Babson Foundation: Competitive Grants Program

Paul and Edith Babson Foundation

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Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $12,000

Next deadline: Feb 21, 2020

Later deadlines: Sep 15, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University

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

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

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



The Paul and Edith Babson Foundation supports entrepreneurship and economic development, youth development opportunities, and improvements to the urban environment to enhance quality of life throughout Greater Boston.

Program Areas

The Paul and Edith Babson Foundation’s Competitive Grant Program focuses on three program areas:

  • Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
    • Programs focused on providing opportunities for youth and community entrepreneurship education, community economic development, job training for youth, and urban youth business and enterprise initiatives.
  • Culture, Education and Leadership Development
    • Programs focused on education and leadership development opportunities for young people. Programs may involve team sports, art, dance, music, and theater.
  • Environment and Community Building
    • Programs focused on community building through urban community gardens and urban greenspace initiatives.

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


  • Geographic Focus:  Greater Boston as defined by Route 128. Communities bordering Route 128 will be included.
  • Types of Support:  Unrestricted, special programs, occasional capital support.


  • The following types of requests will not be considered:
    • Summer camps 
    • Support for specific individuals
    • Scholarships
    • Films/videos
    • Conferences
    • Fundraising or donor cultivation