The Boston Foundation

As Greater Boston's community foundation, the Boston Foundation devotes its resources to building and sustaining a vital, prosperous city and region, where justice and opportunity are extended to everyone.

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    posted on 15 Nov 2017 | Group News
    On November 2, 2017, House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. If enacted by Congress, the federal estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax...
    posted on 15 Nov 2017 | Group News
    This week, the staff and Board of Directors of the Boston Foundation will throw open our doors to hundreds of our closest friends, welcoming them to our Annual Meeting.
    posted on 8 Nov 2017 | Group News
    A GRAT is an irrevocable trust that pays a fixed annuity to you, as the grantor, for a fixed term of years.
    posted on 8 Nov 2017 | Group News
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act proposes an increase in the estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax exemptions to $10,000,000 (indexed for inflation) per person beginning January 1, 2018,...
    posted on 8 Nov 2017 | Group News
    The last week of October was STEM Week in the Boston Public Schools - the culmination of a month that saw several Boston Foundation investments in connecting students with the local innovation...

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About Us

The Boston Foundation, Greater Boston’s community foundation, is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the nation, with assets of close to $900 million.  In 2013, the Foundation and its donors made nearly $98 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and received gifts of $130 million. The Foundation is a partner in philanthropy, with some 1,000 separate charitable funds established by donors either for the general benefit of the community or for special purposes.  The Boston Foundation also serves as a major civic leader, provider of information, convener and sponsor of special initiatives that address the region’s most pressing challenges.  The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI), an operating unit of the Foundation, designs and implements customized philanthropic strategies for families, foundations and corporations around the globe. For more information about the Boston Foundation and TPI, visit or call 617-338-1700.


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The Boston Foundation
75 Arlington Street 10th Floor
Boston, MA 02116
United States
Phone: 1 617-338-1700
Fax: 1 617-338-1605



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