Each year, Loomis Sayles sets aside a generous portion of it's pre-tax income to fund those non-profits working to improve the lives of individuals and their families in under-resourced communities. We support organizations that work with the most in need -- and our focus is in the cities of Boston, Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco, London and Singapore -- where our employees live and work.
10,000 Degrees aims to help students from low-income backgrounds get to and through college in order to positively impact their communities and the world. Education is the foundation of a just and equitable society. Loomis Sayles also works closely with 10,000 Degrees to source undergraduate summer interns and provide them exposure to the investment management industry.
Agassiz Village offers children a summer camp environment, to develop and practice leadership and life skills that will impact their future in education, family, career and in their communities. Their programs invest in children’s futures, to inspire and enable them to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible leaders. Loomis Sayles partners with Agassiz Village in their “Shark Tank” inspired program, Step-It-Up!. The program is a hands-on teamwork and project management challenge where a team of Agassiz Village INSTEP high school students engage with Loomis Sayles mentors to create a pitch for their community service project.
Artists For Humanity
Artists For Humanity (AFH) provides under-resourced teens the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design. AFH is built on the philosophy that engagement in the creative process is a powerful force for social change, and that creative entrepreneurship is a productive and life-changing opportunity for young people. Bridging economic, racial, and social divisions, AFH enriches urban communities by introducing young people's creativity to the business community. Loomis Sayles has partnered with AFH to both lease and purchase student artwork for our office space.
Boston Children’s Chorus
Loomis Sayles is dedicated to supporting the Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC), an organization that brings together young people from privileged and underserved neighborhoods in Boston through the power of music and performance. Together, the students learn discipline, develop leadership skills, and proudly represent the city of Boston through programs designed to create meaningful and lasting relationships. Loomis Sayles is a proud funder of The Herbert Randolph Kiser Memorial Scholarship and each year provides volunteers to help edit scholarship essays.
Boston Medical Center
At Boston Medical Center, SOFAR (Supporting Our Families through Addiction and Recovery) is a trauma-informed medical home for substance-exposed families. Substance-exposed newborns born to mothers with substance use disorder are hospitalized in BMC’s Mother-Infant Unit and cared for by SOFAR staff. As a result of the diligent work of the SOFAR team, mother and baby are able to attend one clinic visit and receive the multiple medical and psychosocial services they need. Within this one-stop-shop, families are able to access: infectious disease services, obstetrical services, pediatric services, opthamology and psychosocial support services.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston provide dedicated staff and comprehensive programs to expand children’s horizons by exposing them to technology, the arts, math and more. Loomis Sayles sources undergraduate summer interns from its partner clubs in Greater Boston, including Yawkey, Berkshire Partners Blue Hills and Mattapan Teen Center. We support the Clubs through funding for college trips as well as a dance and movement program run by the Boston Ballet.
Cristo Rey High School
Cristo Rey Boston High School provides a college preparatory education to students of limited economic resources. With a rigorous curriculum and a unique work-study experience in a corporate environment, Cristo Rey prepares students to succeed in college. Since 2008, Loomis Sayles has hosted Cristo Rey interns throughout the school year, supporting them in their preparation for future professional work environments.
College Bound Dorchester
Boston is a city of great opportunity, innovation and promise. Yet, like so many urban cities, there are still too many neighborhoods defined by generational cycles of poverty, street level violence and a widening gap of economic inequality. College Bound Dorchester’s vision is to break these cycles through education and by empowering gang-involved young people to break the cycles of violence they drive – targeting neighborhood “hotspots” of disruption to uncover the full potential of cities.
Fenway High School
Located in Mission Hill, Fenway High School is devoted to providing a high-quality, personalized education to students from all over the city of Boston. In 2019, 99% of the seniors were accepted to college and 70% of those were first-generation college students. It is the school’s dedication to diversity that inspired MOSAIC, Loomis Sayles’ multi-cultural employee resource group, to create the Loomis Sayles MOSAIC Scholarship Fund to offset the financial burden students face in college enrollment.
The Forsyth Institute’s “ForsythKids” program builds healthy communities by providing children and young adults with the dental care they need, right where they live and learn. ForsythKids works with schools and community partners to offer dental care at no cost to the patient, the patient’s family or the community site.
Heading Home provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent housing, and supportive services to homeless and formerly homeless families and individuals in Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Quincy, Revere and Somerville. Loomis Sayles partners closely with the organization in various volunteer events, such as moving homeless families into permanent housing and building playgrounds for their family shelters.
