boston Foundation will be used to make grants that will rebuild local play spaces and fund family-focused programming, particularly for families in need.

To learn more about Colin’s Joy Project, please visit

Checks may be made payable to The Boston Foundation with “Colin’s Joy” in the memo line, and mailed to the attention of Fund Administration, The Boston Foundation, 75 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116. Should you be interested in gifting securities or other assets in support of the fund, please contact Julie Smith-Bartoloni at Jgd0udb9WP0HFDuD2V1ogywjnAC+MWlGDkjoxJyfbdRDZpU6JUpSbJRDglwHftymxS+SAdMnHziUd7TA4KINt8O0FPyZ9qVhA0/L3uEQHPu+VQKEY0tbKmxQrhxuFp7E.