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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead


The mission of The Hestia Fund is to positively impact the lives of low-income women and their children living in the greater Boston area.

Through our involvement with philanthropically minded women, we seek to support causes that promote our vision.

In addition, Hestia is committed to the importance of educating women about strategic philanthropy particularly in the area of out of school programs.

The Hestia Fund is a Giving Circle comprised of approximately 50 women. Convened in January 2000 by founder Susan Priem. The group has distributed over $3.8 million with the goal of increasing both the quantity and quality of after school and out-of-school programs.