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Due to the high volume of requests the Foundation receives in any given year and the number of grants the Foundation is able to make, applications for all grants, except Mid-Sized Capital Grants and Small Capital Grants, are by invitation only. Unsolicited applications will not be accepted.

In general, organizations looking to receive funding from the Smith Family Foundation must demonstrate:

  • strong and creative leadership;
  • a transformative program model with a track record of success;
  • evaluation capacity;
  • the potential for increased impact in Greater Boston; and
  • alignment with the Smith Family Foundation’s mission and areas of giving

All applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)3 tax-exempt status
  • Agencies (or programs within agencies) that serve people in the Greater Boston area

The following entities are ineligible for a grant from the Smith Family Foundation:

  • Individuals
  • Endowments or Private Foundations
  • Religious organizations, where the grant is to be used for sectarian purposes
  • Federal, state, or municipal agencies
  • Political campaigns