Drive change through partnership
For over 100 years, one goal at the Foundation has been to serve as a trusted and independent advisor to donors. We value every donor, and honor the power of partnership – with donors, with the city of Cambridge, and with our valued nonprofit partners. Thousands of donors have contributed to the Cambridge Community Foundation since its inception, and their gifts have combined to generate significant positive impact across the city. We invite you to join us in supporting opportunity, equity, and progress in Cambridge.
The power of collective giving
We host the Cambridge community’s endowment. Charitable funds held at the Foundation provide a stable and secure stream of funding for a wide range of community needs and donor interests. Through two grant cycles each year, we learn about and fund numerous programs benefiting every segment of Cambridge community life. Our donors value the staff’s knowledge, connections, and the opportunity to make positive change in partnership with the Foundation.
Gifts to the Cambridge Community Foundation establishing long-term funds are especially valuable, since the Foundation is able to sustain support for changing essential needs and respond to critical issues. The Cambridge Community Foundation aims to use its own funds and partner with donors to ensure meaningful grants for the organizations that need funding.
Strengthen Cambridge through collaboration
Through convenings and collaborations, we strengthen the network of services and nonprofits in Cambridge. As a civic leader, we also sponsor collaboration and information sharing across sectors essential to an effective nonprofit/city/private sector partnership.