Massachusetts Grants and Foundations

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Denise Elizabeth
Denise Elizabeth
Senior Financial Editor & Writer

Date Published: February 23, 2021

A.C. Ratshesky Foundation - Boston

The A.C. Ratshesky Foundation is committed to fostering economic and social justice for low– and moderate–income families residing in Boston and its surrounding communities. Within these broad interests, the Foundation has decided to focus on the fields of childcare, education and training, and arts and culture.

Agnes M. Lindsay Trust

The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust was formed in 1939 in New Hampshire. It currently awards grants that support health and welfare organizations, particularly those serving individuals with special needs, including the blind, deaf, learning disabled, the elderly, and children. Organizations funded include (but are not limited to) children™s hospitals, youth/family services, children™s homes, summer camps and enrichment programs, hospice care, and p…

Albert W. Rice Charitable Foundation

The Albert W. Rice Charitable Foundation was established in 1959 to support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations. Special consideration is given to charitable organizations that serve the people of Worcester, Massachusetts, and its surrounding communities. Areas of funding interest include Education; Health; Human Services. The application deadline for the Foundation is July 1. Applicants…

Alfred E. Chase Charitable Foundation

The Alfred E. Chase Charitable Foundation was established in 1956 to support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations. Special consideration is given to charitable organizations that serve the people of the city of Lynn and the North Shore of Massachusetts. The application deadline is April 1. Applicants will be notified of grant decisions before June 30.

Amelia Sillman Rockwell and Carlos Perry Rockwell Charities Fund

The Amelia Sillman Rockwell and Carlos Perry Rockwell Charities Fund was established in 1962 to support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations. Special consideration is given to charitable organizations that serve children or the elderly.

Applied Materials Corporate Contributions - Multiple States

Applied Materials measures its value as a global citizen in part by its efforts to strengthen the communities where it does business. In order to achieve our goals of providing leadership and making meaningful social contributions around the world, we aim to address specific community needs by supporting initiatives in Education, Civic Development, the Environment and Arts & Culture. We direct approximately 50% of grants to the area of Education, 25% t…

Barbara Lee Family Foundation

The Barbara Lee Family Foundation, based in Cambridge, MA was established in 1999. It was founded by Barbara Lee to strategically advance two of her longstanding passions “ women in politics and the contemporary art. Over the past ten years, the Foundation has conceived, directed and provided funding for projects in these two areas. The Women in Politics Program Area strives to empower more women to become fully engaged in the political process. Th…

Barr Foundation - Boston

The Barr Foundation is a private foundation committed to enhancing the quality of life for all of Boston™s residents. While our primary areas of emphasis are education and the environment, we also provide support to arts and cultural activities.

Baystate Charitable Foundation - ME, VT, NH, MA, RI

The mission of the Baystate Charitable Foundation, established in 1999, is to raise money through various events to support local New England area charities. Two of the major charities that Baystate Financial supports are the DCF Kids Fund and Friends of the Children–Boston.

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation builds stronger, more vibrant communities and improves the quality of life for all residents of Berkshire County, MA; Columbia County and northeast Dutchess County, NY; and northwest Litchfield County, CT. Field of interest funds support specific causes: the arts, education, scholarships, the environment, health and human services and youth development.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

The BCBSMA Foundation is proud to make available updated guidelines for the Innovation Fund for the Uninsured, Connecting Consumers to Care and Strengthening the Voice for Access program areas. Applications for these program areas will be accepted this Fall and the guidelines provide detailed information about how to apply for funding.

Boston Bruins Foundation - New England

The Boston Bruins Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non–profit foundation whose mission is to assist charitable organizations that demonstrate a strong commitment to enhancing the quality of life for children throughout New England. The Foundation, which provides grants to organizations that meet the standards of its mission, concentrates on athletics, academics, health, and community outreach programs that assist in helping enrich the lives of children thro…

Boston Foundation

The Boston Foundation is a major funder, this year distributing $50 million in grants. Areas in which the Foundation will concentrate its grantmaking include the following: ¢ Education, seeking a dramatic improvement in educational outcomes for area youth, particularly low–income youth of color; ¢ Health, promoting health and wellness for area residents, addressing the rising tide of chronic preventable disease that threatens the physic…

Boston Globe

The Boston Globe’s impact on our community goes beyond the pages of the news, information and opinion read in the newspaper. From direct charitable contributions to scholarships for higher education, to music, sports and the arts. The Globe reaches thousands of people in Greater Boston and New England through a wide range of community and public service programs.

Boston Globe - New England

The Boston Globe’s impact on our community goes beyond the pages of the news, information and opinion read in the newspaper. From direct charitable contributions to scholarships for higher education, to music, sports and the arts. The Globe reaches thousands of people in Greater Boston and New England through a wide range of community and public service programs.

