Civic Leadership Fund

With crucial support from our annual campaign for the Civic Leadership Fund, we work with many partners in the business and nonprofit communities, as well as numerous public officials, to have a real impact on issues that are critical to the economic competitiveness and civic health of Greater Boston. We consider this civic leadership—especially bringing together analysts, problem solvers and funders to understand and act on matters of local concern—to be core to our mission.

Key to the Formula: You

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Our Civic Leadership Formula

  • Cutting Edge Research
  • Major Forums and Convenings
  • Strategic, Proactive Grant Making
  • Task Forces and Coalitions
  • Communications and Media
  • Deep Public Policy Work
  • Advancing Legislative Solutions
Thomas Bentley

Contact Leadership Giving Officer Thomas Bentley to learn more about the Civic Leadership Fund.

Boston Foundation research, reports and forums

The Boston Foundation also sponsors Boston Indicators, which provides a comprehensive, constantly-updated body of information about key aspects of life in Greater Boston through groundbreaking reports and a dynamic website.

In fiscal year 2017, the Boston Foundation released some of the most influential reports in its 15 years of civic leadership, each discussed at forums attended by hundreds of stakeholders and engaged citizens and many broadening their reach with extensive media coverage.

Recent reports and videos are listed below.  You can access all of the Foundation’s reports and watch archived videos of forums at News + Insights.

We invite you to join us for upcoming events and forums.

Download a PDF of the Civic Leadership Fund brochure.