Types of Awards
The Foundation Trust offers two types of small gifts.
1. Small gifts to support specific fundraising events or other time-sensitive contributions (e.g., sponsorship for a theater playbill) for nonprofit or municipal programs whose missions align with one or more of our priority tracks. Gifts range from $100 to $500.
Regional organizations may send requests for event-specific donations or other time-specific support at any time. All such requests should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Preference will be given to organizations located or providing services within one or more of our geographical catchment areas.
2. Small gifts to support routine operating expenses for nonprofit and municipal programs whose missions align with one or more of our priority tracks. Gifts range from $500 to $1,000.
Requests of this nature will be considered once per year during our small gifts review cycle in the Fall. Interested applicants should submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) by email. Applicants should indicate that they are requesting a small gift versus a full grant award; this will expedite the overall review and application process. While some preference will be given to organizations located within or serving one or more of our geographical catchment communities for a given year, Greater Boston organizations from other communities are eligible to apply.
- The deadline for Letters of Inquiry for 2021 Small Gifts is September 7, 2021.