Brookline Community Foundation

The Brookline Community Foundation continues to build on the tradition of public service by providing grants and support to a wide range of educational, health, environmental, social service and cultural programs. Grants generally range from $5,000–$25,000. Grant application deadline: March 15.

Brookline Education Foundation

The Brookline Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Brookline’s commitment to excellence in public education. The Foundation raises private funds to support innovative teaching, administrative leadership, professional development, and community participation in the schools.

Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp.,

The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp., a nonprofit tax–exempt entity established by attorneys from Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels LLP, has launched a Community Grant Program. Created to support frontline educators who often do not have a voice in funding decisions, the program will subsidize small, concrete projects to improve inner–city education in Boston, Hartford, Providence, or New York City.

C.F. Adams Charitable Trust

The C.F. Adams Charitable Trust mission is to encourage Downeast Maine communities to work together to preserve their local cultural heritage, improve their quality of life, adapt to a changing environment, and achieve a sustainable economy; to promote innovative broad–based efforts to engage families in meeting the mental health needs of children in Massachusetts and to emphasize the extraordinary therapeutic benefits of the arts.

Cabot Family Charitable Trust

The Cabot Family Charitable Trust makes grant awards to nonprofit organizations working in the arts and culture, education and youth development, environment and conservation, health and human services, and for the public benefit. Within these fields, as appropriate, the trustees have a special interest in programs focused on insuring the healthy growth and development of infants and young children, as a foundation for their future success. Grant awards ar…

Cambridge Community Foundation

The Cambridge Community Foundation (CCF) supports a broad range of local agencies through financial grants and technical assistance, and we work closely with donors to help them make meaningful and effective contributions. The Foundation work in the six areas: Early Childhood Services, Youth Services, Senior Services, Community Services, Emergency Outreach, Arts and the Environment. Deadlines for proposal submissions are April 1st and October 1st.

Cape Cod Foundation

The Cape Cod Foundation’s grantmaking process is one step in a cycle of philanthropy that exists to assist and complement the work of charitable organizations on Cape Cod. The Foundation distributes grants from the Cape Cod Future Fund and other unrestricted funds to projects that benefit the residents of Barnstable County.

Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation

The Foundation™s funding interests are in the areas of Arts and Culture, Education, Health and Hospitals, Jewish Causes and Social Welfare. Its grants are concentrated in Greater Boston area and Palm Beach County, Florida. The Foundation does not consider endowment requests nor does it accept unsolicited proposals. If an organization wishes to be considered for an Initiative™s RFP recipient list, it should call Foundation staff to discuss i…

Chahara Foundation

The Chahara Foundation offers general operating funds to Greater Boston–based nonprofit institutions working with and run by lower–income women.

Charles F. Bacon Trust

The Charles F. Bacon Trust was established in 1928 to support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations. Special consideration is given to charitable organizations that serve the needs of elderly women. Deadline: April 1.

Charles H. Pearson Foundation Fund

The Charles H. Pearson Foundation Fund was established in 1922 to support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations. The application deadline for the Charles H. Pearson Foundation Fund is July 1. Applicants will be notified of grant decisions before September 30.

Charles Hayden Foundation

The Charles Hayden Foundation makes contributions only to institutions that serve children and youth ages 5 to 18 from the City of Boston and metropolitan New York. Priority is given to applicants from New York City and the city of Boston. Metropolitan New York is defined as New York City, and, in New Jersey, primarily the city of Newark. Grants are also made to institutions that support youth activities outside these areas when a substantial majority of t…

Clipper Ship Foundation

The Clipper Ship Foundation was founded in 1979 by David Parmely Weatherhead. The foundation makes grants to federally tax qualified nonprofit organizations offering human services to individuals living in Greater Boston (cities and towns lying on or within Route 128) or the cities of Lawrence and Brockton. Priority is given to those organizations devoted to helping the homeless and ill–housed, the destitute, the handicapped, children and the aged,…

Clowes Fund - Indiana, Washington & Northern New England

The Clowes Fund, a family foundation, seeks to enhance the common good by encouraging organizations and projects that help to build a just and equitable society, create opportunities for initiative, foster creativity and the growth of knowledge, and promote appreciation of the natural environment. We pursue these goals by awarding grants in three areas: the arts, education and social services. Funding is concentrated in the states of Indiana, Washington, M…

Community Foundation for Nantucket

The Community Foundation for Nantucket is a public foundation that supports organizations that contribute to the quality of life on Nantucket. Grants are available only to organizations with a 501(c)(3) tax status that deliver programs and services to Nantucket residents in the areas of human services, the arts, education, conservation and preservation and community affairs.

Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts

The Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts is a nonprofit, community corporation created by and for the people of greater North Central Massachusetts. We help donors create permanently endowed funds to support any charitable purpose, including grants to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to graduating high school students.

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

Proposals are requested from IRS designated 501(c)(3) organizations with 509(a) status, for projects that serve the residents of Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties. (If an organization is headquartered outside of the Pioneer Valley, the project must directly benefit residents of these counties.) Competitive Grants are made in the areas of arts, culture, education, environment, health, housing, and human services. The Community Foundation encourages…

Davis Foundation

The Davis Foundation makes grants in a wide variety of fields in keeping with the legacy of Irene E. Davis and her husband George A. Davis, both of whom were leaders in the support and promotion of cultural, educational, human service and religious organizations throughout Hampden County, Massachusetts.

DCU for Kids

DCU incorporated DCU for Kids, a non–profit charitable foundation for distribution to deserving causes and charities benefiting children and families. To be eligible for funding from DCU for Kids, organizations must meet the following criteria: Be a registered 501(c)3 organization, Serve a community in which Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU) has a physical location or a large concentration of members, Provide a health, welfare, or social service for…

Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Fund

The Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Fund was established in 1949 by her son, Walter Noonan, to support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations. The Fund specifically serves the people of Greater Boston. The application deadline for the Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Fund is July 1. Applicants will be notified of grant decisions before September 30.

Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Research Fund

The Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Research Fund was established in 1947 by her son, Frank Noonan, to support innovative projects aimed at improving the quality of life for children and adolescents with physical and developmental disabilities. The Noonan Memorial Research Fund specifically serves the people of Greater Boston.

Desai Family Foundation - Massachusetts & India

The Desai Family Foundation (DFF) was established in 1997. The foundation has multiple goals both in India and the United States of America (US); it seeks to improve social and economic life in the villages of India, and to develop and implement educational programs to promote Indian culture and heritage in the United States. The overall mission of the foundation is to help the community in which we live, as well as the one we came from, by promoting bette…

DTS Charitable Foundation

Tom Scholz founded the DTS Charitable Foundation in 1987. He utilized this formal 501c3 registered charity to donate a major portion of his personal earnings from the music business for the promotion of the vegetarian lifestyle, and prevention of cruelty and suffering to animals both nonhuman and human. Areas of funding interest include Animal Protection and Education, Vegetarian Resources, Children™s Protection/Food & Shelter Programs, Animal…

Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation - Boston

At Eastern Bank, we have been dedicated to staying true to our communities since 1818. Through our employee volunteers, sponsorships and Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation grants, we are committed to giving back. Areas of interest include Human Services, Families & Children, Health Care, Education, Affordable Housing.

Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation: Boston

The mission of the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation is to contribute, in a meaningful way, to the health and vitality of the various Greater Boston communities served by Eastern Bank. This is done through financial support to selected non–profit organizations operating within those communities. Preferred areas of giving include; Affordable Housing, Homeless Prevention, Job Readiness, Family and Children, Human Services, Community Healthcare.

Ellis L. Phillips Foundation

The Ellis L. Phillips Foundation supports charities, especially in communities where trustees live, or in fields where we have specialized knowledge or interests. Though our grants are generally modest in size, we try to make strategically significant investments in people, ideas, projects and institutions that promise demonstrable, substantial, long–range public benefits, with high cost–effectiveness and leverage. In general, our philanthropic…

Essex County Community Foundation

The Essex County Community Foundation provides infrastructure support and training services to nonprofit organizations supporting children and families at risk. The Discretionary Fund supports the work of nonprofit organizations located within Essex County that work in the broad areas of Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, Health, Social and Community Services and Youth Services. Discretionary Fund Grants are limited to projects which address organiz…

Exelon Corporation - IL, PA, TX, NJ, MD, MA

In 2008, Exelon Corporation made over 3,000 grants totaling more than $25 million to non–profit organizations. Our employees donated nearly $4 million for the annual United Way campaign. We focus our corporate giving in four areas and give to the communities in which we live and serve and encourage our employees to support the organizations that they value. Areas of funding interest include Education, Environment, Neighborhood Development, Arts &…

Florian O. Bartlett Trust

The Florian O. Bartlett Trust was established in 1937 to support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations. The application deadline for the Florian O. Bartlett Trust is April 1. Applicants will be notified of grant decisions before June 30.

