By 2003, the annual impact of Community Connection was estimated at $300,000, prompting the company to found the nonprofit organization Building Impact. As its own independent nonprofit organization, Building Impact was able to expand the impact of Community Connection–now called the Connect Program–beyond the buildings owned or managed by Paradigm Properties.

Today, Building Impact partners with 15 real estate firms across greater Boston. We service 53 buildings, helping over 590 companies and 20,000 people volunteer, donate, and connect to the community, right in the buildings where they work and live. We channel 100% of this goodwill, volunteerism, donations, and interest in giving to our Nonprofit Partner Network, comprised of dozens of excellent organizations around Greater Boston addressing issues such as Youth & Education, Hunger & Housing, Environment, Job Training, Literacy, and Community Health.

From office buildings in downtown Boston to buildings as far north as Lowell, as west as Marlborough, and as far south as Quincy, Building Impact’s Connect Program is creating a large-scale network of corporate citizens and civic participants…building by building.