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Mid-Sized Capital Grant

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits for Significant
Capital Projects to Benefit Residents in Eligible Areas

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation

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Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations for capital projects that will improve the quality of life in the Greater Boston area and eligible Eastern Massachusetts Gateway Cities. Applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Eligible projects may include those that improve public spaces as well as those that improve the quality of life of individuals and families. Projects should provide for the benefit of entire neighborhoods and communities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182685

Number of Grants:

One to two grants are awarded annually.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Requests will be considered in the $250,000-$3 million range.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)3 tax-exempt status or a fiscal sponsor that is a 501(c)3 public charity
- Agencies or programs within agencies that serve people in the Greater Boston area (roughly defined as within Route 128) and/or the Gateway Cities of Brockton, Chelsea, Fall River, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, or New Bedford.

In seeking a Mid-Sized Capital Grant, the recipient organization must demonstrate that it will have sufficient funding to maintain and repair the capital project over time and to support programs that make maximum use of the funded project.

The following entities are ineligible for a grant from the Foundation:
- Individuals
- Endowments or private foundations
- Religious organizations, where the grant is to be used for sectarian purposes
- Federal, state, or municipal agencies (with rare exceptions)
- Political campaigns

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicants can book a 15-minute introductory call to ask questions about the grant at:

Pre-Application Information:

The Foundation will review LOI submissions on a rolling basis and organizations typically hear back within six months. However, please submit by September 16, 2019, in order to be included in the upcoming review round.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Foundation staff prior to submitting a letter of inquiry to determine whether their organization and/or proposed project are eligible for consideration under this program.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit a LOI online:

Inquiries may be directed to:
Amy Hampe

Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation
One Newton Executive Park, Suite 104
Newton, MA 02462

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts: Greater Boston and the Eastern Massachusetts Gateway Cities of Brockton, Chelsea, Fall River, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, and New Bedford