Behind every belief is a person with a story:

by sharing our stories, we connect across divides.

Your gift to Essential Partners makes more

connected and resilient communities possible.


Headshot of Parisa Parsa, Executive DirectorSPRING 2017 UPDATE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Essential Partners is embarking on paths to train the next generation of practitioners, create courageous communities through sustained engagement, and better tell the story of our impact to the world. Right now, we are kicking off our state-by-state Civic Engagement Incubators initiative (starting with Utah), teaching facilitators to lead conversations between Black Lives Matter leaders and police officers in North Carolina, equipping 6 universities to practice dialogue in classrooms and throughout campus, and training facilitators in Finland, who will engage deep questions about the refugee crisis and its effects on their communities. And we are ready to do so much more. 

Our commitment to growing our mission is stronger than ever, and your support is key. You're here, reading this, because you know another world is possible. Together we can bring it to life.


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Sponsored Projects
Sponsored projects enable individual donors and charitable institutions to make a lasting impact in a specific community navigating a particularly divisive issue. Many of these projects are pilot programs with potential to lead to broad-scale replication.

The Laura R. Chasin Memorial Fund
The LRC Memorial Fund is a way for friends, colleagues, and loved ones of our visionary founder, Laura R. Chasin, to honor her life's work and enduring legacy. To date, the LRC Memorial Fund donors have raised over $170,000 in general support for Essential Partners.

Planned Gifts and Simple Bequests
You can help sustain the longevity of Essential Partners' mission with a simple legacy gift. Click here to learn more, or call us at 617-923-1216 ext. 23.

Gift Acceptance Policy
Read about our policies and guidelines for accepting charitable donations in support of our mission.

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