Enabling educational opportunities in Boston to foster positive student outcomes

  • BEDF helps to build a fundraising and program operations’ capacity for public schools in Boston.

    We are shaping our strategies to develop a sustainable school fundraising capacity and serve as a critical bridge between school programming and private philanthropic funders.

  • In the last 10 years BEDF has administered over $108M in private funds to increase and sustain educational opportunities in Boston.

    The portfolio of programs under our fiscal oversight includes an array of on-site school programming, out of school time, career readiness, early education, arts, sports, health services, leadership and academic initiatives that benefit students, educators, school leaders and families.

We are the fiscal and fundraising partner to the Boston Public Schools. We facilitate the access to philanthropic opportunities and private resources to invest in crucial programs and strategic educational initiatives.

Donate Now

Your contributions make a difference as they sustain an increasing number of opportunities for students and educators that would otherwise be limited or not available to them.

Giving Common

You can also donate to BEDF through the Giving Common - a free, online resource from the Boston Foundation

Get Involved

There are a number of ways to become a proactive grant seeker or fundraiser for your school or to earn benefits by working with us.