The Wagner Foundation was established in Boston in 2005. Initially, grants focused on local organizations. Over time, the Wagner Foundation broadened its mission to address social justice issues affecting vulnerable communities in the United States and abroad.
The Wagner Foundation believes a just community requires long-term, systemic investment in institutions, governments, and communities. Initially inspired by the work of Partners In Health (PIH), which collaborates with governments to build comprehensive healthcare infrastructure for all, the Wagner Foundation sought to expand support for similar work in other areas. From economic mobility to institutional fairness and culture, the Wagner Foundation believes in holistic, systemic approaches to create lasting change domestically and abroad.
Uncommon Union is working closely with The Wagner Foundation as they realize their vision of building “just and robust” community; where all people have equitable access to opportunity and the ability to live a life of purpose and dignity. The foundation supports Equal Justice Initiative’s (EJI) Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Partners In Health, YearUp, and many others. Visit website: http://www.wfound.org