The GreenLight Fund identifies innovative, high-performing nonprofits in cities across the country and supports their successful expansion into the local community when these nonprofits show the results needed to have a significant impact on priority local issues.
The GreenLight Fund supports organizations that address issues affecting primarily low-income urban children and families in key areas such as education, youth development, workforce development, and health.
Our aspiration is that GreenLight’s results in Boston will stimulate initiatives in other cities to use the GreenLight approach to identify and replicate proven models for social change. We envision a network of like-minded organizations learning and working together to propagate exceptional nonprofit solutions that achieve meaningful and measurable results in communities around the country.
Since our founding in 2003, our progress and impact hae greatly exceeded our goals. We have helped establish and grow six exceptional nonprofit organizations that are currently reaching more that 14,000 low-income youth and families in the Boston area with their life-changing programs. Our portfolio organizations are:
- Friends of the Children
- Raising A Reader
- Peer Health Exchange
- Youth Villages Transitional Living Program
- Family Independence Initiative
- Single Stop USA
In January of 2012 the GreenLight Fund began operating in Philadelphia and the Bay Area with plans to kick off selection cycles this summer.