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Bruce J. Anderson Foundation Grant Program – Massachusetts


The Bruce J. Anderson Foundation provides grants for programs, direct services and new initiatives in the fields of mental health (treatment, research and suicide prevention, with a particular interest in mental health services supporting LGBTQIA young people), environmental protection, historic and archival preservation, and the arts.

Donor Name: The Boston Foundation

State: Massachusetts

The Bruce J. Anderson Foundation is a family foundation, organized as a supporting organization of the Boston Foundation, established in 1980 to memorialize Bruce by his six siblings.

Focus Areas

The Bruce J. Anderson Foundation focuses its grantmaking in two geographical areas of Massachusetts:

  • Cape Ann (specifically, the communities of Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and Manchester)
  • Nashoba Valley (specifically, the communities of Harvard, Ayer, Groton, Pepperell, Shirley and Townsend.

Funding Information

Grants, which range from $2,500 to $12,000, are made for organizations and activities focused on two geographical areas: Cape Ann and Neshoba Valley.

Please note that the Board of Directors favors:

  • Programs that will serve a wide segment of the community and assist those who are not served adequately by existing resources.
  • Demonstration projects that provide practical approaches for dealing with specific problems, and
  • Programs where the Foundation’s contribution is likely to leverage additional support.

For more information, visit The Bruce J. Anderson Foundation.

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