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Announcing Our New President and CEO

Dr. M. Lee Pelton will replace Paul Grogan, who is stepping down after nearly two decades of leading the Boston Foundation into a new era of civic leadership and engagement.
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A Just and Equitable Recovery

See a problem? Take action. That's Monica Cannon-Grant's M.O. Whether it's getting neighbors acquainted, coordinating anti-racism protests, feeding hungry children or whatever is needed to chip away at a problem, she's on it through the organization she founded: Violence in Boston, one of latest nonprofit partners supported by the Foundation's COVID-19 Response Fund.
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Reforming Philanthropy with a Racial Equity Lens

On September 30, Boston Foundation Vice President for Programs Orlando Watkins and Echoing Green President Cheryl Dorsey discussed how racial equity issues are playing out in the philanthropic sector during the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and racial injustice.
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Opportunity, Justice and Philanthropy

In October, The Boston Foundation and the Obama Foundation collaborated on a discussion of how philanthropists must seize this critical moment in history to connect with a new generation of nonprofits and leaders of color.
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The State of Hunger in Massachusetts

The Boston Foundation presented an updated look at food insecurity before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, with new research from Boston Indicators, Project Bread and Children's HealthWatch, and a keynote from Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley.
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Paths to Economic Equity and Affordable Housing

Two reports from the Boston Indicators propose bold solutions to intractable problems: How can Massachusetts provide a minimum standard of income for residents, and how can we leverage transit-rich neighborhoods to create affordable housing for workers?
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The Greater Boston Housing Report Card: Back to Better

For the final installment of the 2020 Greater Boston Housing Report Card, authors explored the policies and supports that could ensure a just, equitable housing system and reduce evictions during and after COVID-19.
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Meeting This Moment: The 2020 Annual Report

For our 2020 Annual Report, we interviewed twenty of Boston's brightest leaders - both seasoned and emerging - about the experiences that have shaped them, and their thoughts on Boston's greatest challenges in the 2020s.
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Live Arts Boston: A Three-Year Review 

With 200 projects funded and nearly $3 million invested directly in local artists since 2017, Live Arts Boston has strived to bring vitality and resources to Boston's independent and emerging performing artists. In October, researchers from Animating Democracy shared their report on the LAB's impact in its first three years.
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There at the Beginning: South Cove Manor

South Cove Manor in Quincy, MA is consistently rated by U.S. News & World Report as one of the "Nation's Top Nursing Homes" and has a 5-star rating from Medicaid and Medicare. The Boston Foundation was "there at the beginning," providing initial funding for their culturally-sensitive work with Asian elders.
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