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Making A Difference

The Mission of the Spier Family Foundation founding members, Alex and Sonja Spier was to leave the world a better place.  In order to carry out this mission, the Spier Family Foundation is dedicated to improving the well-being of the communities in which we work and live.

The Foundation engages in projects to support the following funding priorities:

  • Promote world health

       Enable families to live in safe and dignified homes​.

       Encourage children and families to live healthy and active lifestyles.

       Enhance innovative medical research.

       Strengthen primary and palliative care.

       Improve Services available to Veterans and their families.

  • Promote education and the arts

      ​​ Enable the pursuit and access of continuing education.

       Creating opportunities for individuals and communities to connect with the Arts.

While giving can be easy, responsible giving is more challenging.  The Spier Family Foundation is determined to make each gift with a sense of purpose and with the clear expectation of measurable outcomes. 

Each year, the Spier Family Foundation grants awards to qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations whose mission, vision and values are aligned with the Spier Family Foundation.

           Application for Spier Family Foundation funding is by invitation only.

Below are some examples of Organizations we Support

Program in Aging at Boston College

The Boston College School of Social Work, through the generous support of the Spier Family Foundation, is pleased to offer the Spier Fellows in Aging program. The goal of this fellowship program is to foster excellence in geriatric social work education and to build a workforce of trained social work professionals who can support the health and well-being of our rapidly aging population.

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Hockomock YMCA

The Hockomock Area YMCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

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Home Base Veteran and Family Care

Home Base is dedicated to healing the Invisible Wounds of War for Service Members, Veterans and their Families through clinical care, fitness and wellness-based programs, community outreach, education and research.  At the Spier Family Foundation, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue.


Massachusetts General Hospital

This fellowship opportunity offers a diverse clinical experience which provides the opportunity to experience different clinical delivery models in palliative care.

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