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Welcome Applicants

Thank you for your interest in the Brookline Community Foundation (BCF).  BCF shines a spotlight on community needs, inspires philanthropy and awards strategic grants to build a more vibrant, engaged and equitable Brookline. 

To support this mission, BCF seeks grant proposals that demonstrate creative and strategic thinking,  leverage partnerships and resources and address community needs. 


BCF Grants

Diverse grant opportunities are available throughout the year.  Please visit our Online Grants Management system for details.

Grantmaking Cycle Name


Issue Date

Proposal Deadline

Decision Date

Brookline for All Grants Program

As policies change at the local, state or federal levels, organizaitons must remain prepared to provide services and meet the needs of their constituents.  Through the Brookline for All Grants Program, BCF is a resource for oganizations 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. Rolling Rolling Rolling

Spotlight Grant Program

To support activities or program work outside of an organization's normal operating expenses and meet an immediate community or organizational need. Spotlight Grants are small grants of up to $1,000. Rolling Rolling Rolling

Brookline Youth Fund

To ensure equal access to opportunities for all youth in Brookline and to support and enhance the well being of the youth and their families.  Early December Mid-January Mid-March

Fall Community Grant

To address diverse community needs, particularly BCF's strategic priorities which are: to reduce and alleviate poverty and to expand out-of-school time opportunities, particularly for middle school aged youth. June August 17th

All issue dates and proposal deadlines are subject to change, and are provided as a general timeline for BCF's grantmaking. 

Application Process

BCF accepts all grant applications through our Online Grants Management system. Among many benefits we think you’ll appreciate is your ability to control organizational contact information; to draft, save and submit online applications; and to upload documents and reports.

Please read the instructions below before beginning a grant application.

Step 1: Review Grant Guidelines

Each of the BCF’s grant cycles has its own guidelines for eligibility, application and deadlines for submission of proposals. 

Applicants are required to read the RFP guidelines before starting the application.

Step 2: Create an Account

All applicants are required to create an account. We suggest creating your account well in advance of the grant deadline to avoid any last minute issues. At the time of registration you are required to enter the following information:

  • A username that is an email address
  • Your contact information
  • Your organization’s information, including the EIN/Tax ID number (required)
  • Contact information for the organization’s Executive Officer

Step 3: Complete the Online Grant Application

Your application(s) can be saved in draft form, and when you log on again it’s easy to return to that draft, make edits, and submit the application. Each account maintains a record of the application history that you can access at any time.

Step 4: BCF Will Review Your Application

Funding decisions are made through BCF’s grant review process by the Program and Grants Committee. This process may include a site visit or follow up phone call with BCF staff or members of the Program and Grants Committee.

Step 5: Final Grant Decisions are Made

You will be notified by email if your organization received full or partial funding or in some cases, if funding has been denied.

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Click the Log On button to access the Online Grants Management system.


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Jennifer Lemire, Director of Programs and Grants
Phone: 617-566-4442

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