Boston Grants

Bennett Family Foundation

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Grant amount: US $2,500 - US $25,000

Next deadline: Apr 1, 2019 (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: Oct 1, 2019 (Letter of inquiry)

Applicant type: College / University Nonprofit Elementary / Secondary School

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Massachusetts: Essex County, Middlesex County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Suffolk County

Location of residency: Counties in Massachusetts: Essex County, Middlesex County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Suffolk County

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Promoting engaged and healthy communities through innovative, sustainable programs

The Bennett Family Foundation focuses its grantmaking primarily on smaller, local organizations that address specific needs of underserved populations in the communities where the family members of the Foundation live and work: Boston and Philadelphia.

Boston Grantmaking

Our grantmaking in the Greater Boston area focuses on organizations that help teens get re-connected to a supportive community, with the services and skills they need to become independent adults. Typical grants range from $2,500 to $25,000, with occasional larger and multi-year commitments. 

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


  • The Bennett Family Foundation is interested in:
    • Organizations with staff expertise in their field and a track record of proven results
    • Smaller, local organizations
    • Organizations that can demonstrate momentum towards sustainability of programs
  • Projects may be funded for more than one year but not to exceed three years.


  •  In most cases, preference will be given to small local projects over national programs.


  • Funding generally will not be provided to:
    • Individuals or non-501(c)(3) organizations
    • Educational institutions for their general operating funds or endowments
    • Religious organizations for religious purposes
    • Cities, counties or other governmental organizations
    • Organizations engaged primarily in public policy or political advocacy
    • National organizations or their local affiliates, except programs developed at the local level
    • Application to budget deficits, debt reduction, fundraising or recognition events
    • Scholarships
  • Absolutely no funding will be given to organizations which discriminate, either in hiring or in populations served, based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual preference, or physical or mental ability.
  • The Bennett Family Foundation makes its grants directly to organizations rather than through United Way or community foundations.