Creating a Greener Greater Boston for Future Generations
In Partnership with the Barr Foundation
The Solomon Foundation champions the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s public green spaces and their unique contribution to the quality of urban life. Founded by David Solomon and Herb Nolan in 2005, the foundation seeks to frame visionary yet practical projects and help get them ready for implementation. Through careful listening and dialogue we explore a range of options, test their feasibility, and help frame a shared vision for the future. Working alongside diverse partners across governmental agencies and neighborhoods, we help drive greenway and park projects forward.
A Greener Greater Boston (AGGB) is a program of the Solomon Foundation in partnership with the Barr Foundation. AGGB was started in 2016 to scale up the greenway work of the Solomon Foundation.
You can learn more about some of our current projects below.
With our partners, we prioritize projects that are part of a system of shared paths and parks serving neighborhoods that need them most. Here is a selection of innovative projects made possible through the collaboration of dedicated public and private partners.
Listen and Collaborate Around a Shared Vision
Working with public and private partners, the Solomon Foundation identifies projects that will significantly improve the Commonwealth’s public parks and greenways and, in the process, attract many more people to use them. These are projects that would likely not happen without a private partner to help communities advocate for them. We do not attempt to do the heavy lifting of government agencies, nor could we. We act as a catalyst to instigate and support government action.