Foley Hoag Foundation

Boston’s busing desegregation case is a seminal chapter in the city’s history and America’s painful interracial narrative. In the decades since, Foley Hoag has committed itself to transforming the wrenching events of the past into a promising future.

Using fees awarded to the firm for its victory in the landmark case, the partners of Foley Hoag in 1980 established the first and only foundation to focus exclusively on the improvement of race relations in Boston: The Foley Hoag Foundation. 

Grants are awarded to organizations working to improve the racial climate by addressing diversity and racism. Supported programs include art/cultural activities, youth leadership/recreational programs, and assistance with advocacy. 

Since its inception, the foundation has awarded over 500 grants totaling $1.5 million.

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