The Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation Grant

From Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation

The Filene Foundation is a private family foundation. The Foundation focuses on four specific program areas, including civic education, human development and self sufficiency, music education and performing arts, public education and broadcasting.

Grant uses


The Foundation's major goals are:

  • to enable those who are disadvantaged to help themselves and others
  • to reduce social conflicts and create harmonious communities
  • to encourage informed civic participation on local, state and regional levels
  • to promote participation in the performing arts.

The Foundation focuses on four specific program areas, including:

  • Civic Education
    • organizations that reinforce the values and responsibilities, as well as the privileges and opportunities, of American citizenship for natural-born and immigrant populations
    • programs to encourage, engage, and inform citizens including programs that educate others
  • Human Development and Self Sufficiency
    • including, but not limited to, services for domestic violence and human-trafficking survivors, homelessness prevention, job training and programs that enable youth to overcome obstacles to positive growth
  • Music Education and Performing Arts
    • initiatives that support Therese Filene’s lifelong effort to offer musical instruction and experiences to those who could otherwise not afford them
  • Public Education and Broadcasting
    • organizations that create, distribute, or facilitate distribution of educational content to the general public in underserved communities


Organization's Location
Program Location
MA with strong preference for MA (Greater Boston area)
Organization Type


Organizations without Section 501 (c)(3) status
Lobbying, religious or political groups
Capital campaigns or general operating costs
10k – 20k


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