Financial and In-Kind Resources

Mass Mentoring’s services to our network of 370+ mentoring programs include the development and distribution of financial and in-kind resources designed to strengthen programs’ efforts in serving youth.


Recruitment Campaigns and Seed Grants
Our three signature mentor recruitment campaigns –National Mentoring Month, the Red Sox Mentoring Challenge, and Back-to-School – aim to:
  • Raise awareness of mentoring
  • Recruit mentors
  • Build program capacity to conduct their own recruitment
Interested programs can sign up to participate in these campaigns in early spring each year. Campaign partners will receive resources and support through seed money grants, general strategic assistance, technical assistance around public awareness and marketing, and free incentives to help implement their individual recruitment plans. To learn more about each recruitment campaign, and to find templates, toolkits, and information, follow the link associated with each campaign below.

An annual initiative in January, National Mentoring Month (NMM) raises national awareness for mentoring.


Additional Funding Opportunities

We encourage programs to explore these and other funding prospects:

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. For more information, visit

Bank of America Philanthropic Management: Deadlines vary
Bank of America Philanthropic Management serves as trustee, co-trustee or agent to a wide variety of discretionary charitable foundations. For a complete listing of these nearly 100 foundations, as well as detailed information about the grant making focus of each, go to

Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation: Deadline 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.

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. For information on specific priorities, or to apply, click here.

The Lynch Foundation: Deadline rolling
The Lynch Foundation provides assistance to programs 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.

Sun Life Rising Star Award: Next deadline TBA
Eligible programs must directly benefit secondary school youth, ages 21 and younger, in the area of education engagement and matriculation rates and be aligned with or partner with secondary or post-secondary educational institutions. For more information, click here.

Bank of America Student Leaders: Next deadline TBA
Opportunities are available to eligible high school juniors and seniors through this unique program. Student Leaders receive an eight-week paid summer internship with select nonprofits as well as a week-long, all-expense paid trip to the Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. in July 2012. Visit Bank of America's website for more information.

Yawkey Foundations Scholars Program: Next deadline Feb. 17, 2015
The Yawkey Scholars Program is a need-based, college scholarship program for students with unique life circumstances who participated in a sustained mentoring relationship during high school. There are several requirements for this scholarship - most notably a student must be a current senior at an accredited high school in Massachusetts, and accepted to and plan to attend a private four-year college or university in Massachusetts. Click here for more information.