New England
Funding Priorities

The Clowes Fund supports organizations and programs that focus primarily on socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals. In New England, funding is concentrated in four geographic regions, including parts of Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. When reviewing Preliminary Proposals, we are more likely to consider grant support in areas outside of Greater Boston that are largely populated by immigrants, refugees and asylees, and in rural areas that lack other resources and where we have some basis of local knowledge through previous grants or resident board members. For more information about eligibility and the application process, please follow the tabs and read the guidelines in entirety. Priorities vary in each state. 

  • MASSACHUSETTS (MA)

    Geographic Priorities

    The Fund supports social services, education and arts education interests, described below, in certain areas of Massachusetts with significant populations of immigrants, refugees and asylees. Priority will be given to applications serving Suffolk, Middlesex, Essex and Worcester counties.

    Funding Priorities

    • Immigrants, Refugees and Asylees – We are interested in supporting efforts to address the economic, linguistic, legal and psychological hurdles that foreign‐born individuals and their children face during integration into American society and its economy. Note: In Boston, the Fund supports English as a new language (ENL) programs primarily through English for New Bostonians.
    • Workforce Development – We are interested in ensuring that all individuals have access to both jobs skills training and the support services necessary to enable them to participate fully in the economic life of their communities. In addition, we are interested in supporting efforts that prevent students (ages 15 to 25) from dropping out of school and assist in the re‐entry of dropouts or their pursuit of an alternate course to economic self-sufficiency. Note: In Boston, the Fund supports workforce development primarily through SkillWorks.
    • Education – We support primary and secondary education, including initiatives that emphasize classroom instruction. Note: In Boston, the Fund primarily supports education through EdVestors.
    • Arts Education – We support arts education programs that foster critical thinking skills and creativity.
  • VERMONT (VT)

    Geographic Priorities

    The Fund supports arts education interests, described below, in Vermont; priority consideration will be given to requests serving Windham County.

    Funding Priorities

    • Arts Education – We support arts education programs that foster critical thinking skills and creativity.
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE (NH)

    Geographic Priorities

    The Fund supports two social services interests, described below, in certain areas of New Hampshire with growing populations of immigrants, refugees and asylees. Priority will be given to applications serving Grafton, Sullivan and Cheshire counties.

    Funding Priorities

    • Immigrants, Refugees and Asylees – We are interested in supporting efforts to address the economic, linguistic, legal and psychological hurdles that foreign‐born individuals and their children face during integration into American society and its economy.
    • Workforce Development – We are interested in ensuring that all individuals have access to both jobs skills training and the support services necessary to enable them to participate fully in the economic life of their communities. In addition, we are interested in supporting efforts that prevent students (ages 15 to 25) from dropping out of school and assist in the re‐entry of dropouts or their pursuit of an alternate course to economic self-sufficiency.
  • MAINE (ME)

    Geographic Priorities

    The Fund supports social services and education interests, described below, in southern and mid‐coast Maine, namely Cumberland, Androscoggin, Knox and Lincoln counties.

    Funding Priorities

    • Immigrants, Refugees and Asylees – We are interested in supporting efforts to address the economic, linguistic, legal and psychological hurdles that foreign‐born individuals and their children face during integration into American society and its economy.
    • Workforce Development – We are interested in ensuring that all individuals have access to both jobs skills training and the support services necessary to enable them to participate fully in the economic life of their communities. In addition, we are interested in supporting efforts that prevent students (ages 15 to 25) from dropping out of school and assist in the re‐entry of dropouts or their pursuit of an alternate course to economic self-sufficiency.
    • Education – We support primary and secondary education, including initiatives that emphasize classroom instruction.

New England Funding Priorities - Interests by Areas

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