A portion of the Foundation’s grant-making funds are distributed through special programs or initiatives that seek to address a well-defined issue or need. These programs are created when the Foundation, often in partnership with other funders, sets aside resources to address specific, pressing issues, frequently over a multi-year period. The funding criteria and application process vary by program and funds are often, but not always, distributed through competitive requests for proposals.
Below is a complete list of other opportunities for support from the Foundation. Please note that not all opportunities are open to application; we've highlighted those that are or will soon be accepting proposals.
Collaborate Boston is an incentive-driven competition that elevates and supports the collaborative efforts that the Boston Foundation believes are critical to the growth of thriving people and vibrant places in our community. The goal of Collaborate Boston 2017 is to encourage leaders of all ages to come together, learn from past movements and help vision the future.
Open Door Grants are processed on a quarterly basis. As the name implies, this is our most open-ended grants initiative, expressly devised to meet the needs of nonprofits supporting our larger mission but outside of our defined strategic focus areas.