Foley Hoag Foundation

The Foley Hoag Foundation was established for the purpose of eliminating racism in the city of Boston. Through its grantmaking, the Foundation is committed to fostering a spirit of mutual respect, understanding and cooperation among youth in Boston. The Foundation allocates its grant resources across multiple fields including arts, education, training and research, cultural activities, and social services. It places an emphasis on collaborative programs an…

Foundation for MetroWest

The Foundation for MetroWest has distributed more than $5 million to local nonprofits, supporting their work in human services, environment, youth development and arts and culture. We serve 33 towns loosely bounded by Routes 128 and 495 on the east and west, Route 2 on the north and Route 109 on the south (communities in the greater Boston area).

Framingham Co-operative Bank Foundation

The Framingham Co–operative Bank Foundation will generally award grants of up to $10,000 to increase the quality of life of greater Framingham residents. Special emphasis will be placed on those projects which focus on disadvantaged and/or undeserved citizens of Framingham. The areas of interest are workforce development, health and human service, housing, education, community development, and, to lesser extent, the environment and the Arts.

Frank Reed & Margaret Jane Peters Memorial Fund I

The Frank Reed & Margaret Jane Peters Memorial Fund I was established in 1935 to support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations. Special consideration is given to charitable organizations that serve youth and children. The application deadline for the Frank Reed & Margaret Jane Peters Memorial Fund I is September 1. Applicants will be notified of grant decisions before November 30.

Frank Stanley Beveridge Foundation

The mission of the Beveridge Family Foundation is to preserve and enhance the quality of life by embracing and perpetuating Frank Stan,ey Beveridge’s philantrhopic vision, thorugh grant making initiatives in support of programs in youth development, health, education, religion, art and environment primarily in Hampden and Hampshire counties, Massachusetts. The foundation welcomes grant proposals from the following Institutional/program acivity areas:…

Frank W. and Carl S. Adams Memorial Fund

The Frank W. and Carl S. Adams Memorial Fund was established in 1925 to support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations. Annual gifts are also awarded to the Harvard University Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for student scholarships. The application deadline for the Frank W. and Carl S. Adams Memorial Fund is February 1. Applicants will be notified of grant decis…

Fuller Foundation - Boston

The Fuller Foundation is a family foundation that provides support to non–profit agencies which improve the quality of life for people, animals, and the environment. Our geographical focus in predominantly the Boston area and the immediate seacoast area of New Hampshire.

Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation

The Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation was established in 1959. Because the foundation has limited funds, the Shaw Trustees are interested in funding initiatives that demonstrate a current awareness of important problems confronting our criminal and juvenile justice systems. The foundation is committed to making grants that can make a real difference in the way our justice system operates. Proposals should be mailed to the following address and are due no la…

George W. Wells Foundation

The George W. Wells Foundation was established in 1934 to support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations. Special consideration is given to charitable organizations that serve the people of Southbridge, Massachusetts, and its surrounding communities. The application deadline for the George W. Wells Foundation is October 15. Applicants will be notified of grant decisions before December 31.

Gibney Family Foundation - AZ, CA, CT, FL, ID, MA, ME, NH, NY, OR, VT, UT,...

The Gibney Family Foundation provides grants to non–profit organizations, within the scope of our influence, which can demonstrate an outstanding ability to empower those who are challenged, particularly the Blind, in their quest to live happier more productive lives. Even though the Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals at this time, we are interested in discovering, working with, and supporting the most effective non–profit o…

Grants Fundraising.com

Grants Fundraising.com’s purpose is to help spread the word about grants programs initiatives and fundraising opportunities from foundations, 501c3 non“profits organizations and private sector sources by posting those initiatives on our site. If your organization, foundation or fundraising company has grants opportunities and you are looking to spread the word about it we invite you to contact us about it so we may be able to post your grant i…

Greater Lowell Community Foundation

The Greater Lowell Community Foundation has focused on improving the quality of life for the people in the communities we serve. Today, we are the leading philanthropic organization in the Greater Lowell/Merrimack Valley area providing leadership, education and financial support to address a wide range of regional needs for charities, community groups and area students through academic scholarships and charitable foundations. Because we work for the commun…

Hannaford Charitable Foundation - NH, ME, MA, NY, VT

The Hannaford Charitable Foundation was established in 1994 as part of a charitable giving program to provide financial support to non–profit organizations dedicated to improving the communities in which Hannaford operates. We consider requests from worthy charities in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont that fall into four general categories. Health and welfare, Educational institutions. Civic and cultural organizations Other…

Harman Family Foundation - Wash DC, NYC, Boston, Los Angeles

The Harman Family Foundation supports programs that bring education and the arts to underserved populations in Washington D.C., New York, Boston, and Los Angeles. The Foundation supports educational innovation and seeks to strengthen the arts community, and strengthen the community itself through the arts.

