Investment Performance

Quarterly Update as of June 30, 2018

Fund for the 21st Century Strategy

The Boston Foundation offers three separate investment options within the Fund for the 21st Century: Balanced Plus Pool, Balanced Pool and Short-Term Pool.  These three pools allow donors to select the option that best matches the time horizon of their charitable giving plans.  Donors may also customize their asset allocation by investing among all three pools.  The Balanced Plus Pool asset mix is expected to produce the highest long-term investment return.  Accordingly, the Boston Foundation invests its endowment assets in the Balanced Plus Pool.

Review the Boston Foundation Investment Policy.

Chief Investment Officer: George Wilson.
Download a PDF of the most recent Quarterly Update for the 21st Century Fund.

Download a PDF of the most recent performance of each of the four mutual funds that are invested according to Socially Responsible Investing principles:

Total Assets: $1.2 billion as of June 30, 2018.

Investment Performance1 as of June 30, 2018. 

Fund for the
21st Century
Investment Options:

Balanced Plus Pool 1.6% 8.9%  6.5% 7.4% 5.1% 7.3%
Balanced Pool
(est. 2/1/11)
0.8% 6.9% 5.2% 5.9% n/a n/a
Short-term Pool
(est. 1/1/10)
0.8% 1.3% 0.7% 0.4% n/a n/a


65% MSCI A.C.
FTSE World
Bond Index
-0.6% 7.6% 6.4% 6.6% 4.8% 6.8% 
MSCI All Country
World Stock Index
-0.4% 10.7% 8.2% 9.4% 5.8% 8.2% 
S&P 500 Index
2.6% 14.4% 11.9% 13.4% 10.2% 9.3% 
FTSE World
Bond Index
-0.9% 1.9% 2.8% 1.1% 2.1% 3.5% 

1. Average annual returns are shown for periods longer than one year.  Performance is shown net of investment manager fees. Past performance is no indication of future results.

Asset Allocation 63018

For additional information about the Fund for the 21st Century, email George Wilson, Chief Investment Officer, or call (617) 338-1626.


Managers List 63018
For more information on the Boston Foundation and how we work with donors, contact Kate Guedj, Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer