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Help us build a better Boston

The mission of the BSA Foundation is to build a better Boston by: 

  • Engaging the public in the importance and power of design
  • Inspiring vibrant neighborhoods and a more resilient & equitable city through design explorations with community-based audiences.
  • Provoking change through strong collaborative efforts and strategic use of our resources, including BSA Space.

The BSA Foundation's vision is to establish Boston as a model of a resilient, equitable, and architecturally vibrant city and region, achievable  by 2030 via three goals:

  • Ensuring access to design education for every child in Greater Boston
  • Providing access to design resources for every neighborhood in Boston
  • Empowering communities to be advocates for changes in policies that result in excellent design for everyone in Greater Boston

Since 2014, over 125,000 people have been served by the BSA Foundation. 

By creating a variety of design-based programs and utilizing multiple communications channels, the BSA Foundation reaches individuals (adult and youth and family design education); promotes strong communities (community charrettes, workshops and design assistance programs); and contributes to the improvement of Greater Boston city systems (partnering with municipalities to foster community engagement and equitable, viable urban plans).

Exhibitions created by the BSA Foundation and hosted at BSA Space help expose the public to the power of design and are enhanced by curators and expert led tours, and by thematic programs. BSA Space is open .

The BSA Foundation also distributes small grants for K12 and community design initiatives.

For more information about the BSA Foundation's work, contact Victoria McKay at vmckay@architects.org.

BSA Foundation: Community-Driven Design

The video below introduces viewers to the BSA Foundation's ongoing commitment to programs that use to design to positively impact individuals, communities, and Boston city policy. Watch it, if you love Boston!


The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and contributions are tax deductible.