Harold Brooks Foundation

The Harold Brooks Foundation provides assistance to causes/organizations that help the largest possible number of residents of Massachusetts’ South Shore communities, especially those that support the basic human needs of South Shore residents. The Foundation focuses on five key areas: Education; Food, Agriculture, & Nutrition; Health; Housing & Shelter; and Mental Health. Grants are made to organizations that serve the following South Shore r…

Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation

The Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation (HGCF) seeks to provide philanthropic support primarily, although not exclusively, in Western Massachusetts, where Harold Grinspoon and his wife, Diane Troderman, make their home. HGCF is involved in the following areas: Rewarding excellence in teaching and education, Encouraging young people to reach their academic and leadership potential, Encouraging entrepreneurship among young people, Promoting literacy and e…

Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust - Boston

The Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust offers grants primarily for projects that will produce long–range benefits through leverage of the Trust’s resources. Grants are made for specific programs, for “seed money”, and for capital projects, especially those which can reduce operating costs. Occasional grants are made for operating support. Grants are focused on institutions and programs in the Boston area. Areas of funding inter…

Haymarket People's Fund

Haymarket funds groups that organize or provide resources for organizing around a wide spectrum of issues, and who reflect in their action as well as their vision the principles Haymarket upholds. Groups must engage in grassroots organizing or provide resources for grassroots organizing efforts.

Herman and Frieda L. Miller Foundation

The Herman and Frieda L. Miller Foundation supports civic engagement, advocacy, and community organizing in Greater Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. The Miller Foundation is also dedicated to improving the infrastructure that supports vibrant urban community life. Key elements toward achieving this goal include: strong civic culture and community empowerment, neighborhood and citywide; development and maintenance of healthy physical settings that facilita…

Horace Moses Charitable Foundation

The Horace Moses Charitable Foundation was established in 1923 to support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations. Special consideration is given to charitable organizations that serve the community of Springfield and its surrounding communities. The application deadline for the Horace Moses Charitable Foundation is April 1. Applicants will be notified of grant decisions before June 30. Areas…

Horizon Foundation - ME, MA. NJ, CT

The Horizon Foundation will support programs and organizations that aspire to create and maintain sustainable and livable communities by: Protecting and conserving land and water resources, Educating children and adults about being good stewards of the environment, Promoting vibrant, child–oriented arts, Teaching respect for and preservation of historic assets, Enabling children and adults to lead their communities in thoughtful, creative, and health…

Horne Family Foundation - MA, NH, National & Global Focus

The Horne Family Foundation’s mission is purposely broad, enabling it to support the work of many nonprofits that focus on improving the future for communities on a local, national and international basis. The majority of the Foundation’s grants are made in categories that are in alignment with the core values of the foundation: conservation, education, health and human services, the arts, wildlife preservation, international development and reli…

Hyams Foundation

Our mission is to increase economic and social justice and power within low–income communities in Boston and Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Ida S. Barter Trust

The Ida S. Barter Trust was established in 1953 to support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations. The application deadline for the Ida S. Barter Trust is April 1. Applicants will be notified of grant decisions before June 30.

Intel Community Grants - AZ, CA, CO, MA, NM, OR, UT, WA

The Intel Community Grants program is focused on programs that advance education and improve communities worldwide. By providing funding for national and localized grants, the foundation helps fuel innovation in classrooms, empower women and underserved youth, and enables Intel employees to serve the needs of their communities. The goals of the Intel Community Grants are to increase interest in math and science education, and to help develop a future workf…

Intel Foundation - AZ, CA, CO, MA, NM, OR, UT, WA

The Intel Foundation is a philanthropic organization focused on programs that advance education and improve communities worldwide. By providing funding for national and localized grants, the foundation helps fuel innovation in classrooms, empower women and underserved youth, and enables Intel employees to serve the needs of their communities. The goals of the Intel Foundation are to increase interest in math and science education, and to help develop a fut…

Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation - Hampden County

The mission of the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation is to strengthen the capacity of individuals, families, and organizations in Hampden County predominantly through: Strengthening the quality of education for children and youth. Ensuring the well being of at–risk children, youth and families.

Jessie B. Cox Trust - New England

The Jessie B. Cox Trust is dedicated to improving the environment and the quality of life for people living in New England. To achieve its goals, the Trust pursues initiatives in three key fields of interest: education, environment, and health. For education, there is a special interest in promoting early learning and quality out–of–school time. Within the field of environment, the Trust focuses on preservation of fresh and marine waters throug…

Josh Beckett Foundation - New England & Spring, Texas

The Josh Beckett Foundation is a charitable organization established in 2007 to support community based programs that strive to improve the health and well–being of children, especially children that are seriously ill, disabled, poor or otherwise disadvantaged. The Foundation provides Josh with an opportunity to have a direct and permanent impact on the lives of children throughout New England and in his hometown of Spring, Texas.

