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“Discover where your passion lies. Act on it. And you will accomplish great things.” - Carolyn A. Lynch

It saddens me to announce the untimely death of our beloved friend, mentor and leader Carolyn Lynch. She died Thursday, October 1 from complications following a recent onset of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Carolyn, tenacious and determined, was confident she would beat it, chose to quietly seek treatment and surround herself with immediate family.

Carolyn touched so many lives and we were blessed to have her as the co-creator, President and Chief Executive Officer for the last 27 years. The Lynch Foundation embodies her core values and faith. Over the last 18 years I had the privilege of her mentorship, nurturing, support, and friendship. Carolyn was incredibly grateful to lead the work of the Lynch Foundation and work alongside our Trustees, staff and partners to achieve dozens of amazing accomplishments. It is important to honor her, continue on the path and make her proud.

We ask that you keep the Lynch Family in your thoughts and prayers.

In honor and service,

Katie Everett

About the Foundation

The Lynch Foundation forges partnerships with nonprofit organizations whose innovative, sustainable ideas have the potential to multiply and impact the lives of the greatest number of people. We take a deep interest in a potential grantee's mission, goals and needs, and we provide guidance and resources that extend beyond financial assistance.

Areas of Focus

The Lynch Foundation focuses its time and resources into advancing the efforts of the following social endeavors.


Organizations We Work With

Teach For America 

Learn how The Lynch Foundation partnered with a college student to turn her senior thesis into a nationwide movement that would go on to revolutionize the American education system.

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InnerCity Weightlifting 

InnerCity Weightlifting and The Lynch Foundation sought to break the cycle of urban violence by giving the city’s most at-risk youth a realistic alternative to crime and violence.
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Partners In Health 

The Lynch Foundation works with Partners In Health to provide health care to people around the world who need it most.
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Boston Schoolyard Initiative 

Together with the Boston Schoolyard Initiative, The Lynch Foundation helped transform asphalt-covered schoolyards into vibrant outdoors spaces where students can learn and play.
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Lynch Leadership Academy 

See how The Lynch Foundation brought together leaders from three different education sectors to focus on one common goal: enhancing the lives and education of urban students.
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Application Process

The Lynch Foundation has a rolling application process that welcomes any not-for-profit organization to submit their application or concept paper though our website at any time. All proposals should include a concise overview of the organization, relevant program information and describe how the organization shares our mission to create sustainable social change. Once received, the Lynch Foundation will examine the applicant’s merits and inform them of their decision.

Learn more about the Lynch Foundation’s application process by reading our FAQ, and to begin your partnership with us, submit your online proposal by clicking below.

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