An internal committee of the MCCA will review grant applications and determine which programs will receive funding. Only requests from Boston-based, non-profit organizations working with at-risk youth, women or seniors, as well as programs revitalizing or improving a neighborhood and therefore improving the convention, tourist or visitor experience, will be reviewed. Requests for funding will be reviewed once a year. Applications for the current grant cycle must be received by March 21, 2012.
GRANT PROPOSAL EVALUATION CRITERIA
Proposals for grants will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Organizations must be based in Boston.
- Organizations receiving funding must be a recognized 501c3.
- Only grants that meet the two following criteria would be considered:
- At-risk youth, women and seniors
- Any program that revitalizes or improves a neighborhood and therefore improves the convention, tourist or visitor experience.
- No capital campaign funding.
- No grant shall exceed $5,000.
- No donations to political causes or political action committees.
- Organizations will be required to furnish a purpose for their request (e.g., new education program, 2012 annual event, etc.)
- Incomplete applications may not be accepted. All forms must be filled out in their entirety.
- Provide 10 copies with (one unbound reproducible copy) upon submission.
- Failure to include a current IRS determination letter indicating tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status will result in disqualification of the application.
Please submit original, completed applications directly to:
Robert O'Shea, Community Liaison
Community Partnership & Hospitality Scholarship Fund
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
(No faxes or electronic versions will be accepted.)
To download a printable copy of the 2012 General Grant Application form, please click here.
To download a printable copy of the Budget Request form, please click here.