Grantees

Grants are awarded to organizations in three issue areas:  Youth, Environmental Sustainability, and Impact. See below for a list of our grants.

Youth: organizations working to improve opportunities for young people (can include out-of-school programming, interventions, and preventative programming)

Environmental Sustainability: organizations addressing climate change (can include environmental justice, community building, and research programming)

Impact: organizations that work to improve the effectiveness of the social sector (can include intermediaries and leadership development)

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2019

Bikes Not Bombs, Inc.

One-year, introductory grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2019

Ceres, Inc.

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2019

Change is Simple Incorporated

Change is Simple's three-year grant supports the creation of a teacher certification program, allowing teachers across the country to implement its innovative framework for climate and sustainability education.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2019

College for Social Innovation Inc.

College for Social Innovation’s three-year grant supports growing the annual student enrollment, increasing earned revenue and scaling towards full financial sustainability. This funding includes opportunities to leverage our funding through matching grants.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2019

Company One Inc.

One-year, introductory grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2019

Conservation Law Foundation, Inc.

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2019

Exponent Philanthropy

Two-year grant for annual memberships.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2019

GreenRoots Inc.

GreenRoots' three-year grant supports capacity building through the addition of staff members. This will result in an increase in individual and corporate donors and an increase in the number of residents served. This funding includes opportunities to leverage our funding through matching grants.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2019

Hale Reservation Inc.

One-year, introductory grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2019

Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

One-year, introductory grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2019

National Center for Family Philanthropy

One-year grant for annual membership.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2019

Philanthropy Massachusetts

One-year grant for annual membership.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2019

Pioneer Institute Inc.

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

Bikes Not Bombs, Inc.

One-year, introductory grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

Boston Climate Action Network

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

Carroll Center for the Blind Inc.

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

Ceres, Inc.

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

Change is Simple Incorporated

One-year, introductory grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

Company One Inc.

One-year, introductory grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

Conservation Law Foundation, Inc.

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

Environmental League of Massachusetts, Inc.

One-year, introductory grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

Exponent Philanthropy

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts Inc.

Family Nurturing Center’s three-year grant supports the organization's capacity to grow its individual giving, increase its visibility and enhance its outcome measures to include long-term results.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

Fresh Truck Inc.

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

GreenRoots Inc.

One-year, introductory grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

Hale Reservation Inc.

One-year, introductory grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

InnerCity Weightlifting

InnerCity Weighlifiting’s (ICW) three-year grant supports an increase in fundraising and earned income. Through this grant, ICW is focusing on doubling the number of students served and quadrupling its client base. This funding includes opportunities to leverage our funding through matching grants.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

Institute for Nonprofit Practice

Institute for Nonprofit Practice’s three-year grant is focused on building a sustainable financial model with diversified income streams from current and new donors. This funding includes opportunities to leverage our funding through matching grants.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

Institute for Sustainable Communities

One-year, introductory grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

Medicine Wheel Productions Inc.

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

Merck Family Fund

Merck Family Fund’s one-year grant supported the production of independent reports intended to inform state governmental agencies about the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, including technical, adoption, and expansion issues.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

National Center for Family Philanthropy

One-year grant for annual membership.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

PRIME Coalition

Three-year grant supporting the Impact Fund, which will be used to support approximately ten companies promising gigaton-scale emission reductions.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

Pace Women's Justice Center

Pace Women's Justice Center’s one-year grant supported the Center's Legal Assistance to Victims of Domestic Violence program which provides comprehensive legal services to low-income domestic violence victims. This included an opportunity to leverage our funding through a matching grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

Philanthropy Massachusetts

Philanthropy Massachusetts’ two-year grant provides capacity for program expansion, hiring staff, and adding technology for virtual programming capabilities to reach more constituents. This funding includes opportunities to leverage our funding through matching grants.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

Pioneer Institute Inc.

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

Playworks

Three-year grant focused on increasing earned revenue and increasing the number of children served.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

Roca, Inc.

Roca’s three-year grant supports significant capacity building and growth of their Young Mothers Program, a program that directs intensive services toward young mothers who present serious risk factors that put themselves and their children in harm’s way.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

Social Innovation Forum

Social Innovation Forum’s three-year grant supports increasing fundraising capacity, catalyzing new donors, and increasing revenue. This includes opportunities to leverage our funding through matching grants.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

The Possible Project

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

Transformative Culture Project

One-year, capacity building grant to create an earned revenue business plan.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2018

Urban Farming Institute of Boston (UFIB)

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

A Better City Initiative Inc.

A Better City Initiative’s three-year grant is focused on re-branding and building capacity for the Challenge for Sustainability - a program convening business sectors in metro Boston to work towards climate preparedness goals.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

Boston Climate Action Network

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

Carroll Center for the Blind Inc.

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

Catie's Closet, Inc.

Catie’s Closet’s three-year grant supported the hiring staff to enable the opening of a new distribution center in Boston.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

Ceres, Inc.

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

College for Social Innovation Inc.

One-year, introductory grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

Conservation Law Foundation, Inc.

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

Doc Wayne Youth Services

Doc Wayne’s three-year grant supports doubling its fundraising efforts, ultimately helping the organization double its impact through its Chalk Talk therapy program. This includes opportunities to leverage our funding through matching grants

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

Exponent Philanthropy

Two-year grant for annual memberships.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

Exponent Philanthropy

Two-year grant for annual memberships.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

Fresh Truck Inc.

