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Black Male Advancement Small Grant Fund

Our fund allows community-based organizations serving the Black male community in Boston to apply for between $2,500 to $7,500 in grants.

The three focus areas for mini-grants will be:

  1. financial literacy and entrepreneurship
  2. youth development and mentoring, and
  3. civic organizing.

We will select applicants based on a rubric. 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 has passed.

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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