The Wagner Foundation is a Boston-based foundation whose mission is to build just and robust communities throughout the world.  Honoring the potential in all people, we look to help individuals build the skills necessary to be agents of change in their own lives and active members of their communities.

 About the Wagner Foundation
 Wagner Foundation Approach


The Wagner Foundation seeks to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the communities in which we work. Our grant-making allows us to respond in a coordinated, holistic manner that balances the needs of individuals and their communities.


The foundation supports organizations, on an invitation-only basis, that achieve excellence in their stated mission—demonstrating strong leadership, ambition, and creativity—and are responsive to the larger needs of their communities.  Grantees are seen in the context of a mosaic of change that is unique to each community.

 Wagner Foundation Grants