BPL Fund Institutional Giving

Institutional Giving

The Boston Public Library Fund is proud to partner with institutions across Greater Boston and beyond to pioneer innovative programs and enhanced community services at the Boston Public Library. Private philanthropy is essential to the Library, enabling a multitude of special programs and multiplying impacts for communities across the City of Boston.

Why Give?

Institutional support allows the Library to go above and beyond what is possible through City funding alone, accelerating the Library’s work in unlocking opportunity, activating democracy, and sharing treasures, while ensuring it remains 100% free to all.

Institutional Giving

BPL Fund Institutional Giving

The Boston Public Library Fund is proud to partner with institutions across Greater Boston and beyond to pioneer innovative programs and enhanced community services at the Boston Public Library. Private philanthropy is essential to the Library, enabling a multitude of special programs and multiplying impacts for communities across the City of Boston. 

Why Give?

Institutional support allows the Library to go above and beyond what is possible through City funding alone, accelerating the Library’s work in unlocking opportunity, activating democracy, and sharing treasures, while ensuring it remains 100% free to all.

Public Programs

Private support allows the Library to go above and beyond what is possible through City of Boston-funding alone, accelerating the Library’s work in Unlocking Opportunity, Activating Democracy, and Sharing Treasures. Corporate and Foundation giving through the Boston Public Library Fund provides new opportunities for the people of Boston while ensuring that the Library remains 100% Free-to-All.

Learn More

Please contact Benjamin Wind, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at bwind@bplfund.org to discover ways your institution can become a philanthropic partner of Boston Public Library Fund. 

Special Thanks to our Institutional Partners

  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals
  • Amalgamated Charitable Foundation
  • American Tower
  • Arent Fox
  • AT&T New England
  • Bain Capital
  • Children’s Charity, Ltd.
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Citizens Bank
  • Crocker Electrical Co. Inc.
  • Delaware North
  • Edgerley Family Fund
  • Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund
  • Ernst & Young
  • F5 Networks
  • Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
  • Fiduciary Trust Co.
  • FJC
  • Ginkgo Bioworks
  • Goldman Sachs & Co
  • Goulston & Storrs
  • Haldane Central School
  • Harvard Community Gifts
  • Intel Foundation
  • John H. & H. Naomi Tomfohrde Foundation
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • M & T Charitable Foundation
  • Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
  • MFS Investment Management
  • MFS Investment Management Matching Gifts Program
  • Network for Good
  • Newmark Knight Frank
  • Red Sox Foundation
  • Saquish Foundation
  • Shawmut Street Charitable Gift Fund
  • Stanhope Garage Inc
  • The Big Quiet
  • The Denver Foundation
  • The Highland Street Foundation
  • The Klarman Family Foundation
  • The Learning Project Elementary School
  • The Lowell Institute
  • The Mabel Louise Riley Foundation
  • Tiny Tiger Foundation
  • Tufts Health Plan Foundation
  • United Way of MA
  • Verizon Foundation
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
  • Walking Stick Family Fund
  • WGBH
  • William J. and Lia G. Poorvu Foundation
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals
  • Amalgamated Charitable Foundation
  • American Tower
  • Arent Fox
  • AT&T New England
  • Bain Capital
  • Children’s Charity, Ltd.
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Citizens Bank
  • Crocker Electrical Co. Inc.
  • Delaware North
  • Edgerley Family Fund
  • Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund
  • Ernst & Young
  • F5 Networks
  • Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
  • Fiduciary Trust Co.
  • FJC
  • Ginkgo Bioworks
  • Goldman Sachs & Co
  • Goulston & Storrs
  • Haldane Central School
  • Harvard Community Gifts
  • Intel Foundation
  • John H. & H. Naomi Tomfohrde Foundation
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • M & T Charitable Foundation
  • Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
  • MFS Investment Management
  • MFS Investment Management Matching Gifts Program
  • Network for Good
  • Newmark Knight Frank
  • Red Sox Foundation
  • Saquish Foundation
  • Shawmut Street Charitable Gift Fund
  • Stanhope Garage Inc
  • The Big Quiet
  • The Boston Foundation, Inc.
  • The Denver Foundation
  • The Highland Street Foundation
  • The Klarman Family Foundation
  • The Learning Project Elementary School
  • The Lowell Institute
  • The Mabel Louise Riley Foundation
  • Tiny Tiger Foundation
  • Tufts Health Plan Foundation
  • United Way of MA
  • Verizon Foundation
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
  • Walking Stick Family Fund
  • WGBH
  • William J. and Lia G. Poorvu Foundation

Institutional partnerships with the Boston Public Library Fund make possible unique corporate social responsibility activities, employee volunteerism, event and program sponsorships, and a host of other community engagement offerings.

The Boston Public Library’s Homework Assistance Program (HAP) provides free, 100% accessible academic support for thousands of K-8 students in the city. HAP also provides employment and post-secondary skills development for over 50 high-achieving Boston 'Teen Mentors' each year. These exceptional youth deliver a cumulative 10,000 group and one-on-one tutoring lessons annually.

Sponsorship levels:

Presenting Partner: $25,000
Title sponsorship of the Homework Assistance Program 
All the benefits below, plus:
  • Employee Engagement: Meet and greet with future leaders of Boston’s workforce at the Teen Mentor year-end celebration!
  • Corporate branding on public advertising
Community Partner: $10,000
Sponsors community learning at four virtual locations
All the benefits below, plus:
  • Corporate branding on program materials, supplies, and t-shirts
  • Corporate branding on program’s virtual conferencing platform
After-school Success Partner: $5,000
Sponsors one week of the HAP
All the benefits below, plus:
  • Corporate branding on print marketing
  • HAP 2020-21 outcomes reporting
Teen Mentor Sponsor: $2,500
Sponsors one Teen Mentor
  • Acknowledgement of Boston Public Library Fund website & 2021 annual report
  • Personalized reporting and success stories from Teen Mentor sponsor
  • IRA tax-deductible receipt
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