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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“It’s Very Empowering.” Latino Giving Circles Are on the Rise

“It’s Very Empowering.” Latino Giving Circles Are on the Rise

Donors of color are becoming more collaborative and organized, a push that reflects growing wealth in these communities and longstanding frustrations about neglect by mainstream philanthropy. A recent convening underscores the new energy around Latino giving.

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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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A Health Foundation That’s Supporting the Age-Friendly Movement in New England

A Health Foundation That’s Supporting the Age-Friendly Movement in New England

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation has stepped up to the plate for affordable housing in Boston. But it focuses on a niche demographic that's often overlooked in the shuffle: the elderly.

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Disability Is Not a Costume: A Jewish Funder Moves From Religion to Disability Advocacy

Disability Is Not a Costume: A Jewish Funder Moves From Religion to Disability Advocacy

Once considered just another Jewish funder, Ruderman Family Foundation has emerged as a leaderin the field of disability inclusion. Here's what RFF is doing locally in Boston—and nationally and globally..

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