Named in honor of Mass Mentoring Partnership’s late Board Chair, Jim Connolly, the tribute fund honors his memory and dedication to mentoring. The fund supports an annual gift or project that is aligned with our mission of fueling the youth mentoring movement across Massachusetts, and Jim’s volunteer leadership and service to the organization. A competitive RFP is typically released each spring or summer, and interested applicants should check this page around that time.
Jim embodied, symbolized, and believed in the power of mentoring. Through the creation of the MMP Board Designated James G. Connolly Tribute Fund, we will honor his memory and advance youth mentoring as a tribute to his character and dedication to mentoring.
The application cycle for 2020-2021 is now open. Click here to apply.
With a grant from the 2020 -2021 Connolly Fund, MMP will provide up to three awards totaling $20,000, to formal structured mentoring programs to expand or enhance practices to increase mentor diversity and effectiveness through culturally responsiveness mentoring practices.The submission deadline is Monday, June 1st at 5 pm.
Learn More: Thinking of applying but have questions about the fund and the application process?
- Download this document for more details
- Review our webinar here for a general overview of the initiative, application process and selection criteria.
Contact Janeen Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the application.
Contribute to the fund:
You can make a donation with a check made payable to Mass Mentoring Partnership.
Please note in the memo line "Donation to Jim Connolly Fund" and send to:
Meredith van der Walde
Resource Development Coordinator
Mass Mentoring Partnership
75 Kneeland Street, 11th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
We greatly appreciate your support in honoring Jim.