Guidelines for Grant Seekers

Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant from the Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund. Please read the Mission Statement carefully before submitting your proposal.

Specific Exclusions

We will not accept proposals from:

  • Individuals
  • Private Foundations
  • Organizations existing or operating outside Massachusetts
  • Organizations funded principally with tax dollars
  • Start-up organizations
  • Section 509(a)(3) supporting organizations
  • Religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Educational institutions for educational purposes

We will not fund:

  • Operating budgets
  • Programs
  • Administrative overhead
  • Annual fund drives
  • Emergencies or immediate funding requests
  • Events, performances, media, theatrical productions, publications, exhibits, conferences
  • Multi-year grant proposals
  • Advocacy or lobbying efforts
  • Scholarships / Fellowships / Endowments

Frequency of Application

If a request is not funded, grant seekers may re-apply in the second calendar year following a denial.  

If a request is funded, we will not consider subsequent requests from that organization for a minimum of three years.