The Equality Fund at the Boston Foundation was created in 2012 to support Greater Boston nonprofit organizations that serve and strengthen the LGBTQ+ community; a permanent endowment that will benefit the LGBTQ+ community of Greater Boston in perpetuity, so each of our future generations can thrive. The Fund is guided by an Advisory Committee made up of members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies who possess a deep understanding about the most pressing issues affecting our community today.
For this application cycle, grants will be made with partial support from the Boston Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund, thus we will have two funding streams: the “Equality Fund Annual Grantmaking” stream and the “COVID-19 Response Fund” stream.
We will be awarding approximately $450,000 in grants this year in total. Grants will be awarded in May 2022. Please see below for funding and eligibility details.
You are welcome to apply to either or both of our funding streams. All applications are due by January 28, 2022, by 11 PM.
To apply for the 2022 cycle, please complete and submit:
a) The appropriate Online Application Form, .
b) A copy of your Organizational Operating Budget in any format you have it.
c) The Organizational Demographic Information sheet (available with the Online Application Form)
Note: We are trying to collect information on DEI efforts so we can better align our funding strategies to the community needs.
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