Ours is a long-term commitment.
We believe that strong, innovative nonprofits can improve our community. We also believe that investing to strengthen the underlying organizations of these nonprofits is key. And that it takes time.
That's why we give long-term operating support grants. Our financial investments typically span three years and our investments of time, expertise, and personal relationships extend far beyond.
We have invested more than $1 million in Boston and surrounding communities. Including our funding, the value of our Partners’ time, and the operational outputs and benefits to our Investees, we estimate that the total philanthropic impact to our community has been more than nine times the financial investment.
This is true impact and it’s the best way to demonstrate how our engaged philanthropy model can achieve significant results.
We concentrate our giving.
To ensure the most impact from our investing, we make one or two new investments each year in nonprofits advancing the fields of Education, Workforce Development, and Family Economic Mobility.
Education investments are made to organizations that take an innovative approach to education and intend to share best practices and create models that can be replicated widely.
Workforce Development investments are made to organizations that help individuals gain the knowledge and skills they need to become financially self-sufficient.
Family Economic Mobility investments are made to organizations that are building skills, knowledge, and habits needed to help families find and keep work, save and grow finances, and build assets to secure better futures for themselves and their children.