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Boston Bruins Foundation- Grants

Since inception, the Boston Bruins Foundation has supported hundreds of community-based programs and initiatives that demonstrate a commitment to children and families across New England. We organize our grant funding priorities into defined program areas, with each area having specific guidelines that align with the Bruins Foundation's goals. Current funding areas include health and wellness, education and athletics.

 

The 2018 grant cycle is now closed and no further applications will be accepted. Details on the next grant cycle will be available in September.

 


FAQs

Who can apply for a grant from the Boston Bruins Foundation?

The Bruins Foundation allows submissions from 501©3 tax-exempt organizations seeking support for programs with a focus on health and wellness, education or athletics.

Who should not apply for a grant from the Boston Bruins Foundation?

The Bruins Foundation does not accept applications connected with religious or political entities, individual sports teams or leagues. All applicants must be a 501©3 tax-exempt organization. In addition, organizations cannot request funding to cover administrative costs, salaries, volunteer training or any other non-program related expense.

How do I apply for funding?

All applicants must submit their funding request via our online submission portal. Requests must be received in accordance with deadlines for the program area in which you wish to apply. Applications or requests not submitted through the online portal will not be considered for funding. The Bruins Foundation staff will review each submission during a monthly review session and notify applicants accordingly.

Does the Bruins Foundation provide sponsorships funds for events?

No, we do not provide funding for events or sponsorships of any kind.

Can my organization submit more than one application?

An organization cannot submit more than one grant request during a calendar year.

Requirements:

All groups seeking grant funding from the Boston Bruins Foundation must meet the following criteria:

  • Organization must be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization
  • Organization must be focused on improving the lives of children in New England
  • Organization must not be connected with religious or political entities
  • Grants are not awarded to individual sports teams or leagues
  • Priority will be given to applicants seeking funds for specific programs as compared to general funding or capital building campaigns
  • Grants cannot support salary or administrative costs
  • Grant application form, completely filled out
  • An IRS letter confirming your organization's 501(c)(3) status
  • A list of your Board of Directors
  • A copy of a Board-approved budget
  • Your most recent financial statements
  • Your most recent IRS Form 990