Massachusetts Grants for Nonprofits
Grants for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations working in Massachusetts
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Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Bell's Brewery Sponsorships and Donations
Sponsored events and donations play a key role within our Bell’s philosophy. Through these events, we are able to not only give back to the communities we sell our beer in, but also get to have a great time with our fans! We are always looking for new opportunities and welcome your suggestions and applications. Please keep in mind that while we would love to be able to participate in everything, we sometimes must respectfully decline.
We do have a few guidelines we follow for all sponsorships and donations, please read through them below before proceeding to our application.
- Requests must be submitted at least 8 weeks prior to the event start date or the date the donation is needed. Any events submitted with less than 8 weeks’ notice will automatically be declined. We want to give every event we are involved in the best chance for success, which means we need time to plan. While 8 weeks is our minimum time requirement, additional time is always appreciated, especially for larger events.
- We do very little traditional advertising, instead we focus our efforts on sponsorships. When we partner with an event or an organization, we like to be involved! That said, if your proposal only involves a logo placement, we will politely decline in favor of events that offer us a chance to interact with our fans.
- We’re an eccentric bunch here at Bell’s and love to be involved with events that reflect your community’s eccentricities, uniqueness and inclusivity.
- We are always happy to consider requests for donations of Bell’s swag for homebrew competitions, fundraisers and events! That said, due to Michigan state law, we are not legally allowed to donate beer to events in any state. We’re sorry, but we legally cannot make any exceptions.
Brooks And Joan Fortune Family
The Brooks and Joan Fortune Foundation (BJFF) primarily provides funds to support education, art, and outreach programs and projects.
Originally incorporated in Indiana, the foundation has had a major impact throughout the country. Recently, it has granted funds to organizations in Florida, New York, Indiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Colorado.
Our application and grant process is on-going and welcome you to apply for a grant with the Brooks and Joan Fortune Family Foundation. Funding requests between $1,000 and $10,000 will receive greater consideration.
Citizens Financial Group
NOTE: Citizens Philanthropic Foundation Grant can be found here.
Citizens supports opportunities where our funding can have a significant and measurable community impact.
Citizens focuses on two specific funding areas, supporting programs that:
- Teach Money Management by supporting financial literacy programs that provide individuals and businesses with the tools needed to be fiscally healthy.
- Strengthen Communities through economic development, job training and small business development.
We focus our funding on projects that serve diverse, underserved populations and neighborhoods and demonstrate strong results. We look to partner with established 501(c)(3) organizations with programs that strongly align with one or more of the above funding priorities.
Citizens considers sponsorships from a wide range of organizations and encourages creativity and innovation to develop partnerships that benefit both community organizations and the bank. Citizens seeks sponsorships that create valuable, unique and memorable experiences for its customers, colleagues and communities.
CSX is proud to support people and organizations that in turn honor those who serve our communities. We offer monetary and in-kind resources to nonprofit organizations advocating for the betterment of our nation’s military members or community first responders, and have additional resources available to support other community efforts.
In Kind Donations
Intermodal Transportation Services
Intermodal transportation services provide applicable organizations with intermodal equipment and rail service throughout the CSX rail network, and afford these organizations an opportunity to reduce or eliminate their transportation spending.
Ideally, intermodal moves work best when freight is moving 500 miles or more. However, the in-kind moves program requires only that freight have an origin and destination within a combined 250 miles’ distance to a CSX intermodal facility.
CSX’s door-to-door product is an ideal solution for the in-kind moves program, as our trained team will pick up your freight at its origin and transport it to a terminal to be placed on an intermodal train. Then, we will pick up your freight at the destination terminal and deliver it directly to its endpoint. The door-to-door network provides service across the Eastern United States with its large nationwide network and trucking capability.
CSX will also work with you to determine the type of equipment that is an ideal fit to transport your freight. CSX has a large fleet of rail-owned containers, as well as an expansive network of channel partners that can provide equipment to fit your needs.
Railroad Equipment and Materials
CSX occasionally donates materials, supplies and used railroad equipment based on availability. The online in-kind application can be used to request the donation of railroad-related items, including retired rail cars when available. Please note that rail, rail ties and spikes are not available for donation or purchase. Applicants will be contacted if the requested item becomes available within 90 days of their online submittal. At that time, arrangements will be made to transfer possession of the requested item. All applicants will be asked to re-submit their application at a later date if the requested item does not become available within the 90-day period.
Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation
NOTE: While the Foundation gives no explicit geographic restrictions, and grants have been made in other states, historical giving has been concentrated in New York and Massachusetts.
The Foundation will support a broad spectrum of causes which support the environment, alternative health care and the arts. The Foundation is particularly interested in funding educational projects which bring an awareness of the environment, alternative health care and the arts to those who are underserved, particularly to young people.
