This Foundation Is One of the Best-Kept Secrets in Boston

The Aquidneck Foundation recently awarded a $100,000 unrestricted contribution for general operating support to Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Despite large gifts to major institutions around the city, this foundation keeps an incredibly low profile.

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This Wellness Center Got a Big Boost From the Richard & Susan Smith Family Foundation

The Bowdoin Street Health Center, which was founded in 1972 in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood, needs $3 million to build a wellness center. Along with a couple of other organizations, the Richard & Susan Smith Family Foundation is helping to chip away at this hefty price tag. The foundation recently awarded a $300,000 grant to Bowdoin’s wellness center campaign.

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Inside the Richard & Susan Smith Family Foundation Focus on Charter Schools

The Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation awarded $800,000 to Roxbury Prep Charter Schools for building renovations. Unlike some other philanthropic foundations that are giving money to Boston Public Schools, The Smith Foundation is focusing on non-traditional schools that aim to close the achievement gaps in the city.

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Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation Supports Public Education in Boston

When it comes to supporting education, the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation is especially partial towards the cities of Boston and Attleboro, Massachusetts. Earlier this year, Balfour awarded two elementary/secondary education grants in the amount of $100,000; one to each city's public school system.

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The Fantastic Way Biogen Idec Foundation Funds STEM Education

Biogen Idec recently awarded $1 million, the foundation's largest grant in history, to the Museum of Science to get students interested in science careers. It seems the cutting-edge biotechnology company is starting to train and groom a brand new generation of employees and supporters.

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