The Boston Education Fund (BEDF) provides a solution to advancing educational equity through a new initiative, EdQuity Boston. BEDF is a community-driven initiative that challenges the status quo.

The Boston Education Fund (BEDF) kicked off its new EdQuity Boston initiative on November 30th, 2022, at Hibernian Hall to raise funds to advance educational equity in Boston Public Schools (BPS). 

Klare Shaw was honored with the 2022 EdQuity Boston Trailblazer Award at the kick-off for her lifelong dedication to social change, education policy, and corporate philanthropy. Boston Education Fund announced the organization’s new initiative and created a space for all stakeholders in Boston’s educational ecosystem. The Breakfast speaking program was supported by a performance by Boston’s first Youth Poet Laureate, Alondra Bobadilla, and remarks by Superintendent Mary Skipper, Rebecca Grainger, Mayor’s Office, Senior Advisor for Youth and Schools, and City Councilor-at-Large and Education Committee Chair, Julia Mejia

BEDF is a 501(c)3 K-12 education fund that has been the fiscal sponsor for Boston Public Schools (BPS) since 1984. Under new leadership, BEDF’s mission is expanding to include a strategic fundraising partnership with BPS. In this role, BEDF envisions an ecosystem in Boston that prioritizes education and community to create more opportunities for students and educators to thrive. 

Through EdQuity Boston, and BEDF, we will reshape how funds are distributed in the school system and intentionally address the root causes of BPS students’ challenges. Through a transparent, direct collaboration with BPS students, families, educators, and the community that centers students’ voices, EdQuity Boston will serve as a lever for the change BPS families deserve. 

EdQuity Boston is currently in its implementation phase and welcomes the voices of the community to be a part of the planning process. Since the launch of EdQuity Boston, we have proudly raised $18,410 in donations. With your support, we are confident the movement will be replicated amongst surrounding school districts to ensure our students’ needs are prioritized in and around the classroom.

The Boston Education Fund (BEDF) is taking an innovative approach to promoting educational equity with the launch of its new initiative, EdQuity Boston. This community-driven program challenges the status quo and aims to transform the educational ecosystem in Boston by prioritizing education and community.