In addition to traditional grantmaking, Eos has a history of introducing issue-specific social justice initiatives. Eos initiatives include a combination of grants, convening, research, and publications collectively aimed to achieve long-term, sustainable change.


After the Bell School Breakfast Initiative

In 2013, Eos launched the After the Bell School (ATB) Breakfast Initiative to increase school breakfast participation in high poverty school districts across the Commonwealth. The Initiative provides one-time start-up grants, publishes an annual School Breakfast Report Card, and hosts an annual Healthy Start Award event celebrating school breakfast excellence.

Women’s Power Gap

In 2018, Eos launched the Women’s Power Gap, which aims to dramatically increase the number of women from diverse backgrounds in leadership positions across all sectors. The Women’s Power Gap began with a series of reports and events spotlighting prominent sectors of the Massachusetts economy – measuring the extent of the power gap, and proposing solutions to reach gender parity in each. In 2021, together with AAUW, the Women’s Power Gap published a report on Executive Compensation in Higher Education among national R1 universities, followed by a report on diversity in their leadership in 2022. The Women’s Power Gap published reporting on corporate Massachusetts, top MA business and civic organizations as well as most prominent public boards and commissions.