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Orlando Watkins

Orlando Watkins, Vice President for Programs

The Program Department is committed to making a profound and measurable impact in the Greater Boston community as exhibited in our grant making through the department’s five impact areas, two crosscutting strategies and the Open Door Grants program. We recognize that our aspirations cannot be realized without donning a racial equity lens and valuing all lived experiences in the allocation of our time and resources. I am thrilled to work with the Boston Foundation's passionate and talented team—and our community partners—to make a difference. 
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Funding Opportunities

We support local organizations via discretionary grant making in our five focus areas, two crosscutting strategies and Open Door Grants program.

Funding Opportunities Overview
Nonprofit Effectiveness
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Nonprofit Effectiveness

We seek to support, develop and recognize the nonprofit sector’s leaders and to build the sector’s leadership pipeline.

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Grassroots
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Grassroots

Through programs and grant making, we aim to activate leaders, seed ideas and deepen connections—all at the grassroots level.

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Who We Are neighborhood
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Meet Our Grantees

For a glimpse of the breadth and scope of work our grantees are doing, read about some of the programs and organizations we've supported over the years.

Meet Our Grantees
Edgerley-Center
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Conference Space

We provide free conference space for area nonprofits’ use.  A slideshow of the rooms explains the capacities of available rooms and the use policy.

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CLF
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Forums, Information Sessions and Events

We host events where nonprofit leaders and staff can learn and share knowledge on issues, and network with peers, topic experts and donors.

Upcoming Events

Past Grants

FY18 Q1 FY17        FY16

Impact Area Leadership Team

Jennifer Aronson
Jennifer Aronson, Associate Vice President for Programs
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Elizabeth Pauley
Elizabeth Pauley, Senior Director, Education to Career
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Damon Cox
Damon Cox, Senior Director, Jobs and Economic Development
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Allyson Esposito
Allyson Esposito, Senior Director, Arts and Culture
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Natanja Craig
Natanja Craig, Director, Grassroots Programs
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Nineequa Blanding
Nineequa Blanding, Director, Health and Wellness
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