Your Proposal for a Community Grant
The proposal must be to fund a specific, one-time need or idea which will improve education in underserved communities in Boston, Providence, Hartford, New York, Washington, D.C., Orange County or London (UK).
THE BROWN RUDNICK CHARITABLE FOUNDATION CORP. COMMUNITY GRANTS
c/o The Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest
One Financial Center, Boston, MA 02111
The Community Grant Program proceeds from the premise that those working on the front lines of the educational system have unique insight into small but significant needs or innovations that are often overlooked and which, when addressed, make a truly positive difference to the community served.
The purposes of the Community Grant Program are to simultaneously (1) encourage those involved broadly with the Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest to actively think about the educational needs in the communities of Boston, Providence, Hartford, New York, Washington, D.C., Orange County and London (UK); (2) recognize, encourage and collaborate with the front-line educators who often do not have a voice in funding decisions; and (3) provide funding to assist with small, concrete projects or needs which will improve education in underserved communities, within a year of the grant award. (Grants are geographically limited to proposals that benefit educational programs in Boston, Providence, Hartford, New York, Washington, D.C., Orange County and London (UK). Applications seeking funds for use outside of the boundaries of these cities will not be considered.)
The Foundation considers Community Grant applications on a monthly rolling basis.
Grant Applications. A grant application which meets the following criteria must be submitted to the Foundation. This may be accomplished by using the electronic form below. Letters of support only may be sent to The Center for the Public Interest.
- Applicant. The applicant must be a "front line educational worker" who is involved in the education field or a related field in one of the communities eligible for Foundation grants (Boston, Providence, Hartford, New York, Washington, D.C., Orange County and London). (Applicants who have control over approving the organization's budget are not eligible.)
- Recipient. The proposed recipient must be a non-profit organization or tax-exempt organization (e.g. a public school) that is willing to accept the grant and use it in the required manner.
- Purpose. The proposed use of the grant must be to fully fund a specific, one-time, and future education-related need or idea which will improve education in an underserved community, within one year of the grant award, in one of the cities eligible for Foundation grants. These cities are in Boston, Providence, Hartford, New York, Washington, D.C., Orange County and London (UK). Applications seeking funds for use outside of the boundaries of these cities will not be considered.
- Support. The applicant may, if they wish, provide a letter of support by those knowledgeable about the potential recipient, especially those who are connected with the Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest and/or those who are involved (or plan to be involved) with the grant recipient's endeavors.
- Limitations. Applications shall not be considered or eligible, where the purpose is to pay for sponsorship of a fundraising event.
The delivery of grant funds shall be conditioned upon the recipient's willingness, indicated in written form, to accept the grant, use it for the required time and report to the Foundation on the grant's success.