In 2001, Charles Ansbacher founded Boston Landmarks Orchestra with the vision of offering free great music to audiences that transcend ethnic, economic and cultural boundaries. The Boston Foundation was “there at the beginning” with a grant that helped bring the dream to life. Today, the Boston Foundation and the Charles Ansbacher Foundation are keeping the dream alive through the Free for All Fund at the Boston Foundation.
Through this endowed fund within the Permanent Fund for Boston, qualifying nonprofit organizations may receive up to $7,500 in flexible, project-specific funds to create free and open-to-the-public classical musical performances for Greater Boston audiences.
Through grants over the past five years, free concerts across Boston’s diverse neighborhoods have ranged from intimate chamber music in homeless shelters, farmers markets and medical facilities to “pop-up” concerts in restaurants and a fully staged opera in Dorchester. The Boston Foundation looks forward to growing this tradition of support for the arts and the people of Boston.