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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 Hestia Fund is a women's grant-making organization operating in the greater Boston area. Our mission is to support programs that create opportunities for children from underserved families to thrive in school and realize lasting change in their lives.

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

The Hestia Fund is a women's collective grant-making organization comprised of approximately 50 women. Convened in January 2000 by founder Susan Priem, the group has distributed over $5 million to a wide variety of programs serving children and youth in Massachusetts.