Nonprofit Organizations and Public Entities

New England Foundation for the Arts

NEFA invests in artists and communities and fosters equitable access to the arts, enriching the cultural landscape in New England and the nation.

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Nathan Cummings Foundation

The Nathan Cummings Foundation‘s funding focus areas include racial and economic justice; inclusive clean economy; corporate & political accountability; and voice, creativity, and culture. The application process begins with a letter of inquiry.

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Mass Humanities Bridge Street Sponsorships

Mass Humanities Bridge Street Sponsorships support history organizations across the state. Through the generosity of donors, Mass Humanities will sponsor up to 3 free, public online programs by historical societies, centers, museums, or historic sites, at $500 per-program.

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Mass Cultural Council

Stay informed about all of Mass Cultural Council‘s offerings using Agency Dates, a complete list of key dates and deadlines for grant opportunities, convenings, and events. This page is updated frequently, so check back often.

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Mabel Louise Riley Foundation

The Mabel Louise Riley Foundation‘s funding priorities include education, human services, neighborhood revitalization, arts access programs for underserved communities, support for foster care children and those aging out of the system, vocational education and job training, and affordable housing and shelter for vulnerable families. One-year grants normally fall in the range of $50,000 to $100,000.

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Life Comes From It

Life Comes From It awards grants ranging from $2,500 to $25,000 to support grassroots movement-building in restorative justice, transformative justice, and indigenous peacemaking, with work rooted in lived experience and relationships.

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Liberty Mutual Foundation

The Liberty Mutual Foundation‘s focus areas include education and human services. Their funding priorities are children and teenagers, with funding categories including capital, programs, and general operating.

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Learning for Justice

Learning for Justice‘s Educator Grants support projects that promote affirming school climates and educate youth to thrive in a diverse democracy. Grants will fund school-level, classroom-level and district-level projects, and range from $500-$10,000.

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Kresge Foundation

Local “place-based opportunity ecosystems” – comprising mutually reinforcing public and nonprofit organizations working across systems – hold enormous promise in advancing social and economic mobility in particular cities. The Kresge Foundation seeks to promote collaborations across sectors and integrating service delivery, community engagement and economic development at local levels.

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Klarman Foundation

Klarman Foundation grants support the purchase, rental or repair of instruments used for music education programs reaching low-income Massachusetts youth during the school day or out-of-school time.

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