Foundation / Corporation
The Sudbury Foundation
Grants to Sudbury, Massachusetts nonprofits, schools, and agencies for programs and projects that aim to improve the quality of community life. Funding will be provided for proposals that focus on the areas of youth development and opportunity, community building, historic and environmental preservation, and/or at-risk populations (see details below).
Youth Development and Opportunity:
Objective: To help young people realize their full potential and become caring, concerned citizens
- Build leadership skills and provide leadership opportunities
- Encourage youth to get involved and to give back to the community (local, regional, national, world)
- Enhance academic enrichment, cultural and recreational programs and opportunities
- Support and strengthen activities that promote healthy behaviors
Preservation of Community Character and Assets:
Objective: To preserve the Town’s natural, historic and other community assets
- Historic Preservation: Preserve the Town’s historic resources and landmarks, celebrate its storied history and enhance its natural character and charm
- Environmental Preservation: Protect, restore and care for the Town’s air, land, water and habitats
Community Building/Town Betterment:
Objective: Strengthen community resources and engender a greater sense of community
- Encourage participation in community events and civic affairs
- Create a climate of acceptance and tolerance in which diversity is embraced and respect is demonstrated to all people
- Nurture local philanthropy and volunteerism
- Support Town betterment projects, as appropriate
Objective: To demonstrate community support for vulnerable citizens
- Strengthen assistance to at-risk populations including seniors, low-income residents, and those facing physical, emotional health and other challenges.
GrantWatch ID#: 162993
Multi-year grant requests are accepted.
The Foundation makes grants to Sudbury-based nonprofit organizations, the Town of Sudbury (and, through the Town, its boards, commissions, and departments), the Sudbury Public Schools and Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School.
The Foundation will also consider the applications of public and nonprofit organizations located outside of Sudbury for projects of direct and substantial benefit to Sudbury residents.
The Foundation does not make loans or grants to individuals.
The Foundation generally does not: provide ongoing operating support, offset deficits, contribute to general appeals, purchase benefit tickets, fund efforts understood to be the responsibility of government, or support religious activities.
Applying for a Sudbury Program Grant:
Applicants are encouraged to discuss their needs with Foundation staff prior to submitting a full proposal. Telephone inquiries and concept papers are welcome. Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to download the Sudbury Nonprofit Grant Application and the Town of Sudbury Grant Application.
The Foundation Trustees meet four times a year to review proposals for the Sudbury Program.
Proposal Postmarked by: January 1
Trustee Review: March
Proposal Postmarked by: April 1
Trustee Review: June
Proposal Postmarked by: July 1
Trustee Review: September
Proposal Postmarked by: October 1
Trustee Review: December
If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, proposals should be postmarked on the first working day following the deadline.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Return the relevant application (i.e., the Nonprofit Grant Application or the Town of Sudbury Grant Application), signed cover sheet, the required attachments, and any additional supporting materials you wish to include to:
The Sudbury Foundation
326 Concord Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
For Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School and Sudbury Public School applicants, please call the executive director at 978-443-0849 for application details.
Marilyn Martino, Executive Director
USA: Massachusetts: Sudbury