Cambridge Community Foundation was one of the first community foundations in the nation, established to make a difference in the lives of Cambridge residents. Created to serve as a vehicle for local giving and to address local needs, the Foundation has expanded its commitment to the power of philanthropy and to civic leadership over the past century.
The Wagner Foundation supports the Cambridge Community Foundation in its work to address the full range of challenges in Cambridge today. Famous as a leader in education, the City of Cambridge has also long been a national economic engine. Yet many residents continue to struggle. Homelessness and hunger remain chilling realities, and too many children grow up ill-equipped to thrive in the very economy that drives the city and the region.
Established in 1916 with the charter to serve the city of Cambridge, the Cambridge Community Foundation’s vision is to create a vibrant, thriving and inclusive community, with the culture of giving and opportunity for all.