Small 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.

Grant uses

Overview

Richard & Susan Smith Family Grant backs extraordinary leaders, promote innovative approaches to pressing problems, expand access to essential services, and contribute to the vitality of Greater Boston. They invest in organizations that improve human health, raise educational attainment, increase economic security, and meet community needs.

Eligibility

Organization's Location
USA
Program Location
MA (Brockton, Chelsea, Fall River, Greater Boston area, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, New Bedford)
Organization Type
501(c)(3)
Fiscally-sponsored organizations
Organization Budget And Years
Organization's annual budget is less than 5M
Other
  • Preference is given to agencies working in lower-income communities.
  • Preference is given to agencies with operating budgets under $3 million.

Ineligibility

Individuals
Endowments or private foundations
Religious organizations, where the grant is to be used for sectarian purposes
Political campaigns
10k – 50k

Submission

You may receive awards every 24 months.
Contact info
Faouzi Talabi
Review Criteria
  • Your organization and the project address a well-defined need for a specific group of people that aligns with our mission.
  • The project, when completed, will deepen your impact or grow the number of clients you can serve.
  • The project is innovative, well-thought-out and ready to implement so it can be completed in a reasonable period of time (generally within one year).
  • Your organization has strong and creative leadership and can point to significant accomplishments.
  • It includes an explanation of any external context in your community or field that is impacting your organization or your need for this project.
  • Your organization is in a position to manage, maintain, staff or otherwise well-use the asset(s), if funded.
  • Please note: single, coherent, high-impact projects tend to compete more favorably than requests for a variety of unrelated items. Also, the requested grant must cover the entire cost of the proposed capital project.