The George B. Henderson Foundation is dedicated solely to the enhancement of the physical appearance of the City of Boston.
To that end, grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to projects that improve the city's visual environment, including its parks, streets, buildings, monuments, and architectural and sculptural works. Each project must be visible to the public, preferably from a public way.
In 2017, preference will be given to permanent public art projects, projects focused on outdoor spaces, and historic preservation projects. Projects in neighborhoods that have not been well represented in previous funding rounds, including but not limited to East Boston, South Boston, Mission Hill, Allston/Brighton, Charlestown, Chinatown, Mattapan, and Roslindale, are also encouraged.
To be eligible, applicants, unless a municipal agency, must be an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and must submit a copy of a determination letter from the IRS. Projects must be located within the City of Boston.
See the Henderson Foundation website for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and application instructions.