The Cummings Foundation in Woburn, Massachusetts, has launched its new Cummings $25 Million Grant Program and is accepting Letters of Inquiry.
Through the initiative, one hundred nonprofits based in and primarily serving Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties in Massachusetts will be awarded grants of $100,000 each, (mostly) payable over two to five years. Another forty nonprofits will receive ten-year grants ranging from $200,000 to $500,000 each. The decade-long funding is available only to nonprofits that have previously received a $100,000 grant from the foundation, whereas the $100,000 awards are open to both new and prior grant-winners.
Letters of Inquiry will be accepted through September 4. Following a comprehensive ten-month process involving about seventy volunteers and four different review stages, all hundred and forty grant-winners will be announced in May 2021.
For additional information, including eligibility requirements, an application timeline, and an FAQ, see the Cummings Foundation website.