Now more than ever, encouraging creativity is essential for our collective well-being. Not only does everyone have a right and responsibility to be creative; imagining and shaping our future is an inherently creative act.
The Wagner Foundation is committed to encouraging visionary individuals, as well as arts institutions that expand cultural access. We welcome creative ideas that challenge convention. Whether this takes the form of disadvantaged groups questioning fundamental issues impacting their lives, or of professional artists challenging us all, we strive to encourage, enable, and teach creativity.
The Museum of Contemporary Art is an innovative and compelling center of contemporary art where the public can experience the work and ideas of living artists, and understand the historical, social, and cultural context of the art of our time. The museum boldly interweaves exhibitions, performances, collections, and educational programs to excite, challenge, and illuminate […]
Hope on a String (HOAS) believes that strong, united communities are critical to sustainable social progress, and that universal affinity for music in Haiti makes it ideal for sparking social participation. HOAS leverages the power of music and the arts to empower youth and revitalize communities in Haiti. HOAS has a network of community center and school sites where they currently serve more than […]
Boston Cyclists Union envisions a Boston that is world renowned for year-round cycling, a place where people ride for fun, exercise, and transportation. This vision aims to include all Bostonians—men, women, children, and seniors from every neighborhood—in support of a network of safe and accessible bicycle routes to school, work and play each day. Such […]
The mission of the Boston Book Festival is to celebrate the power of words, to promote a culture of literature and ideas, and to enhance the vibrancy of the city of Boston. The annual festival involves many local organizations, incorporates several events across the city, and includes a popular street fair where exhibitors range from […]
Emphasizing direct engagement with contemporary visual art, VIA Art Fund supports projects that exemplify their core values of artistic production, thought leadership, and public engagement, VIA–by way of–Art. Partnering directly with artists, curators, and cultural institutions around the world, VIA Art Fund patrons support innovative artistic endeavors in various forms, from the production of new […]
The mission of the Free for All Fund at the Boston Foundation is to ensure that everyone from the Boston region—children, adults, families—will have regular and permanent access to the rich world of classical, orchestral music and related cultural events. As a field of interest fund within the Permanent Fund for Boston, the Boston Foundation conducts a […]