Boston Grants

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. Examples include:

Bridge Over Troubled Waters – helps high-risk, runaway and homeless youth achieve a healthy and productive adulthood, supplementing basic survival services with housing, educational and career services

East End House – the Social-Emotional Health Intervention (SHIP), in collaboration with Harvard’s PEAR program, addresses the mental health needs of Cambridge at-risk youth

Fenway Health — the Borum Health Center provides behavioral health services to young LGBTQ adults ages 12–29 who need a health center that really gets them

RAW Art Works — RAW’s clinical art therapists and professional artists build meaningful relationships with kids in Lynn, helping them see a broader palette of life choices

Rediscovery — the Youth Harbors program helps high school students in Malden and Everett who are homeless and without family to find safe housing and provides a wrap-around of services

Roca — intervenes with justice system-involved men 17-24 who are at risk of reincarceration and gives them the skills and support they need to stay out of prison and get jobs

Samaritans — the Youth Crisis textline provides support for teens and young adults in crisis via text messaging with its suicide prevention volunteers

Zumix – inspires East Boston youth to explore music and the arts as a means of self-expression