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Community Empowerment Small Grant Fund

Our fund allows community-based organizations serving the Black male community in Boston to apply for up to $25,000 in grants.

The seven focus areas for small grants will be:

  1. Mentoring and Out of School Time
  2. Youth and Young Adult Pathways
  3. Housing Mobility
  4. Economic Inclusion and Wealth Building
  5. Workforce Training and Development
  6. Fatherhood Engagement
  7. Mental Health and Wellness

Apply Now!

Grant funds will be awarded to Boston non profit organizations providing proven or promising programs to bring their work to scale or deepen their impact serving Black men and boys throughout the City of Boston. All applicants are required to create a vendor ID with the City of Boston. Please see the instructions below for details.

How to apply

Grant Eligibility Requirements:
  • Recipients must be a nonprofit or community-based organization partnering with a fiscal agent (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit). No grants can be awarded to individuals or for-profit businesses.
  • Projects must occur in Boston for the benefit of Black men and boys in the city.
  • You must have two points of contact.
  • Your group must commit to tracking certain metrics and submitting a post-project report.
  • Attend a capacity-building seminar.

You must be a vendor to apply. The application deadline is May 15, 2023.

How to create a Vendor ID

If you don't already have a City of Boston vendor ID, you must register as a vendor.

Review this document with directions on using the Supplier Portal to:

  • create a new vendor account or user ID, and
  • make updates to an existing vendor account.

If you are using a fiscal sponsor, we also require that your fiscal sponsor is registered as a vendor.

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