Thanks to Our Funding Partners! We rely on our funders' generous support to bring the Urban Scholars Program mission to life. Their collective commitment enables us to identify and develop the talent and potential of academically-gifted urban youth in Boston. We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of our current partners, without whom our work to educate and inspire youth would not be possible.

Foundations and  Missions:

A.C. Ratshesky Foundation

The A.C. Ratshesky Foundation supports economically disadvantaged individuals and families. They seek programs that promote and strengthen skills and learning to better oneself on the way to self-sufficiency.

Daniel E. Rothenberg/Janey Fund

Genevieve McMillan-Reba Stewart Foundation

John Hancock

In 2009, John Hancock provided more than $10.6 million to support non-profit organizations, with a particular focus on programs that provide positive experiences for young people in Boston.

Liberty Mutual Foundation

Established in 2003, the Liberty Mutual Foundation supports the communities in which Liberty Mutual employees and customers 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.

Lincoln & Therese Filene Foundation, Inc. in memory of George E. Ladd, III

The Foundation's major goals are: To enable those who are disadvantaged in various ways to help themselves and others, to reduce social conflicts and create harmonious communities, to encourage informed civic participation on local, state and regional levels, and to promote participation in the performing arts.

State Street Foundation, Inc.

Through their grantmaking program, the Foundation works to generate and sustain positive change in the communities where they operate. In 2010, State Street Foundation grants totaled US$17.8 million.

The Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust

The Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust offers grants primarily for projects that will produce long-range benefits through leverage of the Trust's resources. Grants are focused on institutions and programs in the Boston area.

The Hestia Fund

The mission of The Hestia Fund is to positively impact the lives of low-income women and their children living in the greater Boston area.

TJX Foundation

The TJX Foundation focuses its charitable giving on programs that provide basic-need services to disadvantaged women, children and families in communities in which they do business. In 2010, the TJX Foundation supported more than 1,300 nonprofit organizations in the U.S., not including many other organizations that the Company supports in Canada and Europe.