OUR story

We believe that developing compassion in children is quite similar to developing muscle strength. The more you use your muscles, the stronger they get. The same concept applies for igniting our children’s interest in becoming life-long givers. Children who participate in age-appropriate activities that teach kindness, empathy, and respect develop the “muscles” they need to become civically engaged adolescents and adults.
— Jessica Myers, Founding Member

The seeds of inspiration for the B Fund grew from the experiences of parents who cared for their critically ill child in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Boston Children’s Hospital. They experienced first hand the emotional roller coaster families like theirs endure as well as the trials of living in a hospital for an extended period of time. It became clear to them that there was a need to support families who were caring for critically ill children.

The B Fund took flight, fueled by the desire of a group of like-minded parents who wanted to include their children in hands-on philanthropy from an early age.  Together they were determined to:

  • Create a program designed to empower parents and educators with the necessary tools to teach children the value of philanthropy through an experiential learning program.
  • Grow the culture of giving and philanthropy not only in ones home but in the community that surrounds them 
  • Provide support and resources to local families caring for a critically ill child.  IE: Parking, travel, hotel, education, meals, and other extra-ordinary needs
  • Today, The B Fund is committed to teaching children of all ages the values of compassion, humanity and generosity by inspiring them to give of their time, talent and treasures to help others. Our carefully crafted resources empower families with the tools they need to inspire the change the world wants to see; and simply to: Believe In The Power of Giving.