Boston Foundation, Inc.

As Greater Boston’s community foundation, the Boston Foundation devotes its resources to building and sustaining a vital, prosperous city and region, where justice and opportunity are extended to everyone.

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$897,130,148 - 2007-06-30


$92,856,047 - 2007-06-30

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Recent News from Boston Foundation

Community Foundation announces grants
Foundation: Boston Foundation, Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

NEW BEDFORD -- The Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts offers a unique vehicle for donors who are committed to a cause and want to support innovative and effective work by local...more

Foundation Awards Grants To Area Non-Profits
Foundation: Boston Foundation

The Polaroid Fund, founded in 2008 in partnership with The Boston Foundation and Acushnet Foundation Fund, seeks to enhance the skills and education of the Greater New Bedford Workforce. This year,...more

Why Is This Giant Community Foundation—and its Leader—So Controversial?
Foundation: Boston Foundation, Foundation Source, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Ford Foundation, New York Community Trust

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation may be the most intriguing—and confusing—institution in philanthropy today. ..... to connecting these two worlds and called for a “new kind of...more

New research highlights racial leadership gap in Massachusetts nonprofit sector
Foundation: Boston Foundation

The Boston Foundation, Greater Boston's community foundation, is one of the largest community foundations in the nation, with net assets of more than $1 billion. In 2017, the Foundation and its...more

Boston Foundation announces nearly $800000 in grants for Year 2 of Live Arts Boston
Foundation: Barr Foundation , Boston Foundation

The Boston Foundation, with support and partnership from the Barr Foundation, has awarded 65 project grants to performing artists, groups and small producers and presenters across Greater Boston as...more

Steve Cohen Funds Mobile Food Pantry: Philanthropy Tracker
Foundation: Boston Foundation

Starting this month, a mobile food pantry will roll into the same Stamford, Connecticut zip code as Steve Cohen's Point72 Asset Management. A $400,000 grant from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen...more

65 creative artists share nearly $800000 in Live Arts Boston grants
Foundation: Boston Foundation

Nearly 900 artists received direct compensation for their work from grant recipients. “Live Arts Boston is living proof that organizations such as the Boston Foundation believe in the healing...more

What role can community foundations play in achieving the SDGs?
Foundation: Boston Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Ford Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO — Last week, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation announced it now has $13.5 billion in assets. That makes it worth more than the Ford Foundation, with an endowment outranked only...more

New Worcester arts initiative receives $500K from Boston foundation
Foundation: Barr Foundation , Greater Worcester Community Foundation

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation is one of five Massachusetts organizations to each receive $500,000 from the Barr Foundation. Combined, the $2.5 million in funding is creating a program...more

The boston foundation open door grants
Foundation: Boston Foundation

Open Door Grants are made to nonprofits that are not directly aligned with the Greater Boston nonprofits often ask us about how to write a competitive, compelling grant proposal that best positions...more

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Facebook Launches ‘Donate’ Button, Gives Philanthropy New Meaning

Facebook Launches ‘Donate’ Button, Gives Philanthropy New Meaning
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