August 17, 2017
 
Proposals Sought for Arts, Families/Women, Consulting Support

July 14, 2017 — Nonprofits serving western Massachusetts, the MetroWest region, southeastern Massachusetts, and the Boston area, are being invited to apply for grants related to arts and culture, family and women's issues, and pro bono consulting to support strategic planning.

Berkshire Taconic Seeking Applications for Its Summer Grants Cycle

The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, based in Sheffield, recently invited nonprofits to apply for grants related to the arts, as follows:

Grants to nonprofit organizations to purchase, exhibit, or commission work created by regional artists. Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded. Applications are due Aug. 1.

Grants for nonprofits that provide services to the residents of Adams, Cheshire or Savoy, with up to $100,000 to be awarded this year. Applications are due Sept. 15.

Grants for projects that focus on improving water quality and protecting the community’s natural resources. Applicants must be able to match the grant in cash or in-kind services. A total of $21,000 is available for grantmaking.

Applications are due Sept. 30. Details.

Foundation for MetroWest Competitive Grant Program Now Open

The Foundation for MetroWest, based in Natick, recently invited nonprofit organizations serving the 33 towns of MetroWest to apply for grants, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 that focus on arts and culture and family support.

Arts and culture grants will support, promote, and provide access to arts and cultural programming that celebrate creative expression, foster an appreciation of diversity, and preserve our area’s collective history and heritage.

Family grants address a broad spectrum of current and emerging issues, including the aging population, domestic violence, housing and transportation, mental health and special needs, and community education and outreach for newcomers.

Deadline to apply: Aug. 7. Details.

Community Consulting Teams Offering $100K Consulting Grants

Community Consulting Teams of Boston (CCT), a nonprofit organization that helps Boston area nonprofits address strategic business and management challenges on a pro bono basis, announced that it is accepting consulting grant applications worth $100,000 each.

CCT said it anticipates awarding grants with a total value or more than over $1 million. Applicants must be Boston-area 501(c)(3) nonprofits, and project proposals should relate to a key strategic challenge, such as strategic planning, expansion opportunity assessment, situation analysis, marketing strategy, and financial planning.

At a CCT event last month, David Delmar, executive director and founder of Resilient Coders, a Boston nonprofit that uses that teaches computer coding to young people from traditionally underserved communities, said, "CCT really tackled the very core of who we are, what we do, and how we do it."

Consulting projects are performed by teams of experienced MBA-alumni volunteers from major business schools.

Deadline to apply: Aug. 25. Details.

Community Foundation of SE Massachusetts Is Seeking Grant Proposals

The Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, based in New Bedford, this week announced that it is seeking grant proposals from organizations that serve women’s needs and issues.

Program areas to be funded will focus on child abuse prevention and treatment, economic self-sufficiency, and victims of domestic violence.

Grant availability results from the creation of a $500,000 endowment by Hawthorn Medical Associates at the foundation.

Grant proposals of up to $5,000 for a 12-month period are due on Sept. 1. Details.

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