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We Are Boston

The annual reception celebrates Boston’s immigrants. We also give out mini-grants funded by corporate sponsorships.

SAVE THE DATE: We Are Boston 2022 is on Thursday, February 3, 2022. More details to follow.

Every year, the Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement hosts an annual reception to celebrate Boston’s rich cultural diversity. The event honors the contributions immigrants have made to our City. It's also an opportunity to recognize and support nonprofits that tirelessly and innovatively serve immigrant communities.

Have questions? Contact:

Immigrant Advancement
BOSTON, MA 02201-2030



Mini-grants application

Apply Now

The Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement is awarding 10-20 groups mini-grants of $5,000-$10,000 each. Applicants must be Boston-based and serve immigrants. Apply by 5 p.m. Friday, November 5, 2021. Read the application.

Apply for a Mini-grant

Read the translation in العربية, kriolu, 中文, Français, Kreyòl ayisyen, Português, Af-Soomali, Español, and Tiếng Việt.

These grants are made possible by the generous contributions from our annual We Are Boston Reception.

Applicants will need:
  • Proof of being 501c3 registered or under a Fiscal Agent and operates in the City of Boston
  • To submit your most recent fiscal year report or audit, email Agnes Chang at

Grants will be awarded on November 17, 2021. They must be used by November 22, 2022.

Since 2015, thousands of constituents have benefited from programs funded by our grants. Read the press release announcing the 2020 grant recipients.

Become a Sponsor

We invite you or your company to be a sponsor for "We Are Boston." Sponsorship funds are given directly to immigrant-serving nonprofits in the form of $5,000 - $10,000 mini-grants.

Become a Sponsor

Feel free to email our Chief of Staff, Agnes Chang ( to discuss this opportunity. Thank you for supporting the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement. We appreciate your commitment to immigrant communities during this critical time.


Aside from tickets and advertising at the reception, sponsors will be invited to join a thoughtful conversation on:

  • the roots of systemic racism, and
  • how to join the struggle for racial equity.

We hope to share our experiences and examine the unconscious biases we are all exposed to. This workshop will explore how to build inclusive cultures in the workplace and everyday life.

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