New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund

The New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund was founded by a coalition of Massachusetts Black and Brown executives for the sole purpose of leveraging our individual and collective power to work together with community organizations to make transformative societal changes by addressing systemic racism and racial inequity in Massachusetts.

Mission and Focus

The mission of the Fund is to provide essential support, resources and thought leadership for uncovering and dismantling systemic racism and all of its various and insidious forms, within institutions in Boston and across the other 350 cities and towns in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The initial focus of the Fund will be to provide resources to initiatives and nonprofit organizations effectively supporting communities of color in the following areas:

  • Policing and Criminal Justice Reform
  • Health Care Equity
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Youth Education, Empowerment, and Civic Engagement

Specific funding decisions will be made by representatives from the Fund’s core leadership group.

For inquiries related to the New Commonwealth Fund, please contact Jocelyn Sargent at 17WqQTseB8aONgEnuf6Paw/7TqMS9LeKUU5qCXbBiVia5TCYfiEhUdKtb91TjtEmv/E5EKBtqJ9IwlwMd4WRSaTpk6Goh8lG+d261O4oU3G8CuEtlOEX5JLa52Mo/HoKLcYYmlnoDnR92PivT5T6hHuN8l/klMDRYjsAzWKHw6gqDEmxU4zK8SlB1KxQD7q91A7Q9NtuGcWkBHLYZ1FSzrl+vIsF03EmjKGfgLbBgTXkqaRbxODYdCqUjYdKi7eFc7+WwL56wQdafu0kf30GM6WfCKNSUNO11YnZYggI260=

Gift Instructions

You may donate to the Fund by credit card using the donation form below.

To donate by check, make your check payable to "Boston Foundation, Inc." with "for The New Commonwealth Fund" in the memo field and mail to: 
The Boston Foundation
Fund Administration
75 Arlington Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02116

To inquire about transferring other types of assets, please contact our Fund Administration office 

Donors may also give to the Fund from their Donor Advised Funds by making a donation to The Boston Foundation and writing "For the New Commonwealth Fund" in the grant purpose.

For wire and bank transfers, click here for a PDF of the Fund gift instructions, or contact our Fund Administration team at (617) 338-2213 or BNywn46EkpA2Dcjn6TaOoNQQDtJZ/pRB64S5Oo+/WQ4EWUaS/MIrP+7ZZhNT797Wh5rjaxhW6PRRst/AjcnA1oFmM/rbaUYH1eP7QtMkO2dUitFm8GR3eG5Qt+X0wjXtLuxm0Fw9nQBgwDZl9TUO2Zt1XRgmc3RimFVgFBDc0xbsJq+f7xy7gkxepDJDU+Xi.

 News About the Fund

July 23, 2020:
The New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund Announces Multi-Million Dollar contributions from Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation and State Street Foundation

 Core Leadership

The core leadership of the New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund includes:

Dominic Blue, Head of Strategic Planning & Delivery, MassMutual
Mo Cowan, President, Global Government Affairs and Policy, General Electric
Pamela Everhart, SVP, Head of Regional Public Affairs & Community Relations, Fidelity Investments
Linda Dorcena Forry, VP of Diversity, Inclusion & Community Relations, Suffolk Construction
Paul Francisco, SVP, Chief Diversity Officer, State Street
Damon Hart, SVP, Deputy General Counsel, Liberty Mutual
Malia Lazu, EVP, Chief Experience and Culture Officer, Berkshire Bank
Fred Lowery, SVP, President Life Sciences and Laboratory Products, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Stephanie Lovell, EVP, Chief Legal Officer, BCBS of Massachusetts
Quincy Miller, President, Eastern Bank
Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, President & CEO, DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and Catalyst Institute
Desiree Ralls Morrison, SVP, General Counsel, Boston Scientific
Valerie Mosley, CEO, Valmo Ventures
Rodney C. Pratt, VP, General Counsel, Converse
Rebekah Splaine Salwasser, Executive Director, Red Sox Foundation
Greg Shell, Managing Director, Double Impact, Bain Capital
Corey E. Thomas, CEO, Rapid7
BJ Trach, Partner and Executive Committee member, Latham & Watkins
Damian W. Wilmot, SVP, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated