The Amelia Peabody Foundation has implemented a new, online application process. Please go here to begin.
Grants are only made to 501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations for projects and programs that are carried out in Massachusetts.
Please note that, to comply with Amelia Peabody Foundation specific requirements, the address printed on the IRS 501(c)(3) documentation for the applicant must be in Massachusetts. If the applicant's IRS 501(c)(3) address is not in Massachusetts a Fiscal Sponsor with a Massachusetts address on its 501(c)(3) must be used. Or, if an applicant is not 501(c)(3) qualified, it may use a Fiscal Sponsor which has such a Massachusetts 501(c)(3) address. See also: Requirement of Grantees
If a Fiscal Sponsor is being used, you must submit a signed Fiscal Sponsor Statement and a copy of their 501(c)(3). The Fiscal Sponsor Statement includes additional information about the requirements of being a Fiscal Sponsor.
Grants are not made directly to individuals, nor are they made for; promotional videos; endowments; independent research; seed money, advertisements, sponsorships, or fund raising events; or for lobbying or other items listed in the Grant Agreement. Program-related investments (PRIs), as defined by the IRS, are not made. You may download a typical Grant Agreement form.
As a rule an organization may apply no more than once a year, regardless of whether your earlier request has been accepted. For instance, if your organization applied at the January deadline in 2016, receiving a response in April 2016, a new application may be made for the January deadline in 2017 regardless of the funding decision of the Trustees in 2016. In this example if the Trustees decide to make a new grant before new funding would be released on an application filed in January 2017 a final report on any funds granted in response to the January 2016 grant application must be filed and approved and all contract terms and conditions completed.
If a new application is being filed before previous grant funding is fully expended, an Interim Report on the use of that grant funding to date must be included with the new application, followed by a Final Report when the funds are expended. Download our Grant Report Form for interim and final reports.
Your proposal should tell us as directly as possible about your organization, what you want to do, how you want to do it, how much you think it will cost, who is served by your project and what segment of the population is principally served by your project.
The Foundation staff does not provide preliminary advice on a proposal, indicate preliminary interest in a proposal, opine on the appropriateness of a proposal, offer advice on which of several proposals to choose, nor opine on the dollar amount appropriate for a given proposal. Letters of interest should not be sent. Other than a call to the Foundation's Wellesley office with procedural questions regarding the filing process itself, your first contact with the Foundation should be the completed grant application.
Please do not include additional background information such as letters of support, lengthy program and facility descriptions, extensive organizational histories, publicity materials, newspaper clippings, brochures, flyers, and organizational videos, etc. If we need additional materials in order to fairly process your proposal we will ask you for them.
Please note that the Proposal Form contains all instructions regarding hard copies and email attachments, formats and addresses. Be advised that there are four filing deadlines. See the Application Deadlines page for updated information.