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February 4th, 2021
Source: The New York Times
When MacKenzie Scott revealed in December that she had donated $4.2 billion of her fortune in the preceding four months — on top of the $1.7 billion she had given away earlier in 2020 — the internet exploded with praise. More »
February 3rd, 2021
Source: Center for Effective Philanthropy
A Black leader from Los Angeles recently texted me: “Why is it so hard to get a core support grant from foundations, even though I have been doing this work for 20 years?” Her question might as well have been: “ More »
January 21st, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal
Companies across the U.S. are pledging to hire and promote more women and people of color, in many cases saying they want to make their workplaces reflect their customers. Boston-based Eastern Bank has made sustained efforts yet still says ‘we have a long way to go.’ More »
January 19th, 2021
Source: Boston Indicators
Greater Boston was hit hard during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the widespread outbreak of the virus itself, most of the region’s service sector was shut down for months, and unemployment soared for those who could not work remotely.  More »
January 5th, 2021
Source: Framingham SOURCE
The Foundation for MetroWest, today, January 4, announced that Jay Kim has been named the organization’s new Executive Director. More »
December 21st, 2020
Source: National Center for Family Philanthropy
“Nothing about us without us,” is commonly used by community activists when speaking about the changes they want to see in their communities. More »
December 11th, 2020
Source: Philanthropy Massachusetts
In March our world was turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The year continues to be an extremely challenging one for many people and communities. Coupled with the pandemic, we are undergoing a reckoning around structural racism and inequality. Many funders have evolved in their... More »
December 9th, 2020
Source: Center for Effective Philanthropy
Today, CEP released the second report in a three-part series about foundations’ responses to the crises of 2020.  More »

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