One-year, introductory grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

Future Chefs

Future Chefs’ three-year grant supports increasing fundraising and increasing the number of students served.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

Haley House, Inc.

One-year, introductory grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

Institute for Nonprofit Practice

One-year, introductory grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

One-year, introductory grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

Medicine Wheel Productions Inc.

One-year, introductory grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

Merck Family Fund

Merck Family Fund’s one-year grant supported the production of independent reports intended to inform state governmental agencies about the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, including technical, adoption, and expansion issues.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

National Center for Family Philanthropy

One-year grant for annual membership.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

PRIME Coalition

PRIME Coalition invests capital in companies that combat climate change. PRIME’s one-year grant supported its ability to create a charitable pool of capital to invest in companies that have an impact on global greenhouse gas emissions reduction.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

Pace Women's Justice Center

Pace Women's Justice Center’s one-year grant supported the Center's Legal Assistance to Victims of Domestic Violence program which provides comprehensive legal services to low-income domestic violence victims. This included an opportunity to leverage our funding through a matching grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

Philanthropy Massachusetts

One-year grant for annual membership.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

Phoenix Charter Academy Foundation

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

Pioneer Institute Inc.

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

Resilient Coders

Resilient Coders’ three-year grant supports increasing revenue and serving more young people.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

The Possible Project

One-year, introductory grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

Urban Farming Institute of Boston (UFIB)

One-year, introductory grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

Waypoint (Formerly Child and Family Services)

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2017

YouthConnect

One-year grant that supported placing a Social Worker at the Boston Police Department's Domestic Violence Unit.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2016

Boston Climate Action Network

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2016

Carroll Center for the Blind Inc.

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2016

Ceres, Inc.

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2016

College Bound Dorchester Inc.

College Bound Dorchester’s three-year grant supported piloting and refining the “Boston Uncornered” model. It also supported hiring staff and developing internal systems to build a foundation for sustainability. This included opportunities to leverage our funding through matching grants.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2016

Conservation Law Foundation, Inc.

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2016

Crossroads For Kids

Crossroads for Kids’ five-year grant supports their campaign to transform its campus, build capacity to improve programs, pilot new initiatives, and maximize their programmatic impact.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2016

Doc Wayne Youth Services

One-year, introductory grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2016

Exponent Philanthropy

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2016

Food for Free

One-year, introductory grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2016

HEET

One-year, introductory grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2016

Merck Family Fund

Merck Family Fund’s one-year grant supported the production of independent reports intended to inform state governmental agencies about the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, including technical, adoption, and expansion issues.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2016

Philanthropy Massachusetts

One-year grant for annual membership.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2016

Pioneer Institute Inc.

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2016

Resilient Coders

One-year, introductory grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2016

Silver Lining Mentoring

Silver Lining Mentoring’s three-year grant supported hiring a Major Gifts Officer for its development team to increase revenue and therefore serve more young people.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2016

UTEC

One-year, introductory grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2016

Waypoint (Formerly Child and Family Services)

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2016

YouthConnect

One-year grant that supported placing a Social Worker at the Boston Police Department's Domestic Violence Unit.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2015

Adolescent Consultation Services

One-year grant that supported court-involved children and families

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2015

Catie's Closet, Inc.

One-year, introductory grant.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2015

Exponent Philanthropy

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2015

InnerCity Weightlifting

InnerCity Weightlifting's two-year grant supported building staff capacity at the Kendall Square location.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2015

More Than Words

More than Words’ three-year grant focused on creating a sustainable revenue stream by increasing government funding and developing new earned income strategies.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2015

Mystic River Watershed Association

Mystic River Watershed Association’s three-year grant supported expansion of The Mystic Greenways Initiative and helped increase the group’s fundraising efforts.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2015

Social Innovation Forum

Social Innovation Forum’s three-year grant supported the expansion of development and program staff.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2015

The Food Project

The Food Project’s three-year grant that supported increasing fundraising capacity.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2015

Waypoint (Formerly Child and Family Services)

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2015

Youth Enrichment Services

One-year grant focused on expanding development capacity.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2015

YouthConnect

One-year grant that supported placing a Social Worker at the Boston Police Department's Domestic Violence Unit.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2014

C2C (Care 2 Communities)

C2C's three-year grant focused on expanding fundraising and communications capacity.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2014

Crossroads For Kids

One-year grant that supported for the Rodman Rides for Kids.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2014

Exponent Philanthropy

One-year grant to support general operating.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2014

InnerCity Weightlifting

InnerCity Weightlifting's three-year capacity building grant helped launch and support the Kendall Square location. This included three matching grants to increase donors.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2014

Manomet

Manomet’s four-year grant helped reinvent the organization’s development and communications staff and functions.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2014

Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport’s three-year grant focused on expanding the capacity of the museum's education program.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2014

Social Innovation Forum

Social Innovation Forum’s three-year grant supported the Impact Investing Track.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2014

Wildlands Trust

Wildlands Trusts' four-year grant supported building communications, public programming and fundraising operations.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
2014

YW Boston

YW Boston’s one-year grant supported Lead Boston and InIt programs.

Capacity Building Grant
General Operating Grant
Introductory Grant
Sustainability
Impact
Discretionary
Youth
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