Press Release: The Lenny Zakim Fund announces more than $180,000 in COVID-19 emergency grants

BOSTON – The Lenny Zakim Fund (LZF) announced $186,225 in grants from its COVID-19 Emergency Response and Recovery Fund to help grassroots nonprofits across Eastern Massachusetts address the needs of communities struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Emergency Response and Recovery Fund was created to provide critical emergency funding to current and former LZF … Continued

Press Release: Emergency Mobilization and 2020 Grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Eric Esteves, 617-406-6036,   The Lenny Zakim Fund announces emergency grant mobilization and 2020 grant recipients   BOSTON – As communities throughout Massachusetts reel from the challenges of Covid-19, those who experience discrimination and financial insecurity in the “best of times” are now more vulnerable than ever.  In response, The … Continued

Position Posting: LZF Director of Development

Director of Development The Organization The Lenny Zakim Fund (LZF) is an innovative, values-based Boston non-profit organization that funds and supports grassroots organizations and people who are changemakers in their communities.  LZF was born 25 years ago, out of the example of Lenny Zakim, a civil rights leader who dedicated his life to shaping a … Continued

In the News

‘There’s no equity’: Nonprofit leaders of color say Giving Tuesday exacerbates barriers Zakim Fund marks 25 years of funding positive change The Boston Globe: Grateful for our community organizations, coming together for change Boston Business Journal: Why We March: Eric Esteves of the Lenny Zakim Fund Boston Business Journal: 5 Minutes With … Eric Esteves, … Continued


March 2022 Newsletter LZF New Board Members 2022 November 2021 Newsletter Summer 2021 LZF Newsletter The Lenny Zakim Fund distributes $619,000 to 58 nonprofits addressing social, racial, and economic justice LZF New Board Members 2021 Summer 2020 LZF Newsletter Giving and Grants 2019-2020 Spring 2020 LZF Newsletter Fall 2019 LZF Newsletter Spring 2019 LZF Newsletter … Continued