Upcoming Events

Aug 5th
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor

This is a meeting about philanthropic approaches to racial justice and racial equity. This will be a space to learn from one another, starting with a panel of your peers sharing what their foundations have always been doing; are newly doing; or are thinking about doing in an effort to working...

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Aug 6th
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor

At this annual gathering, we will discuss local strategies and efforts to address racial and ethnic inequities related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the public education system.

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Aug 10th
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit

Join Philanthropy Massachusetts as we welcome a panel of funders to discuss general operating support grants. We’ll learn about the specifics of each of these foundations. Then we’ll hear their feedback on how to make a strong and compelling case for a general operating proposal, how and if...

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Aug 14th
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor

We are beginning to convene this Grantmakers of Color network more more frequently. We invite both Philanthropy Massachusetts' Grantmakers of Color Network and Rhode Island's newer Network to come back together to check in and support each other, share experiences, and discuss ideas via...

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In Philanthropy

July 22nd, 2020
Source: Philanthropy News Digest
A common challenge for funders supporting systems change is striking the right balance between recognizing a system's complexity and dynamism and simplifying it enough to fit into grantmaking processes and facilitate program planning, a report from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors finds.  More »
July 6th, 2020
Source: The Boston Foundation
The New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund was founded by a coalition of Massachusetts Black and Brown executives for the sole purpose of leveraging our individual and collective power to work together with community organizations to make transformative societal changes by... More »
June 25th, 2020
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
As the country reels from COVID-19, it’s clear that there’s never been a greater need for philanthropy. More »
June 19th, 2020
Source: The Boston Globe
Grateful for our community organizations, coming together for change: I am thankful for what feels like a tipping point, and am hopeful for the future, writes the executive director of the Lenny Zakim Fund. More »

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Access our Resource Center, receive research assistance, stay informed with enewsletters, utilize tools like the Grant Maker Directory and the Common Proposal Form.

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