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September 8th, 2014
Source: The Boston Globe
The Boston Foundation’s assets have passed the $1 billion mark, after a year of strong investment gains and a record $112 million in grants made to charities. The 99-year-old community foundation also recorded its second-best year of raising money, as donors sent it $112 million during the fiscal... More »
August 28th, 2014
Source: AGM Blog
How would you feel about going sock-less for a week when you hadn’t planned your wardrobe for that situation? More »
August 21st, 2014
Source: AGM Blog
You may have heard recently about the America Gives More Act (H.R. 4719), a bill that passed in the House of Representatives in July. This bill brings together five tax provisions (described below) related to philanthropy. Associated Grant Makers joins The Forum of Regional Associations of... More »
August 19th, 2014
Source: AGM Blog
A new state tax credit taking effect in 2014 provides foundations, individuals and corporations with an unprecedented opportunity to deepen the impact of their philanthropy.  The Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC)  is designed to encourage individuals, companies, foundations, and others to... More »
August 14th, 2014
Source: AGM Blog
In follow-up to “Big Impact, Small Cities”, a program presented by AGM in MetroWest in September 2012, we recently came across this article of interest. More »
June 27th, 2014
Source: AGM Blog
The Paramount Center hosted over a sold-out crowd of grantmakers and foundation leaders at AGM's 45th Annual Meeting last Wednesday. More »
April 24th, 2014
Source: Wall Street Journal
More philanthropists are choosing to donate all of their foundations' assets within their lifetimes. About 50 years ago, only 5% of the total assets of America's largest 50 foundations were held by spend-downs. In 2010, that number had risen to 24%, according to Bridgespan Group in Boston. More »
March 26th, 2014
Source: AGM Member News
Massachusetts has maintained the high levels of health insurance coverage and access that were achieved by the state's groundbreaking 2006 reform law, but the cost of care continues to remain a significant burden, especially for low- and middle-income individuals and families. More »


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