Foundation / Corporation
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Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations in eligible counties to benefit local communities. A Letter of Inquiry must be submitted prior to applying. Programs may align with one of the following areas: social justice, education, healthcare, or human services. The Foundation has a very local focus, supporting organizations that not only serve Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties but also are headquartered in one of these counties throughout the term of their grants. In addition, all funding requests should focus exclusively on operations within the tri-county area.
Recognizing that most nonprofits incur general operating costs, the Foundation will consider funding necessary "overhead" expenses (e.g., rent, phone service, administrative salaries, etc.).
Capital projects are reviewed closely to ensure that plans are appropriate (and not extravagant) and that quotes are fair and reasonable. If approved, these awards will be treated as pledges to be paid when construction is ready to commence. In addition, large capital projects are not typically funded unless very near completion.
GrantWatch ID#: 138242
100 winners will receive $100,000 (first time and returning recipients)
40 winners will receive $200,000 - $500,000 (returning recipients)
Except for the 10-year grants, most awards are disbursed over two to five years, depending on the size and needs of the organization.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit LOI: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cummings
Joel B. Swets
USA: Massachusetts: Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk Counties
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