Office of Strategic Partnerships
We work with philanthropic groups, nonprofits, and other partners. Our office creates and puts in place strategies around how the City uses external resources. We also provide leadership and best practices with:
- philanthropic funding
- competitive public funding, and
- other innovative partnership strategies.
2018 Mayors Challenge Champion City Award Winner
Department lead: Public Works
Boston was one of 35 Champion Cities finalists in the 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge.
Safe System Innovation Grants Winner
Department leads: Transportation, New Urban Mechanics
The Boston's Safest Driver campaign was awarded for its innovative approach to roadway safety.
2018 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards
Department leads: Food Access, Boston Public Schools
Boston was awarded first place in the large cities category for its BOSFoodLove program.
Greater Boston Immigrant Legal Defense Fund
Department lead: Immigrant Advancement
Funding for the two-year pilot program was provided through the support of local foundations and corporate partners.
My Way Cafe
Department Leads: Boston Public Schools, Public Facilities Department
The program increases the number of students who can eat fresh, healthy meals cooked on-site.
GRAD Last Mile Fund Pilot
Department Leads: Office of Strategic Partnerships, Treasury
The GRAD Fund supports Boston students in completing their degrees.
Department Leads: BPS, Office of Workforce Development
Boston Saves empowers families to save and plan for their children’s futures.
We work with the Assessing Department on the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program. Our focus is on the community benefits reporting.