Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund Grant

Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund

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Grant amount: US $10,000 - US $100,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 1, 2021 2:00pm PST

Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, Capital Project

Location of project: Massachusetts

Location of residency: Massachusetts

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About this funder:



NOTE: The July 1, 2020 grant cycle has been cancelled in order to respond to emergency needs in the community.

The next grant cycle deadline is expected to be February 1, 2021.

Mission Statement

To continue Amelia Peabody’s philanthropy in perpetuity through grants to qualified non-profit organizations existing and operating in Massachusetts in the areas of medicine (human and animal), social welfare, visual arts, historic preservation, and land conservation. Grants are made exclusively for capital projects and capital purchases. 

Primary Considerations

Mission Specific: Miss Peabody's philanthropic legacy and interests are of paramount concern.

Geography: The Board focuses its giving in Massachusetts.

Capital: The Board favors capital projects and purchases when the need is relevant to the community served, and where a large area or number of people will benefit.

Lasting Impact: The Board favors initiatives with measurable, significant, and lasting impact.

Likelihood of Success: The Board looks for well-conceived and researched projects with specific and well defined outcomes. A logical implementation plan, with a realistic and appropriately detailed supporting budget, timeframes, multiple sources of funding for the undertaking, and the credibility of the organization are important elements in evaluating the proposal.

Proportional and Appropriated: The Board expects the dollar amount requested to be in proportion to size of the project as well as the size of the organization

Well Leveraged: The Board looks favorably on organizations that can secure funding from multiple sources. In a major capital project, the trustees expect the fundraising process to be well along before receiving a proposal. Challenge grants are sometimes considered by the Trustees to help grant seekers secure funding from other sources.

Community Support: The Board looks for evidence that the organization and its work are valued by the constituents it serves and surrounding community.

Soundness of Organization: The Board favors supporting well-managed organizations with good oversight and relatively low administration and other overhead expenses. An organization's financial statement and condition are important considerations.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • If your project and organizational purpose fit the APCF Mission Statement the trustees invite you to apply for a grant.
  • Grants are made exclusively for capital projects and capital purchases. 
  • If a request is not funded, grant seekers may re-apply in the second calendar year following a denial. 
  • If a request is funded, we will not consider subsequent requests from that organization for a minimum of three years.


  • We will not accept proposals from:
    • Individuals
    • Private Foundations
    • Organizations existing or operating outside Massachusetts
    • Organizations publicly funded and Foundations supporting them
    • Start-up organizations
    • Section 509(a)(3) supporting organizations
    • Religious organizations for religious purposes
    • Educational institutions 
    • Fiscal Agents
  • We will not fund:
    • Operating budgets
    • Programs
    • Administrative overhead
    • Annual fund drives
    • Emergencies or immediate funding requests
    • Events, performances, media, theatrical productions, publications, exhibits, conferences
    • Multi-year grant proposals
    • Advocacy or lobbying efforts
    • Scholarships / Fellowships / Endowments