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GreenLight Fund

Boston, MA, USA
11-50 employees
Annual Budget : 
Populations Served: 
All Populations
About Us

The GreenLight Fund helps transform the lives of children, youth and families in high-poverty urban areas by creating local infrastructure and a consistent annual process to:

- Identify critical needs
- Import innovative, entrepreneurial programs that can have a significant, measurable impact, and
- Galvanize local support to help programs reach and sustain impact in the new city.

We envision a national network of GreenLight Fund cities, working together and learning from each other to harness the vision and ambition of social entrepreneurs and accelerate the spread of proven programs that make lasting change for children, youth and families.


GreenLight Fund is a national nonprofit with a local focus that partners with communities to create opportunities for inclusive prosperity. 

Each year we facilitate a community-driven process that matches the local needs of individuals and families not met by existing programs, to organizations with track records of success elsewhere. Working with communities, we identify, invite in and launch proven organizations, providing collaborative support so they can quickly take root and deliver change. 

Everything we do is designed to remove barriers to inclusive prosperity all too often rooted in racial inequities. Our impact increases exponentially as we address one specific, community-identified need each year, in each GreenLight site. 

Since 2004, we have launched 44 portfolio organizations across eleven sites, invested $30.5M, and attracted an additional $206M from other funding sources, reaching more than 550,000 individuals and families last year alone.

To learn more about the GreenLight Fund, please visit 


Why Work For Us?: 

GreenLight Fund's People-Focused Promise

At GreenLight Fund, we have a committed team dedicated to partnering with the local communities we’re in across the country to remove barriers to inclusive prosperity for children, youth and families. Our employees come to GreenLight with lived experience and deep personal connection to our work. We recognize that we take care of our communities best if we take care of our team first and Center Our Employees as our most valuable asset. 

To learn more about how GreenLight Fund centers our employees, please reach out to [email protected].