That same spirit of innovation is still fueling the region today.

Venture backed start-ups and technology giants have made “the hub” their home thanks to the area’s rich talent pool and world class institutions of higher education and medicine. Construction cranes dot the skyline. Areas like the Seaport District, Fort Point Channel, Fenway and Kendall Square are booming with new commercial and residential development. Boston is also home of some of the country’s leading social innovations and public sector initiatives.

But not all news is good. A recent ranking listed Boston as first in the country in income inequality. Affordable housing is beyond the reach of more and more residents. And too many of our city’s children and families are at risk of being left far behind.

This is where GreenLight comes in. We facilitate a method to help the Boston community identify and address its most pressing needs with the country’s best social innovations.


Our Portfolio

We search from coast to coast to bring promising, ground-breaking answers to some of Boston’s most persistent poverty-related challenges. Organizations in our portfolio represent the best in their fields – in innovation, measurable results and ability to scale.

GreenLight Fund is made up of passionate people like you.

Learn how you can be a part of the GreenLight Boston community.

Kristin McSwain

Executive Director, The Boston Opportunity Agenda; Selection Advisory Council member

Bithiah Carter

President, New England Blacks in Philanthropy; Selection Advisory Council member

Bill Schnoor

Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP; event sponsor, in-kind partner, Selection Advisory Council member

Marc Kozin

Senior Advisor, L.E.K. Consulting; investor; event sponsor

Anne Lovett & Steve Woodsum

Anne: President, Lovett-Woodsum Foundation; Board member; investor; event sponsor
Steve: Founding Managing Director, Summit Partners; investor; event sponsor

Mark Rosen

Advisory Director and Founding Partner, Charlesbank Capital Partners; investor; event sponsor; Selection Advisory Council member

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