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Our Impact

We strive to increase economic, racial and social justice and power within low-income communities in Boston and Chelsea, MA.

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We strive to increase economic, racial and social justice and power within low-income communities in Boston and Chelsea, MA.

WHO WE ARE » | WHAT WE FUND »


We strive to increase economic, racial and social justice and power within low-income communities in Boston and Chelsea, MA.

WHO WE ARE » | WHAT WE FUND »


We strive to increase economic, racial and social justice and power within low-income communities in Boston and Chelsea, MA.

WHO WE ARE » | WHAT WE FUND »


A Message  From The Hyams Foundation

A senseless murder of two African-Americans at a grocery store in Kentucky fueled by white supremacy and a fear of the “other”. A series of bombs mailed to political and media figures. A mass shooting in the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh that claimed 11 lives in what the Anti-Defamation League called “the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States.”

These horrific events—carried out over the course of only days—fit the terrifying and vicious political atmosphere presided over by President Trump; an atmosphere in which organized hate has become the norm; an atmosphere in which rabid nationalism, anti-immigrant sentiments, and patriarchy have become the dominant political rhetoric. Make no mistake about it: this is an alarming attempt to keep "outsiders" at bay and aid the rise of white supremacy.

These attacks are frightening and come at a time when hate crimes went up for the fourth year in a row, a rise fueled by a fear of the “other”—mainly people of color, religious minorities, and immigrants. The irrational fear that the “other” will take this country away is not new. We saw it in 2015 when this “fear” led to the murder of nine African Americans at Charleston’s Mother Emanuel Church. We saw it in 2012 when six Muslims were killed in Wisconsin. And we have seen it throughout history through authoritarianism, genocide, and the surveillance of “subversive” domestic organizations and individuals, including Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Hyams Foundation extends its deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those who were killed and injured as a result of these hateful actions. We stand with you, and will continue to work towards a just, equal, and hate-free world.

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