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The Harbus Foundation

History & Mission

The Harbus Foundation was formed in 1997 by the Harbus News Corporation, a student-run campus publication nonprofit at the Harvard Business School. The goal of the Harbus Foundation is to promote literacy, journalism, and education by providing grants to relevant nonprofits in the Greater Boston area.  The Harbus Foundation also provides a hands-on venture philanthropy experience for select Harvard graduate students, who lead the sourcing and diligence of potential grant recipients.

What We Do

Our student teams are split across our three verticals to source and invite topically relevant, high quality nonprofits to apply for a Harbus grant in a restricted process. Grant finalists are selected for a more in depth round of due diligence that culminates in an annual presentation to a grant committee of Harvard professors. $50-100k in total grants are given each year, though individual grant sizes can vary year-to-year.

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Past Grant Recipients

We're so thankful to have partnered with many amazing, high-impact nonprofits in the past.

Please find our 2022-2023 grant recipients below:

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