New Discretionary Grants Program to Provide Responsive and Timely Support for Brookline’s Most Vulnerable Community Members

 The Brookline Community Foundation has always made it a priority to support Brookline’s most vulnerable community members. To further its reach and impact in this important goal and to augment its existing grant portfolio, BCF announces a new grant program for 2017, Brookline for All. 

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 Brookline for All, 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.

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

 “Everyone has the right to feel safe, supported and that their fundamental rights are protected and upheld. This new grant program will enable BCF to respond quickly and directly to needs and concerns expressed by community leaders and residents,” said Executive Director Jenny Amory.

Grants proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis and awards will range from $5,000-$10,000.  Brookline for All grants must meet an immediate community need and are intended to help local non-profit organizations and town departments respond to changing circumstances or policies that affect Brookline.  Eligible needs are those that cannot be met by the foundation’s other strategic grant programs which include the Fall Community Grants, Brookline Youth Fund, Spotlight Grants Program, BCF Rapid Response Fund, and BCF Safety Net Fund.

For more information about Brookline for All grants, please visit our Grants page or contact Jennifer Lemire, Director of Program and Grants at 617-566-4442 x104.

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