Annual pie baking with Basil Tree staff, friends and family

Charitable Work

Part of the mission of the Basil Tree is to make a positive difference in our local and regional community, to the extent that we are able. Basil Tree donates at least 10% of our profits each year to various organizations. The following is a list of some of the organizations that we support with food donations. We hope you will take a moment to see what some of these wonderful organizations are doing to benefit our community.

Cambridge Open Studios

Artists throughout Cambridge open their doors to the public for a city-wide event. Meet local artists and discover unique paintings, jewelry, fiber arts, ceramics, film, mixed-media, literary works, and more!

Cambridge Local First

A network of locally owned and independent businesses formed to build a strong Cambridge economy and a vibrant community.

Community Cooks

A network of volunteers who offer free, home-cooked meals to vulnerable populations seeking assistance from direct-service agencies in the Greater Boston area.

Community Legal Service

Provides free civil legal assistance and affordable psychological counseling for people with low incomes.

Community Servings

A not-for-profit food and nutrition program providing services throughout Massachusetts to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses.

Eagle Eye Institute

A nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering urban people from low-income communities, especially youth of color, to play an active role in caring for our environment..

Impact Hub Boston

We are creating coworking spaces that inspire, connect, and empower people to realize enterprising ideas for sustainable impact. Our members come to work, join dynamic events, collaborate, and change the world. Boston’s best startups start here.

MIT Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability is working to leverage the collective intelligence of the MIT community and our peers in order to explore how best to position the campus as a testing ground and model for solutions that address the unprecedented challenges of a changing planet.

New Economy Coalition

The mission of the New Economy Coalition is to convene and support all those who might contribute to an economy that is restorative to people, place and plaent, and that operates accoridng to the princples of democracy, justice and appropriate scale.

Science Club for Girls

Science Club for Girls (SCFG) has strived to provide the very best in girls-specific programming, by connecting girls in K-12 grades, especially those from underrepresented groups, with female mentor-scientists through free science and engineering programs in a fun, nurturing, interactive environment.

Slow Money Boston

Slow Money Boston is a network of investors and entrepreneurs who seek to seed, nurture, and grow a local economy based on principles of collaborative knowledge sharing, mutually reinforcing relationships, community participation, fairness, diversity and sustainability.

Sustainable Business Network of MA

A nonprofit organization based in Cambridge, MA with the mission to build a Massachusetts economy that is local, green and fair.


Organizes farm-volunteer workdays for diverse urban groups throughout Metro Boston, to connect folks hands-on with fresh food, and with the labor and land that sustain us.

Waltham Fields Community Farm

Promotes local agriculture and food access through our farming operations and educational programs, using practices that are socially, ecologically and economically sustainable.

YWCA Cambridge

YWCA Boston is increasing social, racial, and gender equity by working to increase access to better health, make neighborhoods safer for everyone, and close the educational achievement gap.