Harold Brooks Foundation Grant

Harold Brooks Foundation

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Deadline: Apr 1, 2021 8:59pm PDT

Grant amount: US $10,000 - US $35,000

Fields of work: Education Food Access & Hunger Mental Health & Psychiatric Diseases Agriculture Nutrition & Healthy Eating Real Estate & Housing Basic Human Needs Health Care Access & Delivery Supportive Housing & Shelters Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Massachusetts: Norfolk County, Plymouth County

Location of residency: United States

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About the Foundation

Harold Brooks, of Braintree, Massachusetts, was a successful business executive and entrepreneur who manufactured and sold prefabricated structures and underground bomb shelters during the Cold War. Mr. Brooks died in 1963 and the Foundation that bears his name was established in 1984.

The Harold Brooks Foundation provides assistance to causes/organizations that help the largest possible number of residents of Massachusetts' South Shore communities, especially those that support the basic human needs of South Shore residents. The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that have the greatest impact on improving the human condition and/or that provide the neediest South Shore residents with "tools" that will help them restore their lives.

The Foundation focuses on five key areas: Education; Food, Agriculture, & Nutrition; Health; Housing & Shelter; and Mental Health.

Program Areas

The Brooks Foundation seeks to leverage its funding by supporting programs and projects that impact large numbers of residents or that positively affect the lives of the traditionally underserved within South Shore communities. As discussed in its Mission Statement, the Brooks Foundation funds in 5 primary areas:

Education. The foundation supports educational programs for all ages, including but not limited to academic access, educational enrichment, and remedial programming for children, youth, adults, and senior citizens that focus on preparing individuals to achieve while in school and beyond.

Health/Mental Health. The foundation supports programming that:

  • makes possible care or expands care in response to priority community health needs of residents of the South Shore;
  • improves access to care—especially basic services—for traditionally underserved individuals; or
  • prepares individuals to be independent and to assist themselves.

Food, Agriculture, & Nutrition/Housing & Shelter. We are committed to serving the South Shore community by supporting organizations that meet the basic needs of all individuals. Our efforts are focused on, but not limited to, shelters, food programs, and employment programs.

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


  • Grants are made to support program/project expenses
  • Multi-year (2-3 years maximum) requests are welcome. 
  • Only one request will be accepted from an organization during a twelve-month period.
  • Grants are made to organizations that serve the following South Shore residents: Abington, Braintree, Bridgewater, Brockton, Carver, Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Quincy, Randolph, Rockland, Scituate, Weymouth, and Whitman.


  • General operating support and support for endowment campaigns are not provided.

This page was last reviewed April 03, 2020 and last updated April 03, 2020