A Boston Fund Mixes Research and Advocacy With Writing Checks

Walk into the lobby of the Boston Foundation, and the first thing you see is a computer screen listing that day’s public meetings—perhaps a forum on immigration, housing, education, or some other aspect of life in Massachusetts.

On a spring Monday, 40 economists and others were here to share their views on trends in the local economy for a report the foundation is preparing.

The list of meetings hints at the transformation of the 96-year-old foundation in the ...
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