When you start a relationship with the Boston Foundation, our work with you is extremely personal and individualized. But no matter what your philanthropic goals might be, in all cases we offer the full resources of the Foundation, from our deep knowledge of Greater Boston’s needs and key players to a top-notch investment team and a vibrant network of fellow donors and community leaders.
We also offer services that can maximize giving through The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI), an internationally recognized provider of philanthropic consulting and management services housed at the Boston Foundation, which works with individuals, families and companies to define priorities and strategies, implement programs and evaluate success.
Explore our offerings for individuals, families, or companies by clicking on the links below, or if you're ready to get started, call our Donor Line at (617) 338-2213, or through the form below.
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We offer a wide range of giving vehicles, including donor advised funds, to help you streamline your giving, increase the impact of your contributions and receive maximum charitable tax deductions.Learn more
Whether you are just beginning your philanthropic journey or possess a high level of clarity and sophistication, our staff will sit down with you to discuss your ideas, values and the issues most important to you.
Through the Annual Fund for Civic Leadership, donors like you provide the resource for the Boston Foundation to play a critical role as a convener, research hub and leader on civic and policy issues.
We offer many ways to incorporate charitable giving into your estate planning—and we have the expertise to help you decide which approaches make the most sense for you.
Donors come to us at every stage of their philanthropic journey, each with unique goals and priorities. We love to share the many creative ways people turn their resources into community good.
Non-cash gifts such as restricted stock and real estate can be a smart way to maximize your philanthropy. The Boston Foundation can nimbly handle assets and arrangements both simple and complex.Learn more
Through our Impact Pool, Invest with Impact program, and custom opportunities like the Business Equity Fund, Boston Foundation donors have multiple avenues through which to explore impact investing.
We help manage giving for individuals, families, corporations and foundations. Or co-invest with us, in special Boston Foundation funds and philanthropic initiatives established or pre-vetted by our grant-making and donor services professionals.
The Boston Foundation offers three separate investment options, so you can select the option (or mix and match) that best matches the time horizon of your charitable giving plans.
Opening a Corporate Donor Advised Fund at the Boston Foundation provides you with a simple, flexible and effective way to conduct and manage your company giving that is far less time consuming and costly than establishing a corporate foundation.
The Philanthropic Initiative, a distinct unit of the Boston Foundation, also offers customized philanthropic consulting services to donors and foundations looking to increase the impact of their giving.