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The Boston Foundation (TBF)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

TBF is a community foundation based in Boston, MA that was founded in 1915. As of 2018 they had $225 million in revenue and $1.2 billion in assets.

The Boston Foundation, Greater Boston's community foundation, is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the nation, with assets of $733 million.

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Program areas at TBF

Carry out and evaluate philanthropic programs for individual donors, families, foundations, and corporations. Encourage a positive climate for philanthropy and actively promote effective giving through work with community foundations, Regional Associations of Grantmakers and others. Strategy, combined with the values and passionate concerns of donors, brings about giving that makes a difference.

Form 990s for TBF

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Jun 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Sep 28, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Jan 10, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Jun 16, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for TBF

Total grants, contributions, etc.$202,204,804
Program services$2,680,472
Investment income and dividends$11,639,935
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$9,309
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$8,917,077
Net income from fundraising events$-17,076
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$225,434,521

Vendors for TBF

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
BlackbaudCRM software; Marketing software2020-06-15
██████Fundraising software2020-06-15
██████████Marketing software2020-03-17
████ ███Tax accounting; Audit accounting2019-12-09
███ ██████████Program Evaluation$291,3932018-06-01
██████ ████████████ ██ ███Construction of Space$907,9612018-06-01
█████ ████████ ███ ██████████Investment Advising$353,3312018-06-01
███████College Advising$250,0002018-06-01
...and one more vendors

Personnel at TBF

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Paul S. GroganPresident and Chief Executive Officer$675,341July 12, 2019
Al van RanstChief Financial Officer-Jan. 8, 2020
████ █████Vice President and Chief Phil Off. / Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer$286,305June 30, 2018
█████ ███████Vice President Communications / Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs$190,120June 30, 2018
███████ ███████Vice President of Program / Vice President for Program$210,307June 30, 2018
███ ████Senior Director of Leadership Giving$181,379June 30, 2017
██████ ████Manager Partner , Tpi$202,833June 30, 2018
███████ ███████████Controller$164,641June 30, 2018
███████ ███████Exec Dir Bos Opportunity Agenda$194,237June 30, 2018
████ ██ ███████Past Vice President Communications$282,706June 30, 2017
...and six more key personnel

Peer community foundations

1The San Diego Foundation501(c)(3)$155 millionSan Diego, CA
2Greater Worcester Community Foundation501(c)(3)$811 millionWorcester, MA
3Rhode Island Community Foundation501(c)(3)$109 millionProvidence, RI
4Vancouver Foundation501(c)(3)$111 millionCanada,
5The Oregon Community Foundation501(c)(3)$129 millionPortland, OR
6Maine Community Foundation501(c)(3)$60 millionEllsworth, ME
7The Community Foundation501(c)(3)$61 millionRichmond, VA
8East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF)501(c)(3)$133 millionOakland, CA
9George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF)501(c)(3)$275 millionTulsa, OK
10Arizona Community Foundation501(c)(3)$129 millionPhoenix, AZ
11University of Nebraska Foundation501(c)(3)$305 millionLincoln, NE
12The Minneapolis Foundation501(c)(3)$147 millionMinneapolis, MN
13Community Foundation of Louisville501(c)(3)$66 millionLouisville, KY
14Philadelphia Foundation (PF)501(c)(3)$79 millionPhiladelphia, PA
15Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation501(c)(3)$104 millionOmaha, NE
16Hawaii Community Foundation501(c)(3)$65 millionHonolulu, HI
17Gulf Coast Community Foundation501(c)(3)$72 millionVenice, FL
18Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (HFPG)501(c)(3)$82 millionHartford, CT
19The Cleveland Foundation501(c)(3)$132 millionCleveland, OH
20Winston-Salem Foundation501(c)(3)$166 millionWinston Salem, NC
21Community First Foundation501(c)(3)$92 millionArvada, CO
22Community Foundation of North Texas (NTXCF)501(c)(3)$91 millionFort Worth, TX
23Seattle Foundation501(c)(3)$169 millionSeattle, WA
24University of Oregon Foundation501(c)(3)$171 millionEugene, OR
25Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region501(c)(3)$139 millionAppleton, WI

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