The Boston Foundation 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.
We support local organizations via discretionary grant making in our five focus areas, two crosscutting strategies and Open Door Grants program.
We seek to build a creative culture that honors all voices and artistic expressions, and gives all Bostonians the opportunity to experience diverse art.
We seek to promote and advance health equity, where everyone has the opportunity to attain their best health regardless of their identity or socioeconomic status.
We seek to ensure that all residents of Greater Boston have a safe, affordable and decent home in healthy, thriving neighborhoods.
We seek to give all residents access to family-sustaining careers and stimulate the growth of generational wealth within historically marginalized populations.
Through programs and grant making, we aim to activate leaders, seed ideas and deepen connections—all at the grassroots level.
To complement our program area–targeted approach, the Boston Foundation distributes a portion of its resources via its Open Door Grants program, which responds to expressed opportunities and needs in the communities we serve.Open Door Grant Guidelines
We provide free conference space for area nonprofits’ use. A slideshow of the rooms explains the capacities of available rooms and the use policy.Learn More