New Grant Program Supports Initiatives to Make Brookline a Welcoming & Inclusive Community
As policies change at the local, state or federal levels, organizations must remain prepared to provide services and meet the needs of their constituents. Through the Brookline for All Grants Program, BCF will now be a resource for organizations seeking immediate funding to support initiatives intended to make Brookline a welcoming and inclusive community where the rights of all community members are upheld and protected.
Brookline for All grants are intended to help local non-profit organizations and town departments plan for and respond to challenges presented by current pressing needs and address the impact of those challenges on Brookline residents. A Brookline for All grant is in the range of $5,000-$10,000, with $10,000 being the maximum that can be requested that meets an immediate community or organizational need.
Grants will support work that:
- Identifies and raises awareness of community needs
- Creates forums for community conversations and education
- Advances and protects the rights of vulnerable community members
- Encourages the development of new leaders
- Addresses issues of discrimination
Grants shall be made to or through tax-exempt organizations that meet the requirements of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code, as well as to governmental bodies and agencies serving the Town. If an organization or project is new and not yet tax-exempt, an application may be submitted through an organization that has agreed to serve as a fiscal sponsor.
For more information about Brookline for All grants, please contact Jennifer Lemire, Director of Program and Grants at 617-566-4442, x104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.