Boston Foundation Shifts Grantmaking to Increase General Operating Support for Area Nonprofits
Changes are designed to increase the impact of Foundation’s work
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Boston, September 16, 2009 — The Boston Foundation has announced today a significant change in the way it makes grants to area nonprofits, as well as a newly articulated set of goals and objectives for its overall work. More of its grantmaking dollars will be shifted over the next two years to provide organizations with general operating support. As a result, fewer purely programmatic grants will be made in the future. The change comes after a strategic analysis of its grantmaking through which the Foundation has chosen to focus on a set of highly leveraged strategies designed to lead to greater impact and accountability within the Greater Boston region.