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Our Impact

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The Letters Foundation is incredibly proud to be a small part of assisting hundreds of resilient Americans who are experiencing hard luck. Many people are facing obstacles through no fault of their own. We want to help them get back on their feet.  

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Our Community Partners

The Letters Foundation partners with select nonprofits in Greater Boston and accepts referrals from constituents connected to service providers through our Community Partners Program. In collaboration with our partner nonprofits, Letters Foundation supports mutual constituents with one-time grants that address specific needs for a moment in time during an unforeseen challenge. Doris Buffett recognizes the best way to understand an issue is to remain proximate to the community. We're grateful to our partners for their continued commitment to lifting up our community in Greater Boston.

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The Red Sox Scholars Program

The Red Sox Scholars Program is an award-winning program, run by the Red Sox Foundation, which provides nine years of mentoring, enrichment activities, and educational scholarships to 262 students of lower-income in the Boston Public School system.

A longtime supporter of the program, Doris Buffett sat on the scholars’ selection committee in 2016 to help choose the newest cohort of Scholars. During that process, Doris decided to identify and fund two additional Scholars who did not make the initial cut. Doris advocated that these two Scholars truly needed additional support, and saw the potential within each of the young students. Today, those two students continue to thrive.

In the Spring of 2017, Doris’ commitment to youth development and her love of the Scholars Program motivated her to initiate a five-year commitment to funding two additional Sunshine Scholars annually, increasing each year’s cohort from ten to twelve students.

Learn more about The Red Sox Scholars Program

go to redsoxfoundation.org
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You have found true joy in life when you give and give and never count the cost.