The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation supports Arts and Culture, Education, Health and Hospitals, Jewish Causes and Social Welfare programs in Greater Boston.

History of the Foundation

Ruth & Carl Shapiro

The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation was established in 1961. Carl Shapiro was a successful businessman who founded Kay Windsor, Inc. in 1939. The company, based in New York and New Bedford, MA manufactured and imported a variety of womens’ apparel.

In the Spotlight

Central Square Theater's Youth Underground program enables youth to create and perform live theater based on a theme of their choosing.  Central Square Theater is a Youth in the Arts Initiative grantee.

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