Although the primary focus of the Foundation is as set forth above, the Foundation has the flexibility to contribute to such other causes as the Trustees determine.
Wild Geese Foundation
NOTE: Applications by new grantees are will not be accepted in the Fall 2023 cycle.
Wild Geese Foundation works in an intersectional manner to defend human rights, promote food justice and sovereignty, and to uplift youth. We acknowledge a society in which marginalized humans do not thrive is unsustainable.
Nationally, we support five issue areas: Reproductive justice, LGBTQ equality, youth, climate justice and organizing in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities. Additionally, in the state of Massachusetts, we support food justice and expanding access to affordable and healthy food.
We focus our support on organizations with Black, Indigenous and People of Color leadership with the understanding that centuries of white supremacy and violence must be overcome. Our climate justice grants support restoring our planet to health so all life can be nurtured. Our support for reproductive freedom for all people is unequivocal.
We believe, as Mary Oliver said, “You do not have to walk on your knees” to access resources needed for the work to be done.
- We support the LGBTQ community to create a safe space for all from cradle to grave
- We support projects that uplift youth and young people knowing that a society in which youth cannot thrive is unsustainable and unlivable.
- We support women’s right to reproductive freedom and self-determination.
The Gladys Brooks Foundation
The Gladys Brooks Foundation was created under the will of Gladys Brooks Thayer of New York.
Its purpose is to provide for the intellectual, moral and physical welfare of the people of this country by establishing and supporting non-profit libraries, educational institutions, hospitals and clinics.
Scope of Grants Considered
The Foundation will consider major grant applications for innovative projects in the fields of libraries, education, hospitals and clinics.
Grants for Libraries
Grant applications will be considered generally for resource Endowments (print, film, electronic database, speakers/workshops) capital construction and innovative equipment. Projects fostering broader public access to global information sources utilizing collaborative efforts, pioneering technologies and equipment are encouraged.
Grants for Educational Institutions
Grant applications from universities, colleges and secondary schools will be considered generally for:
- educational endowments to fund scholarships based solely on educational achievements, leadership and academic ability of the student;
- endowments to support fellowships and teaching chairs for educators who confine their activities primarily to classroom instruction in the liberal arts, mathematics and the sciences during the academic year;
- erection or endowment of buildings, wings or additions thereto of buildings, and equipment for educational purposes;
- capital equipment for educational purposes.
Grants for Hospitals & Clinics
Grant proposals from hospitals and clinics where the proposal addresses a new health need, an improvement in the quality of health care or reduced health costs with better patient outcomes will be considered generally for:
- endowments for programs;
- erection or endowment of buildings, wings of or additions to buildings;
- capital equipment.
The ACT on Health Equity: Community Solutions Challenge is advancing health equity through the support of community-based non-profit programming that prioritize the social, cultural, and linguistic needs of historically excluded and disenfranchised populations.
The ACT on Health Equity: Community Solutions Challenge will provide up to $1 million in funding to new and existing programs. Organizations may apply for $25,000.
Community-based programs must cover one of the two following areas:
Community Health & Wellbeing
Improve conditions that affect community health and wellbeing including but not limited to housing, environmental and neighborhood safety, nutrition, and access to care.
Next Generation STEM Education
Increase access to education and career readiness in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Programs that address health disparities among historically excluded and disenfranchised populations and prioritize their social, cultural, and linguistic needs.
Nonprofit organizations across the US and US territories are invited to apply for funding to support programs focused within one or more communities
George A. Ramlose Foundation, Inc.
George A. Ramlose Foundation
The George A. Ramlose Foundation, Inc. was founded by the late George A. Ramlose of Hingham, MA in 1956. Mr. Ramlose was in the food handling business and was instrumental in developing and selling conveyor belt systems for super market checkouts. He founded this foundation as a way of giving back to the community and enriching lives. In the beginning years of the foundation Mr. Ramlose and various business associates served on the board. After his death his daughter, Dorothy Fisher, now deceased, and her husband were active on the board. Two long-time board members were Ernest F. Boyce of Georgia and A. Leavitt Taylor of Massachusetts. Their respective sons Peter F. Boyce and David L. Taylor and their wives are continuing the work started by George A. Ramlose and sustained by their fathers.
What We Fund
We generally fund smaller qualified organizations where grants will be used for equipment or special projects.
Most grants tend to be in the $2,000 - $6,000 range.
The Ramlose Foundation looks for well thought out proposals that will have a meaningful and lasting effect. The best applications are specific and concise. We recommend giving a detailed breakdown of your proposal's budget and utilizing a short example or story to show how this funding would benefit your organization's mission.
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