The newly minted ‘Quin House has been the buzz of Boston since its opening in the summer of 2021. Nestled in one of Back Bay’s most glamorous and historic buildings, originally constructed in 1888 by McKim Mead and White it has been reimagined by world-renowned designer Ken Fulk, transforming 217 Commonwealth Avenue into ” a playground for the mind and the senses, a retreat in the heart of the city, a ‘home away from home'” for Bostonians and surrounding communities.
Headed by Charlies Davies the ‘Quin Impact Fund, The ‘Quin House’s nonprofit arm, was established more than two years prior to the grand opening of the private social club and has made significant contributions to community organizations. To date, an excess of $675,000 in donations have been granted.
Their goal is to raise $1M a year to serve the five areas of impact that the Fund is focused on: Art & Culture, Health & Wellness, Innovation & Discovery, Youth & Education, and Equity, Inclusion & Opportunity.
At the onset of the pandemic, The ‘Quin Impact Fund first focused its giving efforts on beneficiaries working to provide emergency relief to the communities most effected as well as organizations working to achieve social justice and equality. Examples of this include the following:
- The City of Boston’s Boston Resiliency Fund: A donation was provided to the fund to address the immediate needs of our community and those most vulnerable to the impact of the pandemic.
- The Equal Injustice Initiative: A donation was provided to support changing the race narrative in America through criminal justice reform, racial justice, public education and creating space for reflection about your history with museums and memorials.
- The Boston Foundation’s Business Equity COVID-19 Emergency Fund: A donation was provided to support Black and Latinx-owned businesses in Massachusetts survive these challenging times.
While continuing to support its initial areas of dedication, The ‘Quin Impact Fund established its five pillars of dedication that support the club and member community’s core values: Arts & Culture, Health & Wellness, Discovery & Innovation, Youth & Education as well as Equity, Inclusion & Opportunity. Examples of grants provided in these areas of concentration include, but are not limited to, the following:
HEALTH & WELLNESS:
- Greater Boston Food Bank: A donation was provided to help combat the increase in food insecurity and hunger during the pandemic.
- Wonderfund of Massachusetts: A donation was provided to support giving comfort and dignity to children engaged in the MA Department of Children & Families in traumatic situations.
DISCOVERY & INNOVATION:
- MassChallenge: In partnership with The ‘Quin Impact Fund, five (5) innovative startups were awarded that were locally-based.
YOUTH & EDUCATION:
- Camp Harbor View: A donation was provided to nurture the next generation of leaders, creators and innovators amongst Boston teens.
- Neighborhood Villages: A donation was provided to the organization whose mission is to see all families have access to affordable, high-quality early education and care.
- Project 351: A donation was provided to benefit developing the next generation of community-first service leaders through customized service-learning available to eighth graders in each of Massachusetts’ 351 cities and towns.
- THE BASE: A donation was provided to support the urban academy that leverages sports as a vehicle to engage youth in a positive, success-driven culture.
- Boston Debate League: A donation was provided to support integrating argumentation and competitive debate into public schools in Boston to develop critical thinkers ready for college, career, and engagement with the world around them.
- Thrive Scholars: A donation was provided in support of giving high-achieving students of color from low-income communities the opportunities they need to thrive at top colleges and in meaningful careers.
- More Than Words: A donation was provided to the nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.
- Boston Arts Academy: A donation was provided to support the city’s only public high school for the visual and performing arts, serving students who reflect the diversity of Boston’s neighborhoods.
EQUITY, INCLUSION & OPPORTUNITY:
- ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development): A donation was provided to support the anti-poverty, community development and human services organization.
- The Boston Foundation’s Asian Community Fund: A donation was provided to combat the rise in xenophobe and bigotry toward the AAPI communities, especially those in low-income and immigrant communities.
- The Boston Foundation’s King Boston: A donation was provided to create a living memorial and programs honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, and their time and work together in Boston.
For more information, to get involved, or to have a non-profit organization considered for a donation, please reach out to Charlie Davies at: firstname.lastname@example.org.