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.

Assets and Giving for Boston Foundation


2019 - 1,270,928,403
2018 - 1,235,098,746
2017 - 1,092,767,243
Domestic Grants

2019 - 150,647,466
2018 - 125,379,816


Recent News from Boston Foundation

Geeta Pradhan: Inspired by Everyday Struggling People, She Leads $60 Million Endowment ...
Foundation: Boston Foundation, Cambridge Community Foundation

Geeta Pradhan is the president of the Cambridge Community Foundation in Massachusetts, and in 2024 she'll become the state's outstanding woman of the year. That's thanks to her work to fight...more

Kush Groove Dispensary Collaborates on a Community Mural Project in Cambridge, Ma
Foundation: Boston Foundation

If you live in Cambridge, Mass., and like art, you may want to check out a new project in the works. Per a press release, Kush Groove Dispensary is teaming up with local artist Rich Gomez to...more

The Boston Foundation taps Courtney Brunson to help tackle the homeownership gap
Foundation: Boston Foundation

Philanthropy & Nonprofits. The Boston Foundation taps Courtney Brunson to help tackle the homeownership gap. Email. Share. Share. Tweet. Unlock...more

Boston Foundation awards $336K to nonprofits supporting LGBTQ+ community
Foundation: Boston Foundation SUBSCRIBER CONTENT: Philanthropy...more

The latest fad in philanthropy is making it much less effective
Foundation: Boston Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

When Bill Gates asked his former wife and ex-wife-turned-philanthropist Mackenzie Scott why she was giving away so much of her husband's fortune, Scott had this to say: "People are most credulous...more

Resilia, Software Provider For Nonprofits, Raises $35 Million - Shoppe Black
Foundation: Boston Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Johnson Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

“This latest investment gets us closer to realizing our vision of democratizing philanthropy by reallocating power over its decision-making...more

Boston's corporate sector needs to step up on arts - CommonWealth Magazine
Foundation: Boston Foundation

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 ...
Foundation: Boston Foundation

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
Foundation: Boston Foundation

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
Foundation: Boston Foundation

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

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Robert Gallucci, President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, writes that philanthropy should at least bolster America’s democracy.

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