REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Brookline Youth Fund
The Brookline Youth Fund, which supports Brookline’s youth and youth-related
activities, is the Brookline Community Foundation’s largest endowed, donor advised
fund. The Fund was established in 1999 through the generosity of The Country Club
(TCC). In addition to the initial endowment, which was drawn from proceeds from
the 33 rd Ryder Cup, TCC continues to build the fund by sponsoring an annual
charitable golf tournament.
Goals and Funding Priorities
Grants from the Brookline Youth Fund are made to ensure equal access to
opportunities for all youth in Brookline and to support and enhance the well being
of youth and their families. The Brookline Youth Fund seeks to promote activities
that are inclusive and represent the diversity within the Brookline community, with
a focus on Brookline youth whose families earn less than the town’s median annual
income, or are underserved or considered at risk.
Examples of the types of youth-related activities that may be considered for funding
Programs that fill programmatic gaps, particularly for middle school aged
youth and youth from low-income families
Programs that develop youth leadership and/or create job and internship
Programs focusing on arts and culture, environmental education, or health
Programs that support early childhood education
Programs that help ensure the basic needs of Brookline’s youth are being met
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 governmental bodies and agencies serving the town. 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
Organizations that are currently funded through other funding streams of the
Brookline Community Foundation are eligible to apply. If you have any questions
please contact the Program Director.
Applications are due on Friday, January 19, 2019. Decisions will be made in late
BCF accepts all grant applications through our online grants management system.
Visit our Grants Page to learn more about how to use the online system, including
registering for the first time or accessing your existing account.
Please direct all questions to: