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Boston Racial Equity Fund

The Boston Racial Equity Fund coordinates and streamlines the collective desire by the people and organizations of Boston who are looking to contribute to the cause of racial justice and equity in the City.

Questions about the fund? Contact:

Press inquiries

For press inquiries, please contact our Press Office at or 617-635-4461.

About the fund

The Boston Racial Equity Fund will support nonprofits focused on racial equity work through:

  • economic development
  • public health
  • youth employment and engagement, and education, and
  • much more.

Boston Racial Equity Fund will be based out of the Boston Charitable Trust (EIN: 04-6528581), an existing 501(c)(3) designated trust fund. This fund is managed by the City of Boston’s Treasury Department.

If you have questions for Treasury, you can call 617-635-4140 or email

How to donate


Donations may be made online using e-check or credit card. Please note: Payments made by debit or credit card are assessed a nonrefundable service fee of 2.75% of the total payment amount ($1 minimum). For more information, please call 617-635-4000.

Donate online


Make your check payable to "Boston Racial Equity Fund" with "Boston Charitable Trust" in the memo field. You can mail it to:

City of Boston Treasury Department
1 City Hall Square, Room M-5
Boston, MA 02201

For additional instructions and options for donating, please contact the Treasury Department at 617-635-4140.


Want to donate through a Donor Advised Fund? Search for "Boston Charitable Trust Fund" with a notation to direct your gift to the "Boston Racial Equity Fund”.

Common questions

Common questions
The Steering Committee will share more information about the funding process for the Racial Equity Fund in the coming weeks. Want to stay updated on the fund? Please fill out this contact form to receive an email with announcements and funding opportunities. We will also publish updates on this page on a regular basis.

The Boston Racial Equity Fund intends to use the fund to coordinate and streamline the collective desire by the people and organizations of Boston who are looking to contribute to the cause of racial justice and equity in the City of Boston. Further, the City is obligated to ensure that all expenditures are for allowable purposes under the IRS code.

We appreciate that donors may have specific areas of concern. The fund prefers that specific purposes not be designated. We cannot guarantee that specific donations can be applied to specific purposes.

The Boston Racial Equity Fund will be limited to organizations supporting communities, families, and individuals in the City of Boston.

As with all City transactions, whether online or in person, the use of credit and debit cards are subject to a 2.75% processing fee. This is not a charge retained by the City. It's directly remitted to the payment processor.

Please note:
No charge will be incurred when using an e-check through the online payment process, or when mailing a donation via check.