Meet the Bank Foundation Giving for Early Childhood Development in New England

Meet the Bank Foundation Giving for Early Childhood Development in New England

We take a look at what drives the charitable arm of the oldest and largest mutual bank in the country and why this funder is focusing on early childhood development in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

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How and Where Chris and Keena Clifford Focus Their Giving in Massachusetts

How and Where Chris and Keena Clifford Focus Their Giving in Massachusetts

Chris and Keena Clifford established a grantmaking foundation of after finding success at the investment firm of Berkshire Partners. Here’s what we know about this low-key funder and how it gives in and around Boston.

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Feeling the Pride: The Boston Foundation Is Giving More Than Ever Before for LGBTQ Issues

Feeling the Pride: The Boston Foundation Is Giving More Than Ever Before for LGBTQ Issues

In recent years, we’ve seen an uptick in funding for LGBTQ causes by community foundations—a trend that reflects growing donor interest. The Boston Foundation is an example of a local grantmaker that’s been giving more in this space.

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In Worcester, Massachusetts, a Funder Is Giving Attention to Early Education

In Worcester, Massachusetts, a Funder Is Giving Attention to Early Education

Like many community foundations, the Greater Worcester Community Foundation has broad interests. But lately it has been particularly interested in the region’s very youngest residents, which is good news for early learning-focused groups.

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How the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Has Been Giving Lately

How the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Has Been Giving Lately

In late 2017, this funder decided that 100 percent of grants from its community grants program would go toward unrestricted purposes and that most of these grants would be for multi-year periods. It’s now putting that strategy into action.

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Spreading it Around: How a Health Funder is Using Small Grants to Sustain Momentum

In an era of mega-givers and "big bets," making lots of very small grants may seem out of step with the times. But as we’ve reported, quite a few funders give out mini-grants for different reasons. Here’s an example.

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Making Connections: A Funder's Approach to Youth Homelessness in Boston

Making Connections: A Funder's Approach to Youth Homelessness in Boston

It's not often we see corporate funders take a collective impact approach to a tough social problem. But tapping deep ties in Boston, the Liberty Mutual Foundation is doing exactly that to help homeless youth. 

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