In the Community

Whether helping to provide needed resources, offering expertise, or through volunteerism, Harvard Business School and its students, staff, faculty, and alumni are enthusiastic contributors to the community.

Education & Entrepreneurship Support

in Executive Education scholarships for staff from local organizations
in funding for the Summer Fellows program, supporting 201 local partners
introductory business education scholarships to local students through HBS Online programs
special events and panel discussions open to the public

Harvard Innovation Labs

The Labs provide a multitude of in-kind support for local entrepreneurship, health and life sciences, and offer a variety of partner programming and mentorships. In addition, the Labs host a variety of events and talks each year that are open to the local community.

MBA Talent for Local Organizations

The School provides local non-profits and startups with affordable access to MBA talent through funding and connections to student and alumni pro bono consulting.

projects with local non-profits, delivering approximately 7,500 hours in Pro Bono consulting through the HBS Association of Boston Community Action Partners (CAP) and CAP Brainstorms
MBA students in the Consulting for Impact Club engaged with 4 local organizations
in funding for HBS Leadership Fellows for full-time roles in local organizations
in funding for the Summer Fellows program, supporting 201 local partners
students engaged with local partners, delivering over 360 hours of consulting as part of MBA FIELD courses

Leadership Fellows: Local Partners

  • City of Boston Mayor’s Office

  • Boston Ballet

  • Boston Planning and Development Agency

  • Boston Medical Center Health System

  • City of Cambridge

  • MBTA

  • Mass Challenge

  • Year Up

MBA FIELD Course: Arts & Cultural Entrepreneurship (partial)

  • Boston Ballet

  • Boston Public Library

  • Boston Symphony Orchestra

  • Celebrity Series of Boston

  • Handel and Haydn Society

  • Peabody Essex Museum

MBA FIELD Course: HBS Impact Investment Fund

  • Makergadgets

  • Prepshift

MBA FIELD Course: Scaling Minority Businesses (partial)

  • Maven Bluebird Graphic Solutions

  • Boston While Black

  • Contente Consulting

  • Estrella Law Offices

  • Fashion Fair Cosmetics

  • Johnson Security Bureau

  • OneUnited Bank

  • People, Places & Spaces

  • Vibrant Health

  • Westnet, Inc.

Career Development Support

The School provides local youth guidance and mentorship, supports Y Youth Achievers, and provides collaborative youth programming with the Harvard Ed Portal.

funding for Year Up for paid internship with mentorship programs
Year Up interns

Youth Programs Sponsorship

  • Oak Square YMCA Achievers program

  • West End House Boys & Girls Club

Boards, Donations & In-Kind Support

In addition to donations and a variety of in-kind support, such as maintaining the grounds at Honan Library and providing neighborhood snow removal, many of our staff contribute to the community through their efforts on advisory boards at local organizations.

total donations and in-kind support to Greater Boston organizations

Local Organizations Supported (partial)

  • Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation

  • Brian Honan Foundation

  • Charles River Conservancy

  • Cradles to Crayons

  • Gardner Pilot Academy

  • Honan-Allston Library

  • Jackson Mann Community Center

  • Mount Auburn Hospital

  • New England Center for Homeless Veterans

  • Oak Square YMCA

  • West End House Boys & Girls Club

  • Year Up

Locally focused (Greater Boston) FY23 figures.