Current Requests for Proposals

The Henry H. Crapo Foundation Fund is accepting proposals through September 30th. Please inquire to Holly Stickles, Grants Associate, for more detail.


The Hawthorn Medical Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation is soliciting grant proposals from organizations that serve women’s needs and issues. The three specific program areas for this year are Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment;  Economic Self Sufficiency; and Victims of Domestic Violence. Proposals are due on September 1.

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Applications are now available to help qualified Marion residents with their 2017-2018 property taxes through the Marion Community Fund of the Community Foundation. All applications must be received in the Community Foundation’s offices by 5 pm on Monday, October 2, 2016, and decisions will be made by December 15. Applications are available at the Town Hall in Marion, the Council on Aging, and the Community Foundation, 30 Cornell Street, New Bedford, MA  02740. Download the application

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Other Grant Opportunities

The Boston-based Social Innovation Forum is seeking programs and organizations that provide opportunities for people in New Bedford to obtain skills and resources that allow them to further their education and widen employment options, leading to improved economic outcomes. They are particularly interested in organizations providing education, training, mentoring, and general support to K-12 students (in school or out of school) to help advance educational achievement. Nonprofit organizations providing adult education services are also welcome to apply. Partnering with the SIF offers a robust array of resources including funding, consulting and other assistance that can elevate the important work your organization or an organization you know does. Read the Social Innovator Accelerator Applicant Guide

Click the links below for grant opportunities from the Mass. Nonprofit Network:

Blue Cross Massachusetts' Catalyst Fund provides one-time non-renewable grants up to $5,000 for a twelve-month period to help community-based health care organizations strengthen their capacity to expand access to health care in Massachusetts.

Citizens Bank awards grants for nonprofit financial literacy programs that teach good financial practices. 

The Barr Foundation is seeking proposals for innovative public high schools and programs across New England that are designed to support students who are not on track to graduate or connect to post-secondary success.