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The Grant Process

The mission of the Boston Center for Blind Children is to award financial assistance through grants to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that provide care, treatment, and services to the blind and visually impaired population in Massachusetts.

BCBC meets annually to review proposals and disburse grant funds. Some of the things we consider in awarding grant funds are:  

  • Proposal is from a 501(c)(3) organization that provides services in MA

  • Proposal is received on time, complete, and outlines the program and plan for the funds

  • Funds requested will directly benefit the blind and visually impaired residents in MA

  • If grant funds were awarded in previous years, annual report was submitted on time

Grant Proposals to Request Funding

Deadline: April 15
  • All proposals must be submitted on the Philanthropy Massachusetts Common Proposal Form which can be found at philanthropyma.org. No other format will be accepted.

  • Annual Proposal Deadline: April 15th

 

  • The following documents must be included with the Proposal:

    • Philanthropy of MA Common Proposal Form Cover Sheet

    • Philanthropy of MA Common Proposal Form Full Proposal Narrative

    • Copy of the organization’s IRS 501(c)(3) letter

    • List of Directors

    • Latest Financial Audit or 990 tax return  

Annual Reports for Grant Recipients

Deadline: August 15

All grant recipients must submit an Annual Report by August 15th of the year following funding, detailing how the grant funds were spent. Failure to submit the annual report may impact future eligibility.

  • Grant recipients must complete the Philanthropy MA Common Report Form and Expense Report, which can be found at philantrhropyma.org. No other format will be accepted.

  • Reports must be submitted no later than August 15th of the year following funding.

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