At Boston Private, we are committed to serving our community. Investing in low- and moderate-income people and neighborhoods is part of our business strategy and our conviction. That’s why we take the time to establish close partnerships with groups who work in the community and are involved in their development each day. We want to understand their needs, their whys and how we can help them attain their goals.

Who We Serve

We strive to help individuals, businesses, real estate developers and nonprofits, including: 

  • First-time homebuyers
  • Nonprofit organizations serving low- and moderate-income people and communities, including housing and economic development organizations, social and health service providers, organizations promoting neighborhood revitalization, community development, job creation, charter schools and other community investment services
  • Small and middle-market businesses
  • For-profit developers with real estate development projects that create or preserve affordable housing or promote neighborhood revitalization, economic development, job opportunities or the provision of social services in low- and moderate-income communities

Community Lending Programs

Community matters. That’s why we help finance projects that create and preserve affordable housing, promote jobs and education, support human and social service organizations and assist with community revitalization.

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Over $2 Billion Invested

Boston Private's Community Investment Program has invested more than $2 billion in the neighborhoods of Greater Boston, San Francisco Bay Area, and Los Angeles since 2000. Watch our video to find out more about our involvement in the communities we serve.


Our goal is to have a positive impact on the lives of those we serve and with whom we work.

Listening to our clients and our community partners is how we understand their needs and help them attain their goals. We take the time to develop close partnerships with groups who work in the community each day and that are involved in community development. We attribute our achievements in community investment to these partnerships.

Philanthropic Giving

We focus our philanthropic giving on initiatives that promote community and economic development, affordable housing, asset building, financial education, youth programs, and social/human service programs that assist low- and moderate-income individuals, families and areas.

Community Service & Volunteerism

We are actively involved in the communities we serve. From lending our expertise to boards and loan committees of nonprofit organizations to participating in a wide range of community betterment efforts and philanthropic causes, we promote a work environment that supports and inspires involvement.

Organizations We Support

Why does wealth matter? Every person, every organization has a different reason. At Boston Private, understanding every Why of WealthSM is what sets us apart.

We understand that wealth extends beyond accumulation of money. It’s about the potential of wealth: what it can achieve, how it can help, whose lives it can change for the better.

And that’s why for all the clients we partner with, and organizations we support, we embrace the driving forces behind their efforts, because we understand the Why of their wealth.

Groups we sponsor

At Boston Private, we sponsor a diverse group of organizations that share many of our own values while educating and inspiring the people and communities around them.  Some examples reside below:


Identifies and celebrates the next generation of entrepreneurs through their Entrepreneur of the Year and Entrepreneurial Winning Women Programs.  

Boston Private supports ideas, innovation and the act of embracing change as cornerstones to success.


SCS Noonan Scholars
Helps high-achieving underrepresented students to graduate from top colleges equipped to achieve their full potential.

Boston Private believes that fostering access to educational resources to those who may not have the means on their own can create a cycle of success in communities in which we operate.


Team Impact
Connects children facing serious and chronic illnesses to local college athletic teams, forming life-long bonds and life-changing outcomes.

Boston Private’s involvement with Team IMPACT supports our conviction that “wealth” extends beyond accumulation of money and into helping others achieve happiness despite life’s challenges. 

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