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Red Sox Foundation Interview: How Scholars are Paying it Forward

This blog post is written by Letters Foundation intern and Red Sox Scholar alumna, Damaris Berrio, who supports the Foundation’s endeavors in External Relations.  The mission of the Red Sox Foundation is to make a difference in the lives of children, veterans, families, and communities in need throughout New England by improving health, educational, and … Continued

Navigating Patient Advocacy: A Means to Quality Care

At Letters Foundation, we understand that health and access to quality medical care are fundamental to the well-being of our constituents, and contribute to the overall health of our communities. Although we do not pay for medical treatments, we support constituents with many of the financial burdens that are a result of unanticipated and/or unaffordable … Continued

A History of Women’s Giving: Reflections on Doris’ Philanthropy

Each year during Women’s History Month, we have a unique opportunity to celebrate the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society, including our founder and benefactor Doris Buffett. Over the past twenty years, Doris has directed upwards of $181 million dollars towards individuals, families, and institutions through her charitable initiatives: $150 million … Continued

Understanding Barriers to Accessing Education for Students in Our Community

Access to education for individuals and families is a top priority at Letters Foundation. Through our collaboration with the Red Sox Scholars Program, as well as our community partnerships with One Family, Inc. and Jeremiah Program, we remain committed to supporting educational goals for our constituents. While we recognize that tuition, aid, and student loans … Continued

Our Community Partner EMPath’s Perspective on Boston’s Current Housing Crisis

The Letters Foundation’s Community Partners Program partners with nonprofits to support our mutual constituents with one-time grants related to housing, health, workforce development, and education.  This collaboration aims to honor and uphold the strengths of individuals and families, while recognizing that many systems create roadblocks for the people in our community to be able to … Continued

Looking Back At Our 2018 Grantmaking

As we look ahead to 2019, we are inspired by the courage, strength and resilience of every person who wrote to us this past year.   In 2018, we awarded over $3 million in grants, received 1,509 letters and had the privilege of collaborating with over 250 individuals and families, who received a one-time grant … Continued

Words From Alex Buffett Rozek on Letters to Doris

Our very recent book release, Letters to Doris, tells the stories of 23 people who were recipients of Doris’ individual grantmaking. Below, Alex Buffett Rozek shares his experience reading Letters to Doris and reflecting on his grandmother’s lifelong commitment to improving the lives of those who wrote to her. As Board Chair, Alex has put … Continued

We Are Thankful For Our Volunteer Community

At Letters Foundation, we are privileged to work alongside a group of dedicated volunteers who support our work in invaluable ways.  We want to express our gratitude to our volunteers for lending their time and energy every week to help get more grants to people in need.  Our volunteers embody the core values of the … Continued