• About the Project


  • The Boston Foundation
    As Greater Boston’s community foundation, The Boston Foundation (TBF) devotes its resources to building and sustaining a vital, prosperous city and region, where justice and opportunity are extended to everyone. TBF fulfill this mission in three principal ways:

    1) Making grants to nonprofit organizations and designing special funding initiatives to address this community’s critical challenges;

    2) Working in partnership with donors and other funders to achieve high-impact philanthropy; and

    3) Serving as a civic hub and center of information, where ideas are shared, levers for change are identified, and common agendas for the future are developed.

  • MetroBoston DataCommon
    The MetroBoston DataCommon, a partnership between the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the Boston Indicators Project, is an interactive data portal and mapping tool with information about the region’s people, neighborhoods, infrastructure, and environmental resources. It is a resource for all those seeking to better understand how the region and its communities are changing, and help residentsplannerscity and town officialseducators, and journalists explore options and make informed decisions.
  • The Metropolitan Area Planning Council

    The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is a regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan Boston. MAPC's mission is promoting smart growth and regional collaboration.

  • City of Boston

    The Boston Indicators Project works with several city agencies such as the Department of Neighborhood Development, the Office of Urban Mechanics, the Boston Public Health Commission, among others to obtain and analyze data about the city and track progress on shared goals.

  • The John LaWare Leadership Forum
    Founded in 2005, the John LaWare Leadership Forum is a flexible civic mechanism that informs and convenes Greater Boston’s business and civic leaders to respond to the region’s competitiveness challenges and opportunities. The Forum promotes a dynamic model of coordinated and distributed leadership focused on: supporting promising initiatives ripe for implementation; identifying gaps in existing efforts; clearing roadblocks to progress; and celebrating civic achievements.

  • The Boston Redevelopment Authority

    In partnership with communities, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) plans Boston's future while respecting its past. It prepares residents for new opportunities through training, human service and job creation. The BRA guides physical, social, and economic change in Boston's neighborhoods and its downtown to shape a more prosperous, sustainable, and beautiful city for all.

  • Planet-TECH Associates

    Planet-TECH Associates is a consultancy focusing on trends, innovations, and opportunities for a regenerative future. Since 2004, Planet-TECH Associates has partnered with The Boston Foundation Indicator's Project to conceptualize, research, and implement the Hub of Innovations tool.

  • The Open Indicators Consortium

    The Open Indicators Consortium (OIC) is a multi-stakeholder partnership in the development of the open source platform Weave in collaboration with the Institute for Visualization and Perception Research at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The OIC aims to spur the democratization and use of high quality data and data-driven problem-solving within and across neighborhoods, municipalities, sectors, states, regions and nations.