Kraft Family Foundation

The Kraft family, through its family foundation and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, is committed to giving back. Numerous institutions and organizations from small grass roots causes to major universities have benefited from over $100 million of philanthropy. The family’s efforts on a broad sense have focused on education, healthcare, women’s issues and youth sports.

Krupp Family Foundation - Boston

The mission of the Krupp Family Foundation is to contribute to the common good of our Boston community through efforts that advance the arts, foster cultural expression, and improve, strengthen, and transform children’s futures. In addition, the Krupp Family Foundation is dedicated to Jewish continuity, education, and local programs that encourage Jewish identity and enrich the lives of disadvantaged Jews in the Boston community.

Liberty Mutual Foundation - Boston & Multiple States

Established in 2003, the Liberty Mutual Foundation supports the communities in which we live and work, and further demonstrates how we “help people live safer, more secure lives.” Our grant making priorities are education and broad based health and human services. We also invest in access to health care for low–income individuals, mentoring programs, and cultural organizations. The Foundation contributes the bulk of its funding to organiz…

Linden Foundation

The Linden Foundation funds non–profit organizations that strengthen disadvantaged and homeless families by helping provide them with the skills and support systems they need to become cohesive, internally supportive, and self–sufficient. Preference is given to comprehensive programs that most directly help those in need, involve multiple family members, provide sustained support to the participants, and are administered by community–base…

Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation - CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT

The Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation was established in 1973. The Foundation’s 3 primary focus areas reflect Mr. Balfour’s strong affinity for the employees of the Balfour Company; his commitment to the city of Attleboro, Massachusetts; and his lifelong interest in education. Areas of funding interest are Education; Health; Human Services.

Ludcke Foundation

The Ludcke Foundation supports organizations that provide needed resources and services to children and families, with an emphasis on emotional and physical health, education and social development. The Foundation devotes its grants to the fields of education, medicine, and human services. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. Only organizations invited by the trustees may apply. The trustees are currently revising the foundation’s pre…

Lydia B. Stokes Foundation - NM, NH, MA, FL

The Lydia B. Stokes Foundation is committed to the Quaker philosophy of peace, justice and treating all creatures with respect. The Foundation supports building sustainable communities by focusing on social and economic justice, peace initiatives, the environment, women’s issues and local food and energy security. Grant making emphasis is in New Mexico, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Florida, but is not limited exclusively to those areas. Grants are…

Mabel A. Horne Trust

The Mabel A. Horne Trust was established in 1957 to support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations.

Marshall Home Fund - Watertown

The Marshall Home Fund periodically awards modest program grants to public agencies, private not–for–profit organizations, and town departments serving the elderly. Although program grant recipients need not be based in the community, the beneficiaries of services provided by grant–funded programs must be Watertown residents, age 55 or older.

Massachusetts Children's Trust Fund

The Massachusetts Children’s Trust Fund understands the challenges of family support providers. We can help you be more effective in your efforts by providing funding and training in nationally acclaimed family support service delivery systems.

Massachusetts Cultural Council

The Massachusetts Cultural Council s a state agency that promotes excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.

MFS Charitable Giving Program - Boston

The MFS Charitable Giving Program supports nonprofit organizations in four focal areas: community service, health, education, and care and development of homeless children. The program encourages employee participation as volunteers and donors.

National Grid Foundation

The National Grid Foundation was created to enhance the quality of life in areas where we provide services. Our ongoing challenge is to create opportunities for solutions to educational and environmental issues. Our Foundation philosophy is based on the principle that giving people the tools to build hope is an essential ingredient in the development of individuals, families and communities. The National Grid Foundation endeavors to improve the quality of…

New England Biolabs Foundation

NEBF is an independent private foundation started in 1982 by the founder of New England Biolabs, Inc. to support grassroots organizations working with the environment, social change, the arts, elementary education, and science.

New England Foundation for the Arts

NEFA administers grant–making programs that support dance, performing arts, and public art projects in New England and beyond. To learn more about our grant programs, or to find out if you qualify for funding from NEFA, visit their grant programs overview page.

