Meet the Bank Foundation Giving Big for Early Childhood Development in New England

Meet the Bank Foundation Giving Big for Early Childhood Development in New England

We take a look at what drives the charitable arm of the oldest and largest mutual bank in the country and why this funder is focusing on early childhood development in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

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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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In Worcester, Massachusetts, a Funder Is Giving Attention to Early Education

In Worcester, Massachusetts, a Funder Is Giving Attention to Early Education

Like many community foundations, the Greater Worcester Community Foundation has broad interests. But lately it has been particularly interested in the region’s very youngest residents, which is good news for early learning-focused groups.

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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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“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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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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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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