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

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

Who's Backing the Nonprofit Investing Directly in Poor Families?
Foundation: Boston Foundation, Friedman Family Foundation, McGregor Fund, Cambridge Community Foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, James Irvine Foundation , Kresge Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, Skillman Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Newman's Own Foundation

Gerena positions FII's approach and results in contrast to government policies and philanthropic efforts built on outdated and misleading stereotypes about the working poor and that don't do enough...more

Polaroid Fund offers $100K for adult education, family literacy programs
Foundation: Boston Foundation, Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

NEW BEDFORD — The Polaroid Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts is making $100,000 available to fund proposals that enhance the skills and education of the Greater New...more

Boston Foundation welcomes IBA CEO Vanessa Calderón-Rosado to Board of Directors
Foundation: Barr Foundation , Boston Foundation

The Boston Foundation, Greater Boston's community foundation, brings people and resources together to solve Boston's big problems. Established in 1915, it is one of the largest community foundations...more

Cape Ann Reads to hit the road
Foundation: Boston Foundation

"A $4,000 grant from the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation will help Cape Ann Reads recognize Cape Ann artists and writers with modest awards, and to pull together a group exhibition that will travel...more

Boston Foundation makes emergency winter grants, urges community support
Foundation: Boston Foundation

With Greater Boston digging out from the first blizzard of 2018 and entering another dangerous cold snap, the Boston Foundation today announced $80000 in emergency grants for housing and homelessness...more

Boston Foundation Awards $2.6 Million in 4Q Grants
Foundation: Barr Foundation , Boston Foundation

The Boston Foundation has announced grants totaling nearly $2.6 million to Boston-area nonprofits. The fourth-quarter grants include $1.7 million in single and multiyear grants to twenty-five...more

Barr Foundation Awards $19.3 Million in 4Q Grants
Foundation: Barr Foundation , Boston Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

The Boston-based Barr Foundation has announced fourth-quarter grants totaling $19.3 million in the areas of arts and creativity, climate, education, cross-program initiatives, and special...more

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