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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES Each year, the Boston Foundation distributes more than $15 million in grants and other support from our endowment, the Permanent Fund for Boston, which has been built over the years through outright gifts and bequests from hundreds of generous Boston area donors who care deeply about our community. Since 2009, the Boston Foundation has invested the majority of the resources from that fund to â€œmove the needleâ€? in a set of five impact areas and two crosscutting strategies. We also distribute a portion of our resources through Open Door Grants, designed to respond to the expressed opportunities and needs of the communities we serve. And a number of grants and strategic investments are made to special issue-focused initiatives.
FIVE IMPACT AREAS Major grants are made to proven or promising organizations and initiatives that seek to deepen their impact or bring their work to scale and are significantly aligned with our five impact areas: Education to Career Health & Wellness Jobs & Economic Development Neighborhoods & Housing Arts & Culture