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The Free for All Endowment Fund

Honoring the legacy of conductor Charles Ansbacher

The mission of the Free for All Endowment Fund is to ensure that everyone from the Boston region—children, adults, families—will have regular and permanent access to the rich world of classical, orchestral music and related cultural events.

Since 2016, the Free for All Endowment Fund has awarded over $900,000 in grants to nearly 20 organizations who strive to respond to the moment by expanding programming and engaging different audiences across Greater Boston.
Eric Goode shows a child a horn instrument at Housing Families
Photo from Free for All Fund grantee Shelter Music Boston program: Eric Goode and child at Housing Families, photo by Carrie Eldridge-Dickson

2024 Grant Cycle

The deadline to apply for the 2024 grant cycle was February 8, 2024, at 11:59PM EST. Eligible applicants, who reside with the Greater Boston Area as defined by the TBF Geographic Area Served, feel aligned with the mission of the Free for All Endowment fund, and are either a registered Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Group/Organization OR a Fiscally Sponsored Group/Organization, should apply.

New organizations and groups were encouraged to apply, as well as past grantees.

Please reach out to Laura Reyes, Arts & Creativity Program Officer, with any program-related questions and put “Free for All Endowment Fund” in the email subject heading.

The deadline was February 8, 2024, at 11:59PM EST. 

Application Timeline:

  • Application opens: Monday, January 8, 2024
  • Application closes: Thursday, February 8, 2024, by 11:59pm ET
  • Tentative Notifications: April 2024