MPHA Receives $35,000 Grant from The Boston Foundation

MPHA was recently awarded a grant of $35,000 by the Boston Foundation.  The grant will be used for general operating support and to advance MPHA’s policy priorities for a healthier Commonwealth.

“We’re very appreciative of the ongoing support provided by The Boston Foundation,” said MPHA Executive Director Toby Fisher. “This grant  will provide allow to continue monitoring implementation of the Prevention Trust, advancing healthy transportation and zoning policies, and protecting state funding for public health.”

The Boston Foundation, Greater Boston’s community foundation, is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the nation, with assets of more than $800 million.  In 2012, the Foundation and its donors made $88 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and received gifts of close to $60 million. The Foundation is made up of some 900 separate charitable funds established by donors either for the general benefit of the community or for special purposes. The Boston Foundation also serves as a major civic leader, provider of information, convener, and sponsor of special initiatives that address the region’s most pressing challenges. The Philanthropic Initiative (TOI), an operating unit of the Foundation, offers special consulting services to philanthropists.  Through its services and its work to advance the broader field of strategic philanthropy, TPI has influenced billions of dollars of giving worldwide.

Discretionary grants from the Boston Foundation are made possible through a family of funds known as the Permanent Fund for Boston, the Boston Foundation’s discretionary endowment, which has allowed the Boston Foundation to make critical grants to support Greater Boston for over 90 years. The Permanent Fund for Boston exists today due to the generosity of donors, often through bequests, enabling the Foundation to meet the most pressing needs of our community.

For more information about the Boston Foundation and its grant making, visit www.tbf.org, or call 617-338-1700.