New England Patriots Charitable Foundation - New England

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is the non–profit organization established by the Robert Kraft family in 1994 to support charitable and philanthropic agencies throughout New England. This support comes in the form of direct grants and the donation of signed memorabilia to charitable causes, and from Patriots players who offer their direct support by appearing at charity functions throughout the year. The Foundation’s primary goal…

NLT Foundation

The NLT Foundation supports projects that promote the arts and protect the environment in Boston, Cincinnati, and Mid–Coast Maine. The Foundation’s grantmaking falls into two major categories, Competitive Grants and Discretionary Grants. These guidelines are concerned primarily with the Competitive Grants and are designed to assist organizations seeking such grants. The NLT Foundation makes grants that benefit citizens of Boston, Cincinnati and…

Nord Family Foundation - OH, CO, SC, MA

The Nord Family Foundation is interested in programs that strengthen families and improve public service. Grants are awarded in the fields of Health and Social Services, Education, Arts and Culture, and Civic Affairs. High priority is given to programs that address the needs of economically or socially disadvantaged families. Projects that attack root causes of social problems are also of special interest. The Foundation awards grants in several geographic…

Northeast Utilities - Environment - CT, MA, NH

NU’s Environmental Community Grant Program funds local community and grassroots environmental projects that are often overlooked by large grant programs. Grants between $250 and $1,000 are awarded in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Applications are reviewed by a team of NU employees. Applications are due by April 15 and October 15 of each year.

Olivia's Organics Charitable Foundation - New England, NY, NJ, PA

The Olivia’s Organics Charitable Foundation was established in early 2006 as a way to invest in the lives of children. The Foundation seeks to give direct–service grants to organizations that work with children by providing services that have an immediate and tangible impact on their well–being. The foundation does not accept unsolicited grants, but instead chooses organizations with which it would like to partner for each quarter of the f…

Paul and Phyllis Fireman Foundation

For the past eight years, the Foundation has dedicated the largest share of its resources to ending family homelessness in Massachusetts. One Family Inc., a nonprofit created by the Firemans to advance this vision, currently operates a scholarship program for formerly homeless and at–risk women and conducts a major campaign to end family homelessness in Massachusetts.

Peoples Bank United Community Foundation - CT, ME, MA, NH, VT, NY

In 2007, People’s United Bank established the People’s United Community Foundation as the philanthropic arm of the bank. The People’s United Community Foundation targets its philanthropic efforts in the following areas: affordable housing, community development, and youth development. Geographical focus areas Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and in Westchester County, New York.

Permanent Endowment for Marthas Vineyard

The Endowment’s purpose is to put charitable contributions to work for the people of Martha’s Vineyard by making grants that address community priorities, funding scholarships for Island students and building an endowment that will provide resources to enhance and preserve the quality of life on the Vineyard forever. Any not–for–profit organization with Internal Revenue Service 501 (c) (3) status may apply for a grant from the Permane…

Perpetual Trust for Charitable Giving

The Perpetual Trust for Charitable Giving was established in 1957 to support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations. Special consideration is given to medical aid and medical research organizations, as well as to institutions of higher learning

Prospect Hill Foundation

The Foundation’s grants primarily support activities in the United States. While many of these activities are national in scope, there is particular regional focus in New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The Prospect Hill Foundation pursues this mission by making grants in three program sectors: Environmental Conservation, Nuclear Weapons Control, Reproductive Health.

Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation - MA, RI, VT, NH, ME

The Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation is a small private foundation started in 1999 and dedicated to the support of projects in education and the arts. The Foundation has two areas of interest that often coincide. Education: The Foundation will consider proposals for projects in any aspect of education –– elementary through adult. The Arts: The Foundation will consider proposals for projects in any area of the arts. Of special interest are tho…

Red Sox Foundation

The Foundation’s efforts are primarily focused on improving health, educational and recreational opportunities, as well as social service programs in urban neighborhoods.

Reebok Foundation

The Reebok Foundation focuses its philanthropy in communities where Reebok’s offices are located. The Foundation strives to promote social and economic equality by funding non–profit organizations delivering programs aimed at inner–city youth and underserved groups to empower youth to fulfill their potential – programs that provide youth with the tools they need to lead healthy, happy and actives lives.

Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation

The Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life in Greater Boston. In pursuit of this mission, and building on its tradition, the Foundation has selected the following areas of focus for its grantmaking, in order of priority: Supporting our community’s healthcare institutions and research aimed at combating specific diseases; Increasing educational and developmental opportunities both in and out of school, w…

Rogers Family Foundation

The Rogers Foundation funds nonprofit organizations that provide educational, medical, artistic, and religious services within Massachusetts’ Merrimack Valley, and North Shore, and Southeastern New Hampshire.

Roxbury Foundation For Excellence In Education

The mission of the Education Foundation is to enhance the quality and scope of educational opportunities for the students of the Roxbury Public School District.

Roy A. Hunt Foundation

The mission of the Roy A. Hunt Foundation is to support organizations that strive to improve the quality of life. The trustees of this family foundation meet semi–annually to make grants to nonprofit organizations engaged primarily in Arts and Culture, Environment, Health, Human Services, Community Development, and Youth Violence Prevention. The geographic focus of the Foundation’s giving is Southwestern Pennsylvania (primarily in Pittsburgh) an…

Ruderman Family Foundation - Boston

The Ruderman Family Foundation is dedicated to supporting the challenged in our society by focusing on individuals with special needs in the Jewish community in the Greater Boston area and Israel. We believe that supporting scholarship in the Jewish community will help to advance the issue of Jewish continuity in the United States, and that a strong Israel is vital to the future of the Jewish people.

