• We create accessible publications that guide funding in social justice areas and explore just, socially responsible philanthropic practice.
  • We design and host free educational programming, webinars, strategy sessions and other gatherings for funders, their advisors and nonprofit leaders.
  • We teach courses, fund fellowships, mentor students and host guest speakers for the Heller-Brandeis community.
  • We collaborate with numerous community-based groups, university-based philanthropy centers, social justice funders and national networks to build strategy, co-sponsor events and long-term projects and to support and learn from each other’s work.
Philanthropy Massachusetts has created a Disaster and Emergency Relief Resource List due to the COVID-19 crisis. This list will be constantly updated and is extremely useful for funders and individuals looking to provide thoughtful resources to our communities. Please stay safe and take care of one another.

Next Generation Commemoration: Philanthropy's Past, Present, and Future Roles

Through this brief, we explore how grantmaker support for contemporary removals and reimaginings of commemorative landscapes can help put several communities on a road to civic repair.

2022 Brandeis Women's Soccer and Waltham Boys & Girls Club GiveBack!

On April 30, 2022, The Sillerman Center, in partnership with Sow Good Now, the Brandeis Women’s Soccer Team, and the Waltham Boys and Girls Club, held our second annual soccer clinic and GiveBack at Brandeis University. The 2022 grant recipient is Doc Wayne

Sillerman Fellows Giving Circle

Our inaugural Sillerman Fellows Giving Circle brought together past and present Sillerman Fellows to make a $5000 grant. Facilitated by Brian Kibler (MBA/MPP '21) and Katherine Ponce (MBA/MS '21), fellows selected Building Audacity to receive their grant. Congratulations to all involved!

Social Justice & Philanthropy: Purpose, Practice, and Problems

The Social Justice & Philanthropy graduate student foundations selected Sojourner House and Chinese Progressive Association to receive their grants! Each organization will receive a general operating grant of $7,500. Congratulations to the students and grantees who engaged in this class and grantmaking process!
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Projects

Our long-term ongoing projects provide learning opportunities for grantmakers and foster community building among funders, scholars and community leaders.
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Publications

Our publications explore contemporary issues in philanthropy, provide guidance and resources to socially concerned grantmakers and illuminate equitable, democratic philanthropic practice.
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Fellowships

Each year, we select up to three eligible Heller students and help to place them in paid philanthropy-related summer internships.