Horizons for Homeless Children
Horizons for Homeless Children provides a high-quality and community-based school option for families experiencing housing instability. Students receive scholarships from pre-k to 8th grade at schools in the Archdiocese of Boston, financial support for extended day and enrichment programs, and access to Boston College’s City Connects guidance counselor program.
Mother Caroline Academy and Education Center
Mother Caroline Academy is a private, tuition-free middle school serving financially-limited young girls of all faiths, races and cultures from Boston neighborhoods. The academy aims to provide a high quality education that develops the individual gifts of each student and prepares her for success in competitive secondary schools and colleges.
Peer Health Exchange
Peer Health Exchange's (PHE) mission is to empower young people with the knowledge, skills and resources to make healthy decisions. They do this by training college students to teach a skills-based health curriculum in under-resourced high schools. As older peers, PHE volunteers are able to engage teenagers in real, honest conversations about their choices and their health.
Rose Kennedy Greenway
Just outside of Loomis Sayles' Boston office is the Rose Kennedy Greenway – the city’s only organically maintained public park. Twice a year, a group of Loomis Sayles employees roll up their sleeves to help make landscaping improvements to the Greenway. In addition, Loomis Sayles supports the Park Rangers program that works intensively with about 50 homeless people annually, getting to know each individually and ultimately connecting them with the help they need.
South Boston Neighborhood House
The South Boston Neighborhood House (SBNH) provides services to residents of all ages and backgrounds in ways that strengthen the local community. Services include early education and care preschool, school age, education and career development programs, senior programs and family engagement. Since 2015, Loomis Sayles has been a top supporter of their Holiday Helper program which serves over 400 families.
Strong Women, Strong Girls
Strong Women Strong Girls was founded in 2000 as a small mentoring program and has since grown into an expansive network, serving over 800 elementary-aged girls in need. The organization works to counter the social pressures that discourage girls in underserved communities, by combining multi-generational group mentoring to build a community of strength around every girl. Each girl is introduced to colleges and careers; they build leadership skills and strengthen their confidence with the help of committed college women. Elaine Stokes, Loomis Sayles' Vice President and Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, is Chairperson of the organization's board.
SquashBusters challenges and nurtures urban youth – as students, athletes and citizens – to help them recognize and fulfill their greatest potential in life. Loomis Sayles actively partners with SquashBusters to source competitive and diverse students for its Undergraduate Summer Internship Development Program (USID). Through tutoring, SAT prep, and one-on-one college mentoring, SquashBusters prepares their students for internships such as those offered at Loomis Sayles.
Through a combination of mentoring and transformative experiences, Summer Search supports their students beginning in high school. They continue to partner with them as they navigate challenging systemic barriers to post-secondary education, workforce participation and financial stability. Summer Searchers are 3 times more likely to graduate with a 4-year degree than their peers. Additionally, Summer Search provides a pool of college student applicants for the Undergraduate Summer Internship Development Program (USID). Loomis Sayles’ Director of Community Investments, and Co-Chair of the Loomis Sayles Giving Committee, Meg Clough, serves on Summer Search Boston’s Board of Directors.
Thrive Scholars helps high-achieving, low-income students get into and graduate from top colleges equipped to achieve their full career potential. Thrive Scholars believes that where talented students of color are concerned, our society needs a new way forward to support these exceptional young people in reaching their ambitious goals. Loomis Sayles sources students for its Loomis Sayles Undergraduate Summer Internship Development Program (USID) from Thrive.
uAspire partners with high schools, community organizations and colleges to provide college affordability advice to more than 10,000 young people and their families every year. Their mission is to provide college-ready students the support and knowledge they need to overcome financial barriers and succeed in college. Every summer, Loomis Sayles interns help create freshman packages filled with college necessities and handwritten, personal notes for graduating uAspire students heading off to college. Since 2014, Loomis Sayles has hosted uAspire’s Last Dollar Scholarship Orientation, where graduating high school students are awarded the Loomis Sayles-assembled care packages and a scholarship to help bridge their financial aid gap.
UPchieve connects low-income youth with live academic support to help them on their path to achieving upward mobility. The organization focuses on providing free, 24/7 math tutoring to high school students, partnering with organizations like Loomis Sayles to provide tutors. UPchieve’s vision is to live in a world where you don’t need wealthy or educated parents to achieve upward mobility.
Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides talented and motivated, yet under-served young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and wraparound support. Loomis Sayles volunteers assist in mock interviews and networking, as Year Up students sharpen their professional skills.