Two weeks ago we shared with you the big news that Pledge 1%, the global movement of 1,000 companies in more than 30 countries that have pledged one percent of their businesses' equity for philanthropy and social change, is coming to Boston.
Well, time flies, and we're just six days away from the launch of Pledge 1% Boston. So we thought it was time you heard from a couple of people whose company was the first in Boston to make the pledge: Adam Martel and Rich Palmer, co-founders of Gravyty.
Back in the spring we shared with you the finalists for this year's Home Funders Innovation Competition. Since then, we've had a winner, and now a new law on the books that should benefit low income Massachusetts residents, property owners, and nonprofits alike.
But first, in case you didn't remember, the Home Funders Collaborative is a group of local (Boston-area) funders that first came together in 2003 to develop strategies to address the unprecedented crisis in affordable housing for very low income families in Massachusetts. The Boston Foundation was one of these founding members.
Hi there, Boston!
It has been a while since we brought you a blog post, but that doesn't mean the Boston Foundation has been sitting on its collective hands.
On the contrary, since that last post, among other things we have:
- celebrated our Centennial and published two history books along the way - one about the birth and evolution of the Boston Foundation and one about 100-plus thriving Greater Boston organizations for which the foundation was "there at the beginning," with seed funding and strategic support, including WGBH and the New England Aquarium;