Community Giving Large Capital Grant

From The Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation

The Foundation's mission is to effect permanent positive change in the lives of individuals and families across Greater Boston, especially in economically disadvantaged communities. They invest in organizations that improve human health, raise educational attainment, increase economic security, and meet community needs.

Type of Support


We occasionally support transformative capital projects from nonprofits that are well-led, can point to significant accomplishments, and have a mission that is clearly aligned with ours. Our intention is not to provide general support for larger, multi-million dollar capital campaigns, but rather to catalyze discrete, identifiable projects that meet a specific need and will result in a game-changing physical asset for an organization.

The Foundation prefers to fund in the priority areas of cultural vitality, economic mobility, education, health, human services, and youth development.


Organization's Location
Program Location
USA, with preference for MA (Greater Boston Area - roughly defined as within Route 128, Eastern Massachusetts Gateway Cities of Brockton, Chelsea, Fall River, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, New Bedford)
Organization Type
Fiscally-sponsored organizations

Potential applicants must contact us before submitting a LOI to determine whether your organization and proposed project are eligible for consideration.


Endowments or private foundations
Religious organizations where the grant is used for sectarian purposes
Political campaigns
Projects that have already started or been completed (i.e. seeking retroactive funding)
250k – 3M


Step 1: Letter of Inquiry
Application deadline
Step 2: Full proposal (invite only)
Required Attachments
Letter of Inquiry (LOI)
Contact info
Amy Hampe