Top Giving Foundations: MA

The following list of top giving foundations in MA is derived from GrantDomain, The Grantsmanship Center's funding databases. All of the foundations listed have been prescreened to ensure that they have a staff, issue RFPs, or otherwise indicate an interest in receiving proposals. This also means that some foundations who give large amounts of money have been omitted because they do not meet these criteria. A maximum of forty foundations is listed for each state.

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The top giving foundations in the state of MA

Foundation Name Total Annual Giving
The Boston Foundation, Inc. $126,083,811
Genzyme Charitable Foundation, Inc. $54,452,742
Barr Foundation $49,301,037
Yawkey Foundation II $20,030,348
Flatley Foundation $16,524,306
Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Inc. $12,260,341
Highland Street Connection $12,117,467
DentaQuest Foundation $11,501,081
Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation $11,443,260
The Liberty Mutual Foundation $10,492,500
Massachusetts Service Alliance $9,974,678
Oral Health Services Foundation, Inc. $9,518,845
The George I. Alden Trust $9,500,000
The TJX Foundation, Inc. $8,989,402
Jane's Trust $8,675,061
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation $7,674,186
Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund Trust $7,351,404
John Merck Fund $7,319,500
The Schott Foundation for Public Education $7,295,200
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts $6,780,884
Amelia Peabody Foundation $6,633,691
China Medical Board, Inc. $6,411,115
New Balance Foundation $6,318,079
The Red Sox Foundation $5,963,595
The Hyams Foundation, Inc. $5,519,531
Cure Alzheimer's Fund $5,351,659
Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Inc. $5,320,132
Paul and Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation $4,894,440
The Ellison Foundation $4,800,000
Cedar Tree Foundation $4,520,107
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation $4,507,196
The Melville Charitable Trust $4,493,338
Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust $4,306,273
Essex County Community Foundation $4,148,242
Stoddard Charitable Trust $3,905,314
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation $3,888,015
Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation $3,764,316
The Henry P. Kendall Foundation $3,659,950
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation $3,472,512
J.M.R. Barker Foundation $3,445,000