April 15, 2012
In Boston, a Fund Seeks Promising Nonprofits to Tackle Social Ills
Reba Saldanha, for The Chronicle
For the past 15 years, philanthropists have poured money into the national offices of high-performing charities to help them start operations in new cities.
The GreenLight Fund, in Boston, is also focused on helping the best charities grow, but it inverts the process. The nine-year-old nonprofit organization first canvasses the city to uncover Boston’s greatest needs and then scours the country to find growing and proven charities that can be imported to combat the local