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Small Grants Trust Program

Our program is supported by a series of small trusts bequeathed to the City of Boston for the benefit of its residents.

We want to ensure spending from each trust reflects the original donors’ wishes. Grants range from $500 to $2,000 depending on availability of funds and demonstrated need. 

For the spring round, the Small Grants program accepted applications in five program areas. Please identify which program area applies to your request in the application form:

  1. Charitable and humane purposes (providing humanitarian aid or services)
  2. Special or new recreation for Bostonians
  3. Recreational (play or sports) areas for children
  4. To adorn and embellish (or beautify and enhance) Boston's streets and public spaces
  5. Summer outdoor (nature) enrichment trips for children

How to Apply

Grant eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible for these funds, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Must be a nonprofit (501c3), OR a community organization partnered with a nonprofit with 501c3 status that agrees to serve as the fiscal agent. This may include partnering with a City of Boston department that agrees to serve as the fiscal agent.
  2. Projects and programs must provide services in Boston for the benefit of Bostonians.
  3. Must have TWO (2) contact people.
  4. Must commit to submit a report documenting how the funds were spent in keeping with the original grant proposal after the project is complete.
  5. Has not received a grant from the Small Grants Trust Program (SGTP) within the past year. Only one SGTP grant per organization per calendar year.
Apply online:

The next deadline for grant applications is June 1, 2023. Grant applications are now available. 

Complete the online form


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