What We Fund

Our current focus

We currently support initiatives in five different areas of interest.

Programs for youth and children

These are generally local efforts where our interests in providing opportunities to women, youth and families from disadvantaged circumstances are fostered. West End House

West End House Boys & Girls Club of Allston-Brighton

Progressive "infrastructure"

These initiatives support the basic building blocks of a progressive agenda in the area of ideas development, media, leadership development, and civic engagement.

The arts

ICA Boston

ICA Boston

We have an interest in supporting arts institutions that promote contemporary works, new ways of conceiving and presenting current experience, and that have a strong focus on outreach to - and engagement of - local communities.

Understanding shifting family dynamics and gender roles

We are interested in achieving a better understanding of the seismic changes to family structures and gender roles in recent decades. We seek to expand and influence the larger public debate about the real lives of families today and to explore how to better support them. We are also interested in supporting organizations and individual projects that advance women's equality and leadership.

International community development

On a limited basis we support community development programs, especially those aimed at women, in two countries of interest: Mexico and Burkina Faso, Africa.

A sampling of organizations and projects we support

Boston & Massachusetts


International: Burkina Faso & Mexico

We support a limited number of programs in other countries. These include at the current time:

  • A number of projects supported by The Friends of Burkina Faso, including Lambs for School, Save the Children, and a community development project in Loropeni, Burkina Faso.

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso