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Boston's corporate sector needs to step up on arts - CommonWealth Magazine
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Without new sources of funding, this innovation disparity will likely increase. Boston has one of the world's most dynamic economies where...more

HBS Impact Investing Fund Course: An Experiential Education in Social Financing - MBA ...
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This fall, Harvard Business School launched its first Impact Investment Fund Course after a successful pilot in the Spring of...more

It Wouldn't Be Summer Without Boston Landmarks Orchestra
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The six-week concert series showcases a diversity of music and cultures while ... Your string orchestra program at last week's church concerts got the ... and administered by the Mayor's Office of...more

Guerillas Awarded a $15000 Live Arts Boston Grant from The Boston Foundation
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This award will support "I Give You My Home: The Rose Standish Nichols Story", a site specific chamber opera inspired by the life of Rose...more

Racial Equity and Barr's Arts & Creativity Program
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Program Director San San Wong on why centering racial equity is necessary for achieving Barr's Arts & Creativity...more

The Latino Equity Fund Seeks to Raise $10 Million to Invest in Businesses and Organizations
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Evelyn Barahona has been chosen to lead and grow a new philanthropic fund designed to address longstanding inequities in the Massachusetts Latino community—issues that came into sharper focus after...more

Latino Equity Fund Names Evelyn Barahona as First Director
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The Latino Equity Fund (LEF), a unique partnership between local Latino leaders, The Boston Foundation (TBF), and Hispanics in...more

HBS Pilots First Impact Investing Fund
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A team of EC students and faculty are executing the first investment from a new fund focused on BIPOC-owned and led small businesses...more

Bernie Madoff's death recalls a devastating period in Boston philanthropic circles
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Madoff's Boston-area victims were some of the most prominent names in the city's business and philanthropic circles, including the Goldberg...more

A Call for Solidarity and Collective Action: Asian American Philanthropy Letter of Intention | AAPIP
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Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy. As Asian American philanthropic leaders, we are outraged and horrified by the racially...more



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