The Hyams Foundation operates under a strategic framework centered on justice and equity work, especially in local communities of color in Greater Boston. Here are some details about its accessible approach to philanthropy.
The New Commonwealth Fund is on a mission to tackle systemic racism and the racial funding gap. Its latest grants include a data-driven effort to show how criminal justice policy in the Bay State adversely affects youth of color.
One lesser-known foundation in Massachusetts is also an accessible one for first-time grantseekers: the Mabel A. Horne Fund. Here are some key points about this funder and how to approach it for a grant.
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the High Meadows Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation led by Carl Ferenbach. Here are some top facts to know about its giving.
The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts is an accessible New England foundation. Here are some important things to know about this funder for grantseekers just outside of Boston.
The Haymarket People’s Fund has given money to nearly every major social justice organization in New England since 1974. Here’s a closer look at how this well-established social justice grantmaker operates in the region.
Wyc Grousbeck is a Massachusetts entrepreneur who created his own philanthropic organization. Here's what we know about Grousbeck’s philanthropy and his commitment to the city of Boston.
The Gross Family Foundation concentrates its giving on Boston, Massachusetts. Here are a few things to know about this low-key foundation and how it awards grants throughout the city.
The Gratis Foundation is managed by Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services and has specific geographic limitations. Here are some details about the Gratis Foundation and how it gives in Boston, Massachusetts.
To guide local grantseekers, here are a few things to know about the Boston-based Fuller Foundation, which also awards grants in New Hampshire.
The town of Sandwich, Massachusetts plays host to a local philanthropic organization called the Fund for Sandwich, a town fund administered by the Cape Cod Foundation. Here are some details for nonprofits in the area.
Established in 2020, the NBA Foundation focuses on driving economic opportunity and empowerment in the Black community. We talk to its leadership about how the foundation came about and what it supports.
Through the Harbus Foundation, Harvard Business School students have been giving back to the local community since 1997. Here’s how grants are made and what kinds of nonprofits get funded.
Here are three things to know about the Alfred E. Chase Charity Foundation and its local grantmaking along the North Shore of Massachusetts.
This media giant’s corporate funding arm awards millions of dollars to various regions to address community challenges. We take a closer look.
Citizens Financial Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the U.S., but its Citizens Charitable Foundation focuses on the New England region, especially Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Here are four things to know about its grantmaking.
John Henry is a major mover and shaker in Boston's business world, but he and wife also do a fair amount of local giving through their family foundation. We take a quick look at where grants go.
With a strict focus on New England, the Harvard Pilgrim Health Company is a not-for-profit health services company with philanthropic interests. We look at the insurer's recent grantmaking and new partnership with Tufts Health Plan.
To help grantseekers in Massachusetts get to know the Simeon J. Fortin Charitable Foundation a bit better, here are a few important things to know about this funder’s local giving for cancer research.
As the original GreenLight Fund, GreenLight Boston is an active funder of youth and education in the city. Here are some details about GreenLight Boston and how to approach this grantmaker.
Allen Fletcher is known around Worcester, Massachusetts for a variety of enterprises including real estate and publishing. Here’s a look at his charitable giving through the foundation he created in 1981.
Several philanthropic groups serve the needs of seniors in the Boston area. One such organization is the Charles H. Farnsworth Trust, whose grantmaking strategy prizes supportive housing, arts and culture enrichment and more.
The Falmouth Fund, a fund of the Cape Cod Foundation in Massachusetts, is a good example of a town-specific grantmaker that supports many different needs in a focused and hyper-local way.
We’re seeing a number of efforts to challenge systemic racism and skewed power dynamics within philanthropy. One such effort is underway in Massachusetts, where business executives of color are moving money to BIPOC-led groups.
Here are four important facts Massachusetts grantseekers should know about the Essex County Community Foundation’s local giving.
When crisis struck in 2020, philanthropy responded. But this year has underscored just how much unfinished business the sector has ahead. The Boston Foundation’s Orlando Watkins offers five paths forward.
Here is an overview of how the Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust awards grants in Massachusetts and which types of nonprofits typically receive this funder’s support.
With funding from John Hancock, a Boston-based youth employment program has served more than 5,000 young people over 13 years. Here’s how the city rallied together to provide virtual summer internships amid a raging pandemic.
Here’s what New England grantseekers should know about the Demoulas Market Basket Foundation and how to get in touch about grant opportunities.
After a couple of years of planning and self-reflection, the Nellie Mae Education Foundation recently announced a new grant strategy focused on racial equity and community leadership. Here’s how that shift unfolded.