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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
  2. Special or new recreation for Bostonians
  3. Recreational areas for children
  4. To adorn and embellish Boston's streets and public spaces
  5. Summer nature field trips for children

How to Apply

Grant eligibility requirements
  • You must be a nonprofit or community organization partnering with a fiscal agent (501c3 or the City)
  • Projects and programs must occur in Boston for the benefit of Bostonians. In the case of summer trips for children, the trips should start in Boston and serve Boston children.
  • You must have two contact people
  • You must commit to submit a post-project report documenting how the funds were expended.
  • You have not received a grant from the program within the past year. There's only one grant per organization per year.
Apply online:

The next deadline for grant applications is March 17, 2023. Grant applications are now available. 

Complete the online form


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