Boston Grants Initiative

What is Boston Grants Initiative?

The Boston Grants Initiative provides grants to groups working on environmental justice, environmental health, greenspace and other environmental projects in the neighborhoods of Boston, Chelsea, Somerville and Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Fund interprets the word ‘environment’ broadly and will provide funding for a wide range of activities. Whole systems-thinking is critical to initiatives focused on making our environment better, healthier and more sustainable.

Who are eligible for the Boston Grants Initiative?

Successful applicants will have:

  • Earned credibility as a volunteer driven grassroots organization through community work which strengthens the role of local citizens in solving environmental problems or developing sound environmental policies;
  • Identified a significant community need and developed a clear plan for translating that need into action;
  • Developed a vision of the long-range impacts of their work; and
  • Demonstrated an ability to account for the expenditure of funds.

How to apply for the Boston Grants Initiative?

To apply for the Boston Grants Initiative, applicants must fill up the application form and submit it with the following attachments:

  • A list of key volunteers, board of directors or steering committee members, including email addresses
  • Financial statement for most recent completed year and budget for current year, if available
  • Selected copies of group’s newsletter, brochure, and/or press clippings, if available
    email to or mail to:
    P.O. Box 1057
    Montpelier, VT 05601

How much funding is available for the Boston Grants Initiative?

Grants range from $500 to $10,000.

Where to send applications for the Boston Grants Initiative?

Application form and attachments must be submitted as email to or by mail to:

P.O. Box 1057
Montpelier, VT 05601

For more information on the Boston Grants Initiative, contact:

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