Sampson Fund - Animal Welfare - Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, MA

The Sampson Fund is a non–profit charitable organization established pursuant to section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code to benefit companion animals of Cape Cod and the adjacent Islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.

Schrafft Charitable Trust

Established in 1946, the Schrafft Charitable Trust is a private family foundation that awards grants to non–profit organizations involved with the education of disadvantaged youth in the city of Boston. The primary interest of the Trust is to focus on those institutions that are involved with the education of indigent or otherwise disadvantaged youth in the city of Boston.

Sean McDonough Charitable Foundation

The Sean McDonough Charitable Foundation, Inc. was established to ensure that children’s charities throughout Massachusetts would receive the funds they require to achieve their goals. Our goal is to raise and distribute funds to children’s charities throughout Massachusetts. Funds will be distributed on an annual basis through a grant application process. In its first eight years, the Foundation raised $2.4 million which was distributed to 116 d…

Shaws Supermarkets - MA, CT. RI

Since 1860, we at Shaw’s have understood that with the privilege of community membership comes responsibility. The responsibility to act in the best interest of the one another. To be both active and genuinely helpful where and when it’s most needed. Regional donations include those projects that impact more than one store location, and contributions – up to $500 – are determined by Shaw’s Market Area Directors. Contributions of…

Sheehan Family Foundation - MA, NY, Milwauke

The Sheehan Family Foundation grants are directed primarily to Massachusetts, in areas where L. Knife & Son, Inc. and related family businesses have operated since 1898, primarily Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket counties and Essex and Middlesex, Massachusetts. We have expanded recently to include additional areas where the company does business, including Brooklyn, New York, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Liverpool and Westmoreland, New York. Are…

Sills Family Foundation - NYC, Boston, Vermont

The mission of The Sills Family Foundation is to help children from poor families live up to their highest promise. We do this by giving grants to organizations that work on the front lines of supporting: Comprehensive Services to Families in Crisis with a special focus on children of incarcerated mothers; Early and Elementary Childhood Education with family supports such as health care and parent education; Environmental Justice with a concentration on re…

Solidago Foundation

The Solidago Foundation was founded in 1995 with mission to promote justice, equity, sustainability and enfranchisement for all through charitable Grantmaking to, and work with, progressive, empowering, community–based organizations and collaborations.

Sophia Romero Trust

The Sophia Romero Trust was established in 1948 to support and promote quality human services and health care programming for underserved elders living in Bristol County, Massachusetts. Special consideration will be given to organizations that serve older women living in Bristol County, Massachusetts.

Sovereign Bank Foundation - CT, DE, MA, MD, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI

The Sovereign Bank Foundation, (the Foundation) makes charitable contributions to 501(c)(3) non–profit organizations. Areas of funding interest include Community Investment and Economic Development, Youth & Education, Health & Human Services, Arts & Culture.

Stop & Shop Supermarket Company - CT, MA. RI, NH, NJ, NY

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company prides itself on being a good neighbor and supporting all the communities in which we operate. Our charitable initiatives, focusing on three major areas: hunger, combating childhood cancer, and children’s educational and support programs, have helped thousands of people of every background and lifestyle.

Theodore Edson Parker Foundation

The Parker Foundation seeks to enhance the city of Lowell, Massachusetts and improve the quality of life for all of its residents. It supports social service, cultural, community development, education, health, housing, and environmental programs.

W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation - Education - SF Bay Area, NY, Bo...

The W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation is committed to providing the educational and developmental opportunities to disadvantaged children and young people that enable them to fulfill their potential. Our grantmaking programs in education, youth development and early childhood development are designed to tackle the problems children and youth face in obtaining an excellent education, accessing the skills that will serve them as they transition int…

Weil Memorial Charitable Foundation - Boston

The John Leopold Weil and Geraldine Rickard Weil Memorial Charitable Foundation, inc. was created in 1999. The Weil Foundation is dedicated to carrying on the legacy of the Drs. Weil by working to ameliorate child abuse in all forms. The efforts of the Weil Foundation are focused on children under the age of 10 in the immediate vicinity of Boston.

Yawkey Foundations

The Yawkey Foundations are committed to continuing the legacy of Tom and Jean Yawkey by making significant and positive impacts on the quality of life of children, families, and the underserved in the areas which the Yawkeys called home, New England and Georgetown County, South Carolina.