Massachusetts Grant Opportunities

The Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation

The Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation is a private family foundation established in 1970 by the late James E. Davis and his mother, the late Irene E. Davis.

Irene and her husband, George, were leaders in the support and promotion of cultural, educational, human service and religious organizations throughout Hampden County.

Having spent some of her childhood in an orphanage, Irene believed that those with resources have a responsibility to give back to their community. The foundation was established to formalize Irene's generosity.

Today, The Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation continues to provide grant opportunities to nonprofit organizations working throughout Hampden County in keeping with the family's legacy. The Foundation and the Davis family continue to partner with local and statewide organizations to better serve the communities throughout Hampden County. Their hope is for this spirit of helping others and sharing resources to continue for generations to come.

Eastern Bank Foundation

We believe that change to centuries-old social and economic hierarchies and systems of oppression can lead to greater equity in our communities when we invest, first by listening to the lived experiences of our neighbors and then by partnering on solutions. It’s this commitment to honoring and trusting our communities that guides the Eastern Bank Foundation – not only in what and why we fund, but also how.

Our work is not charity for those less fortunate, it is an investment in changing systems

New Balance Foundation

Since 1981, New Balance Foundation has invested in research, and clinical, educational and community programs that promote healthy lifestyles, children's fitness and nutrition, and overall community wellness. Our primary focus is the prevention of childhood obesity. We recognize the root causes of childhood obesity are complex, and change will be slow to take hold. That’s why New Balance Foundation is committed for the long-term. We are investing in resilient partnerships that are research-drive

George I. Alden Trust

George Alden established the George I. Alden Trust on August 24, 1912, for the general purpose of ‘the maintenance of some charitable or philanthropic enterprises’ with specific interest in ‘the promotion of education in schools, colleges, or other educational institutions.’ He had a particular interest in Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), vocational education in Worcester, and the work of YMCAs.

Given the perpetual character of the Trust and the certainty that needs and priorities change

Massachusetts Service Alliance

We expand volunteerism and service in Massachusetts by providing individuals and organizations with funding, training, and support, which enables them to strengthen communities and make our Commonwealth a better place to live.

The Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA), established in 1991, is a private, nonprofit organization. As the state commission on volunteerism and service, we generate collaboration and public-private partnerships at the local, state and federal level to grow volunteerism and service initiatives in MA. Our strong partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies allow us to mobilize funding to advance service and volunteerism through the AmeriCorps, Commonwealth Corps, and Volunteer Generation Initiatives programs.

We are attuned to the Commonwealth’s current needs, strategically harnessing service members and volunteers to respond to emerging issues affecting Massachusetts residents and developing programs that address those areas. We support organizations with varying missions improving education, housing, health, the environment, workforce development, to increase volunteerism and service in all areas of critical need.

Through our direct support, organizations strengthen their capacity and are better positioned to expand their impact in MA communities; serving more and doing more. Our year-round trainings and technical support enhance professional and personal development opportunities for our members and partners; helping to advance the impact of volunteerism across the state.

Our Commonwealth Corps program is unique in the country, allowing us to manage state funded resources to engage MA residents in direct service to strengthen communities, address critical needs, and increase volunteerism in our state. We create an important pathway for service members and volunteers to hone skills, expand their networks, earn education funding, and grow into the next generation of leaders.

We have a 28-year proven track record of bringing volunteerism and service resources to hundreds of organizations from Pittsfield to New Bedford and Springfield to Lowell. We believe in the power of volunteerism and service to improve the quality of life of all residents of the Commonwealth, and we seek to understand and address the changing needs of Massachusetts and allocate resources to the strongest effect.

TJX Foundation

Step 1:

Please review our Community Mission and Giving Guidelines listed above. Only nonprofits that align with our Community Mission and Giving Guidelines will be considered for funding.

Step 2:

If your nonprofit aligns with the Community Mission and Giving Guidelines, please complete our eligibility questionnaire.

Step 3:

If you pass the eligibility questionnaire, you will then have the opportunity to submit a Letter of Inquiry. Letters of Inquiry will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

State Street

We believe addressing ESG issues can help generate better long-term outcomes. As an asset servicer, asset manager and responsible corporation, we aim to create value for our stakeholders — our clients, employees, shareholders and the communities where we live and work.

Our ESG progress in 2021 included activities ranging from carefully managing our organization’s environmental impact; to enhancing resiliency; to bolstering inclusion, diversity and equity across our workforce and suppliers.

Liberty Mutual Group

In a year like no other, our giving helped nonprofit heroes support communities in crisis.

The COVID-19 crisis of 2020 had an outsized effect on the most vulnerable members of our communities. The pandemic exacerbated issues of homelessness, accessibility, and educational inequities in our cities and states.

When the crisis struck, we acted fast and made an impact. Through both our corporate and employee giving, we supported the community partners — our nonprofit heroes — who provided direc

The Klarman Family Foundation

At The Klarman Family Foundation, we seek to identify areas of unmet need and to advance solutions to addressing them. We believe passionately in the promise and importance of creative thinking, strategic leadership and strong organizations to help bring about change. Our intention as a Foundation is to help make measurable progress in improving the lives of others.

Founded by Beth and Seth Klarman, the Foundation is guided by the following principles and values:
• We approach our work both wit

General Electric Philanthropy

Engineers build worlds. All kinds of worlds. Worlds that haven’t even been thought of yet. That’s why we created Next Engineers for the next generation of curious minds. Next Engineers is a global college- and career- readiness program focused on increasing the diversity of young people in engineering. With programs in four cities – Cincinnati, Ohio, and Greenville, South Carolina, in the U.S., along with Johannesburg, South Africa, and Stafford, U.K. – GE is committed to providing the resources

The Barr Foundation

There are many pathways to receiving a grant from the Barr Foundation. The majority of our grants are either renewal grants or grants to organizations with which we have had a prior relationship. However, in a typical year, between 15% and 30% of the grants we make are to organizations that have not previously received a grant from the Foundation. Below we describe the different paths to a grant from Barr.

As an expression of one of our core values—to adopt a long-term perspective—we realize th

The Boston Foundation

The Boston Foundation Program Department is committed to making a profound and measurable impact in the Greater Boston community as exhibited in our grant making through the department’s five Impact Areas, the Safety Net Grants program, and other programs of our Social Justice Ecology framework. We recognize that our aspirations cannot be realized without donning a racial equity lens and valuing all lived experiences in the allocation of our time and resources. I am thrilled to work with the Bos
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