Four Things to Know About Citizens Bank’s New England Grantmaking

Four Things to Know About Citizens Bank’s New England Grantmaking

Citizens Financial Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the U.S., but its Citizens Charitable Foundation focuses on the New England region, especially Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Here are four things to know about its grantmaking.

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How a Project in Boston is Mixing Philanthropy and Investments to Reimagine Capitalism

How a Project in Boston is Mixing Philanthropy and Investments to Reimagine Capitalism

What would a new economy that works for everyone look like? And how do you create it? The Boston Ujima Project thinks it has some answers, building a place-based investment fund that is democratically controlled by community members .

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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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“Rise and Thrive.” What This State Fund is Doing to Fuel Women’s Success

“Rise and Thrive.” What This State Fund is Doing to Fuel Women’s Success

The Vermont Women’s Fund aims to help girls and women reach their full potential. Its priorities and recent grants echo women’s funding trends across the U.S., including a new effort to “draw men into the conversation about gender equity.”

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Understanding the Broad Approach of This Health Legacy Foundation in Massachusetts

Understanding the Broad Approach of This Health Legacy Foundation in Massachusetts

Increasingly, health legacy funders are looking at health in a broad way to respond to community needs that affect population well-being, but which may be a few steps removed from traditional health issues. A good example is the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts.

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Change is Inevitable: Funders Join Forces to Help Arts Organizations Prepare for “Shifts in the Cultural Sector”

Change is Inevitable: Funders Join Forces to Help Arts Organizations Prepare for “Shifts in the Cultural Sector”

With arts organizations increasingly buffeted by change, two Massachusetts foundations have rolled out a new $25 million initiative to help groups build the “adaptive capacity” they need to thrive in turbulent times.

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Key Linkages: A Foundation Works Across Sectors to Help Vulnerable Populations

Key Linkages: A Foundation Works Across Sectors to Help Vulnerable Populations

Helping low-income people make gains in health and other areas often requires that service providers work together more effectively. We look at how a funder in Massachusetts is upping its efforts to make that happen.

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Places to Gather: How a Community Foundation is Growing Public Spaces

Places to Gather: How a Community Foundation is Growing Public Spaces

Investing in public spaces in a thoughtful way is trickier than it looks. The Rhode Island Foundation is yet another funder that’s ramping up giving in this space. Why is it giving more here? And what’s its approach?

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This 172-Year-Old Bank is Giving Millions in New England and the Tri-State Area

This 172-Year-Old Bank is Giving Millions in New England and the Tri-State Area

The Berkshire Bank Foundation gives at least $2 million annually to nonprofits that operate within the bank’s territory—which includes Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. We take a closer look.

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