Public Event

Open Door Grants

Information Sessions

Open Door Grants Information Sessions

Date + Time


June 25, 2018,

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

The Edgerley Center for Civic Leadership at the Boston Foundation

75 Arlington Street, 3rd Floor Boston, MA



June 26, 2018

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Hawthorne Youth and Community Center

9 Fulda Street, Roxbury, MA



June 27, 2018,

2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Raw Art Works

37 Central Square #2, Lynn, MA



June 28, 2018

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Thomas Crane Public Library

40 Washington Street, Quincy, MA



July 9, 2018

2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

The Democracy Center

45 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA


Session is at capacity.
Please email 18Lde/7G8YiXrriJQYxBLFdmwcAPLXzos5mctZQL5PeHE15thK5ZkFpLVkTfAzhjii9sZuL3kJFN1jQ2mybkcKG0MjbRZltsz08h6C/tXyU7M/xXBJl8xUdVIfxYtJ4cI9HfYZIscDAb5tIkMD+x+fJHAZZ7IpgaQT8M89NFz7ri09pltzKYQ1NVip93rmvRprAj+iQbKE5Zsus4pzX5ext0IVdkxYDHfMnGo7mhWpM= to be added to our wait list.


July 10, 2018

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.


260 Sumner Street, East Boston, MA


Register Now

July 12, 2018

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Morse Institute Library

14 East Central Street, Natick, MA


Register Now


Please join the Open Door Grants team for a conversation about our grant-making program. This series of conversations held throughout Greater Boston provides an opportunity to learn more about our program, ask questions and discuss the application and review processes.

We ask that each nonprofit organization limit its registration to one individual, to allow space to accommodate as many nonprofits as possible.

For additional information, or to register by phone or email, please contact Lauren McDermott at

617-338-1659 or 18Lde/7G8YiXrriJQYxBLFdmwcAPLXzos5mctZQL5PeHE15thK5ZkFpLVkTfAzhjii9sZuL3kJFN1jQ2mybkcKG0MjbRZltsz08h6C/tXyU7M/xXBJl8xUdVIfxYtJ4cI9HfYZIscDAb5tIkMD+x+fJHAZZ7IpgaQT8M89NFz7ri09pltzKYQ1NVip93rmvRprAj+iQbKE5Zsus4pzX5ext0IVdkxYDHfMnGo7mhWpM=

Open Door Grants

The Open Door Grants program was created as a response to the ideas and needs of the community. We encourage new and existing nonprofit organizations in Greater Boston that are not directly aligned with the strategies, goals and approaches pursued in the Foundation’s five impact areas to pursue Open Door Grants for support of their efforts to meet existing needs or test new ideas and innovations that address the most critical challenges and biggest opportunities facing our community.

Uncertain if you are eligible for an Open Door Grant? Read our guidelines to learn more about our eligibility criteria.