Boston Local Giving Guide

Nonprofits in Boston provide services like free meals, education, health check-ups, emergency shelter and much more. We've highlighted some of the effective nonprofits serving the Boston area, so you know your donation will have an impact.

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Top Homelessness Nonprofits

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Housing Families

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  4 counties and cities in MA

Impact: $30 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
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Somerville Homeless Coalition

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  2 counties and cities in MA

Impact: $60 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Governance: Passes checks

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Pine Street Inn

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  4 counties and cities in MA

Impact: $40 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Governance: Passes checks

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Casa Myrna Vazquez

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  Boston, MA

Impact: $70 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
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Transition House

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  Cambridge, MA

Impact: $50 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
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Salem Mission

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  Salem, MA

Impact: $40 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
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Finex House

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  Boston, MA

Impact: $30 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
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Emmaus

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  3 counties and cities in MA

Impact: $40 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
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Brookview House

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  Boston, MA

Impact: $40 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
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Top Education Nonprofits

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The Scholarship Fund Of Concord And Carlisle

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Middlesex County, MA

Impact: $3,600 increases income for a scholarship recipient by $3,500.
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The Scholarship Foundation Of Wakefield Inc

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Wakefield, MA

Impact: $2,700 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $3,600.
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Theta Delta Chi Educational Foundation Inc

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Boston, MA

Impact: $5,500 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $11,000.
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Masconomet Regional Scholarship

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Boxford, MA

Impact: $1,500 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $2,200.
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Reading Scholarship Foundation Inc

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Reading, MA

Impact: $1,700 increases income for a scholarship recipient by $1,600.
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Littleton Scholarship Trust

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Littleton common, MA

Impact: $1,500 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $2,200.
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Top Hunger Nonprofits

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The Greater Boston Food Bank

  Hunger - Food Bank|  9 counties in MA

Impact: $3 provides a meal to a person in need.
Governance: Passes checks

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