- Area(s) of Focus: Economy
- Key Indicator(s): Poverty (% of population below poverty line), Banking Institutions (commercial banks, savings institutions, and credit unions per 10,000 residents)
- State(s): Massachusetts
Boston Rising is a start-up fund and grantmaking organization focused on fighting poverty in Boston. Inspired by the Robin Hood Foundation, the Harlem Childrenâ€™s Zone, and new approaches to empowering individuals and communities to chart their own paths out of poverty, Boston Rising will invest in the most innovative and effective strategies to break the cycle of poverty in Boston while engaging the next generation of philanthropists in the issues of economic inequality and urban poverty.