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.
Next Steps for Boston Dance provides multi-layered support for Greater Boston’s choreographers. This grant program aims to support Greater Boston choreographers creating original work in any dance genre and at any career level, post-college, to move forward and take a “next step” in their careers.
The third year of Live Arts Boston opens the door to dozens of performers and producers of original works to access up to $15,000 in project-specific funds to create, produce or present artistic work for Greater Boston audiences.