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Inaugural Odyssey Award Recipients Announced

June 25th, 2018

Building on the successful 25-year history of the Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research, the Foundation created the Smith Family Foundation Odyssey Award in 2017 to fuel… More »

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Creates Living Biobank

June 15th, 2018

The Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation has funded the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to create a Living Biobank of ovarian cancer models at the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s… More »

Support for Community Servings’ Expansion

May 31st, 2018

Former Smith Family Foundation Capacity Building grantee Community Servings recently broke ground on a 31,000 square foot “Food Campus” at its Jamaica Plain site. The Foundation has awarded $500,000 to… More »

Foundation Funded Programs Lead to Positive Outcomes for English Language Learners

November 9th, 2017

Since 2011, the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation has invested $3.5 million in four best-in-class Bridge-to-College programs providing academic and social supports for adult immigrant English language learners seeking… More »

Foundation Invests in Early College and Career Pathways

June 2nd, 2017

The Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation is pleased to announce its lead gift of over $2 million to support Lawrence Public Schools in the development of an early college… More »

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