How we give back
From long-standing public school partnerships in Cambridge and Boston to launching the Allston-Brighton Emergency Response Grant for nonprofits in response to COVID-19 and many more initiatives across our cities and state, we are committed to enriching our home communities.
in research funding attracted to Massachusetts by Harvard in FY19.
spent on construction, supplies, and services in Massachusetts in FY19.
innovations reported in the past year.
people in Massachusetts directly employed by Harvard.
local residents reached—so far—through Allston-Brighton Emergency Response Grant addressing the impacts of COVID-19.
donated by Harvard and MIT to support temporary emergency shelter for the homeless in Cambridge.
Harvard University is committed to a mission of teaching, learning, and research, shaping a vibrant and shared future for the betterment of our neighbors and communities around the world. Learn more about our work in Boston, Cambridge, and Massachusetts.
Harvard Museum of Natural History
The Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH) presents lectures and exhibitions to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the natural world and the human place in it. HMNH also offers yearlong adult classes, professional development for educators, kids programs, and family activities.
Harvard Ed Portal
The Harvard Ed Portal brings the Harvard and Allston-Brighton communities together through learning, exploring ideas, and embracing a diversity of participants. Programs include programs for youth and adults; including K-12 mentoring, clubs, arts, career and economic development, wellness, and digital and online learning opportunities.
The HarvardX portal enables learners around the globe to gain access to Harvard’s collection of free online courses. Online courses in a variety of subjects can be audited for free or students can choose to receive a verified certificate for a small fee.
LabXchange, developed by Harvard, is a free science education platform that brings the lab virtually anywhere by curating and creating world-class digital content. Teachers, families, and individuals can use this resource to learn or teach online with virtual classrooms, lab simulations, and more.