Foundation Trust Announces 2020 Grant Cycle


The Foundation Trust is pleased to announce that its 2020 grant cycle is now open for nonprofits and city-run public benefit programs serving the communities of Chelsea, Everett, and Stoneham.

“In 2019, the Foundation Trust provided over $280,000 in grants and scholarships to local communities. We’re thrilled to expand our geographic reach to new Massachusetts communities in 2020 and can’t wait to see the impactful programs that are planned for the coming year,” comments Dr. Joseph Spinazzola, Executive Director of the Foundation Trust.

Foundation Trust grants and small gifts can support program infrastructure, operations, initiative seeding, program expansion or evaluation in one or more of the Foundation Trust funding tracks:

  • Overcoming trauma and adversity,
  • Empowering at-risk youth and communities,
  • Restoring dignity and quality of care for adults living with chronic conditions, and
  • Advancing inclusivity in the arts.

The Foundation Trust was established to “fill the gaps” left by larger foundations. By supporting the important ongoing work of local small to medium-sized nonprofit organizations, the Foundation Trust aims to enhance individual well-being and community development.

Interested nonprofit organizations and municipal-run programs in the communities of Chelsea, Everett, and Stoneham are invited to submit Letters of Inquiry through Thursday, March 5, 2020.

For more information, including detailed application instructions, visit