Brookline for All Grants Program Guidelines

Brookline for All Grants Program


Brookline for All Grants Program Objective

As policies change at the local, state or federal levels, organizations must remain prepared to provide services and meet the needs of their constituents. Through the Brookline for All Grants Program, BCF will now be a resource for organizations seeking immediate funding to support initiatives intended to make Brookline a welcoming and inclusive community where the rights of all community members are upheld and protected.


Brookline for All Grant Definition 

Brookline for All grants are intended to help local non-profit organizations and town departments plan for and respond to challenges presented by current pressing needs and address the impact of those challenges on Brookline residents. A Brookline for All grant is in the range of $5,000-$10,000, with $10,000 being the maximum that can be requested that meets an immediate community or organizational need.


Brookline for All Grant Guidelines 

The Brookline for All Grants Program exists to respond to community and organizational needs as they arise and grants can support work that includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Identifying and raising awareness of community needs

  • Creating forums for community conversations and education

  • Advancing and protecting the rights of vulnerable community members

  • Encouraging the development of new leaders

  • Addressing issues of discrimination


Brookline for All Grant Eligibility 

Grants shall be made to or through tax-exempt organizations that meet the requirements of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code, as well as to Town departments or agencies. If an organization or project is new and not yet tax-exempt, an application may be submitted through an organization that has agreed to serve as a fiscal sponsor.

An eligible organization must be operated and organized so that it does not discriminate in the hiring of staff or provision of services on the basis of race, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability.

Organizations that are currently funded through other funding streams of the Brookline Community Foundation are eligible to apply.

Brookline for All grants will not support fundraising or capital campaigns, capital expenses, individuals, political campaigns (direct or indirect), or lobbying.


Brookline for All Deadlines 

Quality proposals are accepted on a rolling basis until the allocated funds are expended. 

We strongly recommend speaking with the Program Director before submitting a Brookline for All Grants Program application. 

For additional information and to apply, please visit our BCF's Online Grants Management System