Seven years ago, a nascent effort to increase access to quality arts education in Boston began. A small group of leaders from the Barr Foundation, The Boston Foundation, Hunt Alternatives, the Klarman Family Foundation, the Linde Family Foundation, and EdVestors came together with Boston Public Schools leadership based on their shared belief in the power of art to develop creative, engaged learners. Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion (BPS-AE) was born, a public-private partnership that today has helped 17,000 more students receive arts education during the school year.
On April 15, 2013, Boston - and the world - was rocked by an act of terrorism that seemed unfathomable. The Boston Marathon bombing changed our city forever. In the immediate aftermath, colleagues in the philanthropic sector looked for ways to support those directly affected by this horrific act, and three days later Associated Grant Makers hosted a webinar to share information about The One Fund Boston established Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Thomas Menino to support the victims and families.
Over 120 foundation and philanthropic leaders gathered at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute
In response to the devastating floods in West Virginia, many friends, neighbors and leaders across the country are asking how they can help our citizens and communities recover. We provide this page to connect you with the variety of resources to volunteer, donate, and provide immediate and long-...
National Philanthropic Trust (NPT), the nation’s largest independent, national donor-advised fund administrator, has identified record-setting philanthropic trends in the just-released “Giving USA 2016: Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2015.” “The four percent increase in giving...
The other day, we ran a story about the Science Philanthropy Alliance, which was formed after federal budget cuts—enacted through the mindless meat cleaver of sequestration—left researchers in the lurch as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation pulled back funding. ...
Reports that the Ice Bucket Challenge helped fund the discovery of a gene that could lead to a treatment for ALS serve as a reminder that when it comes to charitable giving, a little progress can go a long way.
Millions of people who allowed buckets of icy water to be dumped on their heads two summers ago no doubt felt satisfied this week when they learned that the $100 million-plus raised from the challenge actually made a difference in the Lou Gehrig's disease struggle.
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation (Foundation) is pleased to release an evaluation of year one of its Fostering Effective Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care in Massachusetts grant program.
The Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced community investments of more than $1.8 million. Focused on systems and best practices, these grants reflect the Foundation’s commitment to supporting innovative approaches to improving health and wellness in diverse communities.