Foundation / Corporation
Brookline Community Foundation (BCF) - Brookline Youth Fund
Grants to Brookline, Massachusetts nonprofit organizations, government bodies, and public agencies for community programs serving local youth. Funding is intended to support activities that benefit at-risk youth coming from low-income, underserved populations. Program areas include, but are not limited to, arts and culture, health and fitness, environmental education, and early childhood education.
The Brookline Community Foundation - Brookline Youth Fund supports Brookline’s youth and youth-related activities. Grants from the Brookline Youth Fund are made to ensure equal access to opportunities for all youth in Brookline and to support and enhance the well being of youth and their families. The Brookline Youth Fund seeks to promote activities that are inclusive and represent the diversity within the Brookline community, with a focus on Brookline youth whose families earn less than the town’s median annual income, or are underserved or considered at risk.
Examples of the types of youth-related activities that may be considered for funding include:
- Programs that fill programmatic gaps, particularly for middle school aged youth and youth from low-income families
- Programs that develop youth leadership and/or create job and internship opportunities
- Programs focusing on arts and culture, environmental education, or health and fitness
- Programs that support early childhood education
- Programs that help ensure the basic needs of Brookline’s youth are being met
GrantWatch ID#: 167166
Grants shall be made to or through tax-exempt organizations that meet the requirements of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code, as well as to governmental bodies and agencies serving the Town. If an organization or project is new and not yet tax-exempt, an application may be submitted through an organization that has agreed to serve as a fiscal sponsor.
The Brookline Community Foundation only provides grants to non-profits or municipalities that benefit Brookline residents. Occasionally, grants are given to non-profits that are located outside Brookline who are serving Brookline residents.
An eligible organization must be operated and organized so that it does not discriminate in the hiring of staff or provision of services on the basis of race, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability.
The Brookline Community Foundation does not provide grants for:
- Individual scholarships
Applications are due on January 18, 2019. All grant applications are to be submitted through the online grants management system.
Decisions will be made in late March.
Organizations that are currently funded through other funding streams of the Brookline Community Foundation may apply. Except in rare circumstances, specific programs will only receive funding from either the Brookline Youth Fund or the Fall Community Grant cycle. If you have any questions please contact the Program Director.
Grant Management System Tips:
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/Process/Apply?urlkey=brookline
Jennifer Lemire, Program Director
Brookline Community Foundation
40 Webster Place
Brookline, MA 02445
USA: Massachusetts: Brookline