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April 15, 2012

In Boston, a Fund Seeks Promising Nonprofits to Tackle Social Ills

Reba Saldanha, for The Chronicle

John Simon (left), co-founder of the GreenLight Fund, meets with representatives of Friends of the Children, a group that provides 12 years of mentorship to kids at risk of dropping out of school.

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 in...

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