Sun Life Rising Star Award: Next deadline June 9, 2014
To be considered for a Sun Life Rising Star Award, your organization should:
Each organization will also be required to nominate a student for a Sun Life Rising Star Award. Students may be nominated only through their supporting nonprofit organization. For more information, click here.
NEW Mass Mentoring Technical Assistance Project (TAP): accepting requests through Aug. 30
Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is dedicated to making some of our technical assistance resources available to programs that need financial support. The Technical Assistance Project (TAP) was developed to provide limited no-cost technical assistance to qualifying programs to continue this important service. MMP has provided more than 400 hours to more than 60 programs across the state. In 2014, MMP is committed to providing more than 150 hours of technical assistance through TAP. The hours will be spread over as many organizations as possible with an intended focus on organizations that are unable to afford the Fee-for-service rate. Get more information and apply now.
Cabot Family Charitable Trust: Annual deadlines Feb. 1 and Sept. 1
The Cabot Family Charitable Trust makes grant awards to nonprofit organizations working in the arts and culture, education and youth development, environment and conservation, health and human services, and for the public benefit. The trust provides funding for general support, as well as for specific programs and activities and capital campaigns. For more information, visit www.cabwel.com.
Paul and Edith Babson Foundation: Annual deadlines Feb. 6 and Sept. 9
The areas for funding consideration include: entrepreneurship and economic development; culture, education and leadership development; and environment and community building. For more information, visithttp://www.babsonfoundations.org/peguidelines.htm.
Essex County Community Foundation: Deadlines vary
ECCF has a number of different grant making funds with deadlines throughout the year. The details of these funds can be found at http://www.eccf.org/grantguidelines41.html.
Bank of America Philanthropic Management: Deadlines vary
Separate from the funding Bank of America gives through its corporate Foundation, Bank of America Philanthropic Management serves as trustee, co-trustee or agent to a wide variety of discretionary charitable foundations. These foundations' donors have granted Bank of America the authority to design their grantmaking programs and carry out the philanthropic mission of the foundations. For a complete listing of these nearly 100 foundations, as well as detailed information about the grant making focus of each, go to https://www.bankofamerica.com/philanthropic.
Mabel Louise Riley Foundation: Deadlines quarterly
The Foundation's current priorities include:
For more information, visit www.rileyfoundation.com
The Catalyst Fund for Nonprofits: Deadline rolling
The Catalyst Fund for Nonprofits is a unique five-year fund created through a partnership of the Boston Foundation, Boston LISC, The Hyams Foundation, and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, and managed by Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF). It will be a source of financial and technical advisory support as a catalyst for promising voluntary collaborative ventures and mergers among nonprofit organizations. It will initially be focused on support to Greater Boston nonprofits, with the goal of developing a permanent resource infrastructure to support nonprofit collaborations—rooted in best practices and data-based outcome metrics. Click here for more information.
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation: Deadlines rolling
The Foundation supports local organizations that provide basic human services to residents of eastern Massachusetts. Grant recipients generally provide services in the following areas: affordable housing, homelessness prevention, job readiness, family and children, human services, and community healthcare. The foundation accepts two types of grant requests: Community Grants and Partnership Grants. For more information, click here.
BJ's Charitable Foundation: Deadlines quarterly
Eligible organizations must be tax-exempt under 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and recognized as a “public charity” by the IRS. Organizations must also align with BJ’s Charitable Foundation’s mission of supporting organizations that support basic needs programs in the form of hunger prevention, self-sufficiency, healthcare and education to those who are underserved. To apply for a grant visit BJ’s Charitable Foundation website.
TD Charitable Foundation: Deadline rolling
The TD Charitable Foundation is providing grants to eligible nonprofit organizations for employees to attend classes and courses that will enhance job performance. Organizations must have a mission or a focus that promotes one of the following:
Classes and courses must be pertinent to the job the employee performs and they may be one day classes or part of a certification program; attendance at conferences is not eligible. To apply, click here.
Bank of America Local Grants: Deadline rolling
The majority of Bank of America's local grant making programs have no deadline; applications are reviewed throughout the year at regularly scheduled local market leadership meetings. To be considered for a local grant, your organization should be aligned with the funding priorities in your market. For information on specific priorities, or to apply, click here.
Brown Rudnick's Community Grants Program: Deadline rolling
Brown Rudnick's Community Grants Program subsidizes small projects designed to improve inner-city education in Boston, Hartford, Providence, New York, or Washington, D.C. To get more information and the full RFP, click here.
Google Grants: Deadline rolling
The Google Grants program supports organizations sharing our philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy, and the arts. For more information, click here.
The Lynch Foundation: Deadline rolling
The Lynch Foundation provides assistance to programs primarily in Massachusetts with an emphasis on education; culture and historic preservation; healthcare and medical research; and religious and educational efforts of the Roman Catholic Church. For more information, click here.
General Mills Champions for Healthy Kids Program: Next deadline TBA
Through the Champions for Healthy Kids Program, the General Mills Foundation will award 50 grants of $10,000 to nonprofits working to improve nutrition and physical fitness for youth. For more information, click here.
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