Greater Boston nonprofits often ask us about how to write a competitive, compelling grant proposal that best positions them for a Boston Foundation grant. In the spirit of openness and transparency, the Foundation wishes to share a brief overview of general criteria that we reference when we assess the strength of a nonprofit’s Open Door Grants application.
The Foundation strives to maintain a diverse Open Door Grants portfolio that is responsive to the community’s stated needs. In addition to the criteria listed below, we also consider an applicant’s geography served, budget size, service population and mission, among other factors, when determining which applicants the Foundation ultimately selects for investment.
Please explore the Open Door Grants webpages to learn more and access an application form. Have additional questions? Visit the Open Door Grants FAQs page or e-mail us at VW9+Er4aFKOE3YDaURLIbK+GJZEm9Ie6BMp8pouhjEhjzcQB2qP3xYRdsH6bXAvkU68QSp6c29zt3Nn2KIQzZpdMlt+Kc+ltzRQW29KFrFWiC79qLU8zmRcZxDAWIDDJB8PMNLX9mJnQBObfMJn84+3QnbaKTanAnziOaMybHhg= and a member of our staff will respond to your request promptly.