Key Partnerships & Initiatives

Anti-Defamation League – New England»
The ADL was founded in 1913 to “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” As a civil rights and human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights. ADL’s New England Regional Office serves Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. ADL works with students, teachers, business leaders and law enforcement to prevent anti-Semitism and all forms of hate while building bridges of understanding between communities.

Boston Children’s Hospital»
Boston Children’s Hospital is a 404-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Boston Children’s offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.

City Connects»
City Connects utilizes a network of partners to ensure students in elementary and middle schools receive the individualized services they need beyond the school day. City Connects’ approach not only improves academic outcomes for students currently enrolled in a City Connects Partner School, but also it increases the likelihood City Connects students will graduate high school by 50% compared to students not enrolled in a school without a City Connects affiliation.

Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute»
Since its founding in 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts has been committed to providing adults and children with cancer with the best treatment available today while developing tomorrow’s cures through cutting-edge research.

Everytown for Gun Safety»
Everytown for Gun Safety is dedicated to understanding and reducing gun violence in America. Everytown partners with survivors, moms, mayors, students, faith leaders, law enforcement and others to promote common sense gun reform and safer communities. Every day, 96 Americans are killed with guns, making the gun homicide rate in the United States 25 times higher than that of other developed countries.

Facing History and Ourselves»
The mission of Facing History is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and anti-Semitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. By studying the historical development of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide, students make the essential connections between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives. Facing History New England works with a network of more than 10,000 educators reaching approximately 740,000 students.

The First Tee»
The First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Through after school and in school programs, The First Tee helps shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf.

Home Funders»
Home Funders collaborative was created to address the crisis in available affordable housing for extremely low-income families in Massachusetts. The Fireman Foundation joined a cadre of other private funders to establish the organization with the belief that without adequate housing, all other social investments are at risk.

Massachusetts General Hospital»
Since 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital has been committed to delivering standard-setting medical care. Throughout the decades, the hospital has had a consistent commitment to advancing that care through pioneering research and educating future health care professionals.

One Family, Inc.»
Founded in 1999 by the Fireman family, One Family, Inc. is dedicated to ending family homelessness in Massachusetts. This mission grows out of a core belief that no parent or child should be without a place to call home in such a richly resourced state. The One Family scholars program, the organization’s signature program, offers both scholarships and coaching support to approximately 100 scholars each year.

StreetCred aims to address the health impact of financial stress by providing tax preparation services to low-income families in doctors’ waiting rooms. The program helps increase access to critical anti-poverty tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) by integrating tax preparation services into pediatric clinics; returning more than $4 million to over 2000 clients in five states since its inception in 2016.