All individuals should be able to achieve their full potential, no matter what boundaries may stand in their way. We believe knowledgeable, well-educated individuals have the power to shape opportunity, take control of their lives, and mobilize their talents on behalf of their communities.
The Wagner Foundation supports access to economic opportunity through training, apprenticeships, and other employment programs. To equip the next generation to find and create jobs of the future will require a creative approach to working with business partners, greater investments in training and skill-building, challenging systemic barriers while augmenting existing pathways to economic mobility.
Written by Alyssa Wright In 2005, Philanthropist Charlotte Wagner had a vision as she established her family’s foundation in Boston, Massachusetts. Wagner Foundation would work to build just and robust community across the globe by way of engaging with organizations that focussed on improving health equity, increasing economic mobility, expanding institutional fairness, and striving for […]
Partners in Health, a Boston-based international medical charity, has received a $15 million gift to support its work in developing nations. The gift, from the Boston-based Wagner Foundation, is the one of the largest donations in Partners in Health’s 31-year history. The organization said it would use the grant to measure its impact in reducing […]
Recent assessment of Gender Equity Grants (GEG) demonstrate the individual and business benefits of investing in women in agricultural industries. A new assessment, funded as part of our growing partnership with Root Capital and their Women in Agriculture Initiative (WAI), shows the positive impact Gender Equity Grants can make for women and businesses in the […]
Y2Y opened in Harvard Square in December 2015, so that all young people have a safe place to sleep and the resources they need to succeed. The founding team met while volunteering at Phillip Brooks House Association’s Harvard Square Homeless Shelter (HSHS), where during their service, they saw more and more young people come through […]