The Cambridge Community Foundation is the local giving platform supporting our city's shared prosperity, social equity, and cultural richness, with roots that go a century deep. The Foundation has been built, funded, and guided by residents since 1916. It is a convener and catalyst for transformative change.
As a civic leader the Foundation offers an independent voice, convenes individuals and organizations, and commissions research to help spark effective community solutions, and organize collaborations to pursue them.
As a grantmaker it funds 150 nonprofit organizations and collaborative initiatives to preserve Cambridge’s strengths and address its challenges. The Foundation fosters the collective giving of thousands of donors and invests in organizations that provide social services, academic support, cultural enrichment, and economic mobility and opportunity.
As a philanthropic partner it works with donors to help them address their charitable goals in Cambridge and beyond, and offers advice and opportunities for collective impact.
The Foundation’s vision for the city
Cambridge should be a bright beacon of…
…shared prosperity, where residents invest in one another’s economic potential; where poverty is reduced; and where children are equipped to succeed in a knowledge- and technology-driven economy.
…social equity, where there is equal justice; where no one goes hungry; and where everyone can afford a stable home.
…cultural richness, where diverse communities spark ethnic, spiritual, social, and artistic exploration; where innovation thrives; and where connections are deepened across neighborhoods and sectors and among residents.
For more information visit www.cambridgecf.org or call 617-576-9966.