We select investment partners based on a proven track record of success in providing effective and efficient service to people who are impacted by poverty in the greater Boston area.
Our Board of Directors use both quantitative and qualitative criteria to select the organizations that fit best with our mission. We provide both financial and human resources to help our partner organizations do what they do best, for as many people as they possibly can.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
BBBS is a national non-profit organization with chapters all across the US. The Mass Bay chapter represents the Greater Boston and MetroWest region of Massachusetts. BBBS has a mission to create transformational, one-on-one professionally-supported relationships between children of under-privileged families and adult mentors. Through these relationships, BBBS works to help these children thrive in their endeavors and reach their full potential.
Bottom Line is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is nearly 100% privately funded.
It was founded on the belief that students need a mentor and a guide during the college application process and throughout college to succeed. Bottom line provides consistent one-on-one support to low-income and first-generation students while applying to college and throughout their college education.
Citizen Schools was founded in Boston in 1995 and has since expanded to numerous other states across the country. The goal of Citizen Schools is to mobilize teams of teachers to enable public schools in low-income communities to provide a longer learning day filled with opportunities. By partnering with schools, Citizen Schools helps put students on track to succeed by linking them to resources within their communities as well as external communities, companies, governments, and philanthropies.
College Bound Dorchester
College Bound Dorchester is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that aims to prepare students to thrive in professionally and academically rigorous environments and stay motivated while working to overcome the challenges of breaking cycles of dysfunction. This organization’s core work revolves around the College Connections intervention model. This approach provides intensive academic and social-emotional support to equip students to overcome the barriers on their path to and through college.
Food for Free
Food for Free is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the primary goal of rescuing fresh food (food that might otherwise be thrown away or go to waste) and distribute it within the local emergency food system where it can be delivered to people in need. Food for Free is involved in food rescue, farming, and transportation services that aim to give food programs year-round access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Food for Free aims to not only address short-term hunger issues in the community, but also obesity, diet-related disease, and other chronic health effects of food insecurity and poor nutrition.
The Possible Project
Founded by Becky and Mark Levin in 2010, The Possible Project works with the three public high schools in Cambridge and one Boston high school. The Possible Project works to instill an entrepreneurial mindset in the students involved, developing the social-emotional skills necessary to work collaboratively and solve problems in a high-level career path. The Possible Project guides students through a dynamic curriculum, including hands-on work experience and individualized career planning, to develop the personal qualities that predict future professional success.
Year up is an organization with numerous locations all across the United States. Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Year Up achieves this mission through a high support, high expectation model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, internships and college credits. Year Up’s holistic approach focuses on students’ professional and personal development to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency.