Celebrating 20 Years of Making a Difference


Growing the Grassroots

Founded on the belief that effective social change can be created at the grassroots, The Lenny Zakim Fund (LZF) identifies, supports, and connects small community based organizations operation "below the radar screen" of other foundations and government agencies. 

A single gift to LZF not only supports over 60 vetted organizations annually, but also provides the training and networking to strengthen leading and emerging grassroots agencies. 

Building community through experiential philanthropy, every donor has the opportunity to connect directly with the organizations and individuals LZF serves.

26.2 for the Grassroots!

A divinity school graduate, a fitness professional, mechanical engineer, and Harvard hockey player... what do they have in common? They're all running the 2016 Boston Marathon for The Lenny Zakim Fund.

Find out about our runners and support their goals of getting to $10,000 and 26.2 miles, all to grow the grassroots!