• About the Project

GOAL: 1.9 Strength of the Non-Profit Sector

Nonprofit organizations both reflect and foster a healthy civic life. Boston’s varied nonprofit sector is a source of cultural vitality, an expression of social capital, and a valuable adjunct to community life. Often referred to as the "third" or "independent" sector, nonprofits are frequently better positioned than corporations or governments to create innovative responses to community challenges and opportunities. On the other hand, a community can have too many staffed nonprofit organizations and institutions with too few funding resources to remain sustainable.