Foundation / Corporation
The Lenny Zakim Fund (LZF)
09/01/21 11:59 PM EDT
Grants of up to $20,000 and in-kind support to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations serving eligible communities to support operations. Priority is given to small grassroots organizations with limited capacity to raise other funds. Additionally, preference is given to support community organizing efforts identified by a community-driven process and making local impact. The Lenny Zakim Fund almost exclusively supports programs in Eastern Massachusetts.
The Lenny Zakim Fund (LZF) works to develop deep relationships and build bridges among people and communities to advance social, economic, and racial justice. The Fund's mission is to listen to those most impacted by inequity and provide the funding, essential resources, and support they need to create lasting change. An LZF grant is often the first step – a chance to turn a vision into a sustainable reality.
The work of the Lenny Zakim Fund is guided by the following principles:
LZF strengthens its grantees by providing a variety of learning opportunities and services that are usually unaffordable for smaller organizations. LZF supports grassroots organizations through:
The Lenny Zakim Fund’s primary funding areas are:
Some awards may be designated as challenge grants. Organizations that receive a challenge grant must raise the amount of the challenge in new or increased gifts before LZF will distribute its grant. For more information about Challenge Grants, see https://thelennyzakimfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/LZF-2022_GrantInfoGuidelines.pdf#page=4.
GrantWatch ID#: 155676
General operating and program grants range between $1,000 and $20,000 per year.
Grants may be renewed for up to five years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
All application materials can be found at: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=zakim
Eric Esteves, Executive Director
Dominique Ramos, Program and Office Administrator
USA: Massachusetts: Eastern Massachusetts
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