BOSTON (February 15, 2019) – The Boston Women’s Fund, a progressive nonprofit supporting community-based organizations and grassroots initiatives run by women, girls, and gender nonconforming people will award $50,000 to Boston area organizations as part of its 2019 Spring Grant Cycle.

Each grant, ranging from $8,000 and $12,000, will be awarded to five to seven organizations and is to cover the period from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. The deadline to submit grant proposals is Friday, March 15, 2019, at 5 p.m. EST. Applications are available for download at

An online information session on the grant cycle and the application process will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. All those interested can RSVP to secure a spot in the webinar by visiting. The webinar is free and open to the public.

The Allocations Committee of the Boston Women’s Fund, which determines the grantee recipients, is reflective of the diverse communities served and BWF’s commitment to democratize philanthropy. Anyone interested in joining this committee can apply by visiting

“The Boston Women’s Fund believes change begins at the grassroots level,” says Claudia Thompson, Chair of the Board of Directors. “Our grant program supports start-ups and ongoing grassroots efforts supporting women, organize in their communities for racial, social, political and economic equity.”

Since 1985, the Boston Women’s Fund has awarded over $6.4 million to more than 338 organizations with a plan to help amplify the voices of women and girls who work tirelessly for political, racial, social and economic equity.

As the first women’s foundation in Massachusetts, the Boston Women’s Fund, which is entering its 35 year, has three primary goals: Promoting intersectional grant-making to democratize philanthropy and strengthen organizations led by women and girls; create spaces to harness and amplify the power and voices of women and girls; and develop and support intersectional leadership that delivers transformative change.

“We believe that a feminism that is intersectional is vital to achieving equity,” says Janet Santos, Executive Director. “By prioritizing funding to women at the grassroots level, we help empower organizations that work with women of color, low-income women, immigrants and refugees, LBTQIA+ community, women with disabilities, elder women, and girls who are often excluded from full participation in our society.”