The terms of the Mary W.B. Curtis Trust require funding to be made to programs devoted to training boys and young men in good citizenship. Programs which include girls and young women are eligible to apply, but the funds requested must be allocated to benefit only the boys and young men participating in the program. The geographical focus of the Trust's funding is the greater Boston area.
The Trustees will consider requests for a single year of funding. Organizations may be funded for up to three consecutive years, but are then asked to take the following year off. After a one year break, organizations are welcome to apply to the Trust again. Grant awards are typically $5,000 to $10,000. The Trustees will occasionally consider a request outside of this range.
The deadline for submitting a proposal is December 31. Proposals must be received by 5 p.m. in order to be reviewed by the Trustees. Requests will be considered by the Trustees at the annual meeting the following spring, and notice of Trustees' decisions will be sent in April.
There is no formal application to the Mary W.B. Curtis Trust or annual report to distribute. The Trustees will accept the Philanthropy Massachusetts Common Proposal Form, which may be found at http://www.philanthropyma.org/resources-tools. To apply, a proposal should including the following:
Facsimile applications will not be accepted, but applications may be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please direct all inquiries and correspondence to Grants Manager, Rita R. Goldberg, 617-557-9766 or email@example.com.