The Free for All Fund at the Boston Foundation

Supporting  organizations that bring free classical music to all corners of Boston

Funds Landmarks Orchestra

In honor of conductor Charles Ansbacher

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.

Pamela B. Hurd

Contact Senior Director of Leadership Giving Pam Hurd to learn more about 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.

2018 Free for All Fund Grantees

SMB Trio at Stabilization
Shelter Music Boston Trio at Stabilization. Photo by Shelter Music Boston.
Shelter Music Boston
Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. Photo courtesy of Michael Weymouth.
Atlantic Symphony Orchestra
Spirit 1 musiConnects
musiConnects' Spirit! Photo by Nir Landau.
Boston Baroque. Photo by by Julian Bullitt.
Boston Baroque
Cardamom Quartet. Photo by Cardamom Quartet.
Cardamom Quartet
Convergence Ensemble
Convergence Ensemble. Photo by James Ryan.
Convergence Ensemble
Boston Landmarks Orchestra Dance Carnival
Boston Landmarks Orchestra Dance Carnival. Photo by Michael Dwyer.
Boston Landmarks Orchestra
Guitar Friends
Guitar & Friends presents Son Jarocho Ensemble. Photo by iMn Photography.
Guitar & Friends
A Far Cry
A Far Cry. Photo by Yoon S. Byun.
A Far Cry