Current Requests for Proposals

The Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the fifth annual MacGregor Fiske Novice Journalist Award. Mary McCann Fiske, widow of late MacGregor Fiske, established the $1,000 award in his memory to recognize a journalist who is relatively new to the field to encourage him or her to perservere in the profession, and to honor the contributions of journalists to sustaining an informed society. MacGregor Fiske was a lifelong newspaperman in New England. Applications are due on April 1. Download the application.


We are also accepting applications for grants from the Huidekoper Fund, created by a generous bequest of Peter G. and Mary B. Huidekoper. Grant requests of up to $4,000.00 will be awarded to local organizations seeking funding for programs focused on athletic activity and fitness for youth. Applications are due by 5 pm on March 31. Read the RFP.


Other Grant Opportunities

Environmental Grants are available from Patagonia, which supports small, grassroots, activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect our environment. Applications for grant of $2,500 to $15,000 are due April 30.

Creativity Connects grants, National Endowment for the Arts: Creativity Connects is an initiative that shows how the arts contribute to the nation’s creative ecosystem, investigates how support systems for the arts are changing, explores how the arts can connect with other sectors that want and utilize creativity, and invests in innovative projects to spark new, collaborative ideas. Applications for grants ranging from $20,000 to $100,000 are due May 4.


Click the links below for other 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.