One Fund Boston to Close After Disbursing $80 Million

After distributing nearly $80 million to victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and their families, the One Fund Boston is winding down its operations, the Boston Globe reports.

The fund will no longer accept donations after December 15. In a statement, the charity expressed gratitude to the more than two hundred individuals, businesses, and community groups that have contributed since the fund was established by then-Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino and Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick after the April 15 bombings that killed three people and injured more than two hundred and sixty others.

In September, the fund, in partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, launched the One Fund Center, a collaboration that will offer, for at least two years, ongoing personalized care for victims suffering from visible and invisible injuries. The fund contributed $1.5 million to the creation of the center.

"Now, after over a year and a half of operations, we have completed our task," said One Fund president Jim Gallagher. "In this season of hope, it is our wish that a fund of this nature is never needed again."

Travis Andersen. "One Fund Winds Down Operation After Giving Out $80M." Boston Globe 12/10/2014.