The Bruce J. Anderson Foundation provides grants for programs, direct services and new initiatives in the fields of mental health (treatment, research and suicide prevention, with a particular interest in mental health services supporting LGBTQIA young people), environmental protection, historic and archival preservation, and the arts. Grants are made for organizations and activities focused on two geographical areas: Cape Ann and Nashoba Valley.
Applications for the 2024 grants cycle will open January 10, 2024 and close February 26, 2024 at 11:59 PM - please review the Quick Links in the sidebar for information about the submission process, and the information below for eligibility guidelines.
Bruce J Anderson Foundation Guidelines 2024
The Bruce J. Anderson Foundation is a family foundation, structured as a supporting organization of the Boston Foundation, established in 1980 to memorialize Bruce by his six siblings. Governed by a Board of Directors, and in consultation with Anderson family members, grants are made in support of programs, initiatives, and direct services focusing on young people and those who are not served adequately by existing resources (particularly those who are LGBTQ+) in the fields of:
- Mental health treatment, support, research, & suicide prevention
- Historic and archival preservation
- Environmental protection
- The arts
Grantmaking Priorities:The Bruce J. Anderson Foundation focuses its grantmaking in two geographical areas of Massachusetts:
- Cape Ann (specifically, the communities of Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and Manchester)
- Nashoba Valley (specifically, the communities of Harvard, Ayer, Groton, Pepperell, Shirley and Townsend.)
Proposal review is conducted by Bruce J. Anderson Foundation trustees and Boston Foundation staff who make recommendations to the Board of Directors of the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation. The review process may include a phone conversation. Generally, notification of action on your request occurs after the Board meeting in June and announcements are made at the end of July. We hope you will carefully review the requirements of this Request for Proposal (RFP) and submit a proposal only if your project meets the application guidelines. Questions or requests for additional information should be directed to Amy Kingman at email@example.com or 207-595-1437.