two female FHLBank Boston employees standing next to a male employee at a women's conference informational booth

Supplier Diversity

Supplier diversity is an important component of FHLBank Boston's corporate mission. We have established strong relationships with businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans or individuals with disabilities, realizing they play a critical role in our success as a leading financial institution in New England. 


We continue to explore opportunities to partner with new vendors. Information about FHLBank Boston’s requirements and opportunities for diverse suppliers are included below. Interested businesses can also contact Dominic Ferrari, who leads our vendor management program. 

Diverse Supplier Qualifications

A disabled-owned business is a business that is: 

  • Qualified as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern as defined in 13 CFR 125.8 through 125.13; or
  • More than 50% of the ownership or control of which is held by one or more persons with a disability; and
  • More than 50% of the net profit or loss of which accrues to one or more persons with a disability.

A minority-owned business is a business that is:

  • More than 50% of the ownership or control of which is held by one or more minority individuals; and
  • More than 50% of the net profit or loss of which accrues to one or more minority individuals. Minorities include any Black (or African) American, Native American (or American Indian), Hispanic (or Latino) American, or Asian American.

A woman-owned business is a business that is:

  • More than 50% of the ownership or control of which is held by one or more women;
  • More than 50% of the net profit or loss of which accrues to one or more women; and
  • A significant percentage of senior management positions of which are held by women.