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Funders

WriteBoston’s work is made possible by the generosity of foundations, corporations, and individuals, including the following major contributors:

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Amelia Peabody Foundation: The primary mission of the Amelia Peabody Foundation is to increase the number, range, and depth of positive learning experiences available to materially disadvantaged young people living in the cities and towns of Massachusetts.

Bank of America Philanthropic Management: The Philanthropic Management group at Bank of America delivers expertise and a comprehensive suite of investment and charitable management services to help individuals and institutions build and sustain their missions.

Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation: The Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation makes valuable investments in local organizations that support human services, affordable housing and community development, the arts and education where this funding will enrich the lives of those in our communities.

The Boston Globe: The mission of the Boston Globe Foundation is to empower community-based organizations to effect real change in the areas of greatest need, where the Globe is uniquely positioned to add the most value.

Boston Public Schools: As the birthplace of public education in this nation, the Boston Public Schools is commited to transforming the lives of all children through exemplary teaching in a world-class system of innovative, welcoming schools. BPS partners with the community, families, and students to develop within every learner the knowledge, skill, and character to excel in college, career, and life.

City of Boston, Mayor's Office: Former Mayor Thomas M. Menino founded WriteBoston in 2002 to respond to the needs of Boston Public High School students. Through this initiative, teachers and students receive instruction and support to help them gain writing proficiency.

The Clowes Fund, Inc. : The Clowes Fund, a family foundation, seeks to enhance the common good by encouraging organizations and projects that help to build a just and equitable society, create opportunities for initiative, foster creativity and the growth of knowledge, and promote appreciation of the natural environment.

The Cummings Foundation: The Cummings Foundation seeks to provide vital funding to mostly local charities that are working to improve the lives of community members through education, healthcare, human services, and social justice programs. The Foundation’s hallmark program is its annual $100K for 100 grant program, which typically funds small and medium-sized Massachusetts nonprofits in Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties.

Distrigas: Distrigas of Massachusetts LLC (DOMAC) owns and operates a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import and regasification facility located along the Mystic River in Everett, Massachusetts (the Everett Marine Terminal).

Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston: Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston is committed to making New Enalnd a better place to live, work, and do business. FHLB is proud to partner with nonprofits that improve the quality of life in our communities.

The Hiatt and Knapp Families: The Hiatt and Knapp families supported WriteBoston through the Caroline Knapp Journalism Internship Program for over 10 years.

Liberty Mutual Foundation: The Liberty Mutual Foundation supports the communities in which they live and work. Their grants attempt to educate low-income children, strengthen cultural treasures, protect our most fragile, and uplift those most often left out or behind. Their grant-making priorities are education and broad based health and human services. They also invest in access to health care for low-income individuals, cultural organizations, and efforts to better serve children and youth with disabilities.

The Ludcke Foundation: Eleanor and Gipp Ludcke established the Ludcke Foundation in 1991 to fulfill their vision that every individual be given the opportunity to grow up in a safe and nurturing surrounding, have access to adequate health care and an opportunity to pursue an education. The Ludcke Foundation supports organizations that provide needed resources and services to children and families, with an emphasis on emotional and physical health, education and social development.

Nellie Mae Education Foundation: The Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s mission is to stimulate transformative change of public education systems across New England by growing a greater variety of higher quality educational opportunities that enable all learners - especially and essentially underserved learners - to obtain the skills, knowledge and supports necessary to become civically engaged, economically self-sufficient life-long learners.

Sanofi Genzyme: By investing in a range of worthwhile causes, Sanofi Genzyme brings it commitment to corporate citizenship into action. The Foundation provides contributions to support diverse organizations and initiatives that they believe can make a meaningful difference around the world.

State Street Global Philanthropy: The State Street Foundation, Inc. makes effective and socially responsible contributions to charitable organizations that provide support to the less advantaged, primarily in communities where State Street offices are located. The Foundation works to generate and sustain positive change in our communities, while complementing the development of our worldwide business operations. The Foundation places special emphasis on initiatives that seek to bring about systemic changes that address core problems affecting a local community.

Summer Fund: The Summer Fund is a donor collaborative providing a strategic coordinated approach to build, strengthen, and sustain a network of high-quality summer camps and programs for disadvantaged and at-risk youth. We provide resources to ensure that summer program opportunities are accessible to underserved communities in Greater Boston.

WriteBoston is also supported by:

BlackRock
Boston Police Athletic League
Boston Properties
Breckinridge Capital Advisors
Calderwood Charitable Foundation
Eastern Bank
Equity Investment Corporation
Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Fidelity Investments
John Hancock Investments
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
Massachusetts Teachers Association
MFS Institutional Advisors, Inc.
Merrill Lynch - Private Bank and Investment Group
Morgan Stanley
Natixis Global Asset Management
New England Regional Council of Carpenters
Plymouth Rock Foundation
Random House
Related Beal
Scribner Books
UMass Boston