Each year, the Boston Foundation devotes a portion of its discretionary grantmaking resources to support the annual fundraising and community events of nonprofits in Greater Boston. 

With a focus on equity and closing gaps in the region’s largest disparities, these grants serve to open pathways of opportunity for local nonprofits to connect to the Foundation. Our sponsorships are specifically designed to provide general operating support to nonprofits and to increase the presence and engagement of the Boston Foundation within the Greater Boston community. Any nonprofit is eligible to apply, but sponsorships are generally limited to organizations' annual fundraising and community events and are not meant to provide support for ongoing programs. [We do not typically provide funding for athletic events such as walks, runs, rides, or tournaments.] 

In keeping with the Foundation's values and aligning with our Advancing Community Wealth pathway, organizations that apply for sponsorship consideration must commit to paying any artists/performers featured in their events.

You must submit your request at least 4-6 weeks before your event. Any requests submitted less than 4 weeks in advance will not be considered for a sponsorship.

An organization is not eligible for sponsorship funding if it has already received a significant programmatic grant or sponsorship for an event from the Foundation within the same fiscal year.

For more information, email Michelle Hinkle, Senior Director of Events, Operations and Facilities.

Please use the button below to submit your request.