Massachusetts Grants for Nonprofits
Grants for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations working in Massachusetts
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Bell’s Brewery Sponsorships and Donations
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 Foundation Grant
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 Bank Charitable Contributions
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 three specific funding areas, supporting programs that:
- Fighting Hunger and reducing food insecurity
- Supporting Financial Literacy programs that provide individuals and businesses with the tools needed to be fiscally healthy. (Most funding in this area is allocated to organizations whose missions are centered on financial literacy or that have established financial literacy programs)
- Strengthening 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 Grants
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.
Gladys Brooks Foundation Grants
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.
AstraZeneca hosts an annual open call for applications to support eligible 501(c) nonprofit organizations across the US for local and regional community-based programs. In 2022, the ACT on Health Equity: Community Solutions Challenge will provide up to $1 million in funding. Organizations may apply for up to $25,000 for each eligible program.
AstraZeneca recognizes health starts in our homes, schools and communities. The ACT on Health Equity: Community Solutions Challenge supports community-based, nonprofit organizations that are advancing health equity among underserved US communities through innovative health, wellbeing, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs at the local and regional level.
Applications must meet the following general criteria:
Program Focus: Community-based programs to improve conditions that affect health and wellbeing (ex: housing, environmental and neighborhood safety, nutrition, access to care, and/or access to education and career readiness in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math).
Communities Served: Programs that directly benefit underserved populations and prioritize their social, cultural, and linguistic needs.
Program Footprint: Nonprofit organizations across the US are invited to apply for programs benefiting one or more local communities. While not a requirement, special consideration will be provided to programs that reach AstraZeneca footprint geographies (e.g., Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, North Carolina, Texas and California).
Penn National Gaming Foundation Grants
Penn National Gaming
Giving back and pitching in. It's in our DNA.
The PENN Entertainment Foundation was launched in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to assist nearly 2,000 team members who were impacted by the storm — giving them much needed support, food, water, clothing and shelter. Today, our foundation is proud to support countless local nonprofit organizations throughout North America. From community development efforts, like rebuilding playgrounds and promoting education, to health services and support for veterans and active-duty military, we’re focused on giving back to our people and our communities.
PENN Entertainment Foundation, Inc. grants shall be used to address the broad needs of the residents of the communities in which PENN Entertainment Foundation, Inc. operates or has a business interest, which currently includes the following states: Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia.
Foundation grants shall generally fall in the following categories:
Community Development. Projects and programs related to community infrastructure improvements, public safety, economic development, housing, historic preservations, citizen involvement, civic leadership training, and other general community activities.
Education. Programs which support per-school, elementary and secondary education, post-secondary education and special education programs.
Human Services. Programs which address the needs of children and youth, senior citizens and disadvantages populations, especially in times of natural or man made disaster.
Cultural Affairs & Diversity. Programs and facilities designed to foster an understanding, appreciation and celebration of different cultures and encourage participation among individuals of different cultures and belief systems.
Health. Local health and medical-related programs.
Veteran and Military Support: Programs that provide support and services to veterans, active members of the military and their families.
LGBTQ, Youth, & Women Programs
Wild Geese Foundation
NOTE: The Wild Geese Foundation will not accept or review funding applications from first-time applicants in the grant review period with the May 1, 2023 deadline.
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.