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Charitable Giving for Underserved New England Non-Profits


For Small Contributions ($100 - $3,000) nonprofit organizations nationally may send unsolicited requests for contributions to the Foundation by postal mail only at any time during the year. All requests will be considered, with priority given to requests that (a) align with one or more of the FT's four priority funding areas, and (b) are received from organizations providing services in New England. Number and size of small contributions will vary annually based on availability of overall funding.

For Medium Grant Awards ($5,000 - $10,000 per year, 1-3 years) nonprofit organizations in the designated catchment area for a given calendar year must submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) by March 15th of that calendar year. All eligible LOI's will be reviewed by committee and rated on a combined merit/need basis. A subset of applicants will subsequently be invited to submit a full grant application. Number of invitations for full proposals will vary annual based on availability of overall funding.

For Large Grant Awards ($25,000 and above) no LOI's or unsolicited funding proposals will be considered. These will be will be considered by invitation only from the FT Board. Large Grants will not be awarded every calendar year. Number and frequency of Large Grant Awards will vary based on a combination of availability of overall funding and determination by the FT Board of the potential impact of such awards.

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Dante Dieso Foundation Trust
P. O. Box 760995
Melrose, MA 02176
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