The Foundation is a private foundation established by Jack Satter during his lifetime. Mr. Satter died in 2014, and today the Jack Satter Foundation continues his commitment to helping the elderly, particularly Jewish seniors, and emotionally or physically challenged youth.
The Jack Satter Foundation makes single and multi-year grants for programs in the broad areas of Health Care, Education, the Elderly and the Disabled. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant requests, letters of inquiry, or proposals at this time.
The Jack Satter Foundation funds high-impact programs that primarily serve Massachusetts communities.
The Foundation's grants range in size from $25,000 to $1 million, depending on the program's size, duration, and/or complexity.
The Jack Satter Foundation looks for organizations that:
Funding is not available for:
The Jack Satter Foundation accepts applications by invitation-only. Trustees will conduct independent research on nonprofit organizations working in their fields of interest and invite select organizations to submit a request for funding. Though the Foundation knows many excellent organizations and worthwhile programs active in their region, they are able to consider only a small number of grant awards each year.
Organizations receiving an invitation from the Jack Satter Foundation will be instructed to submit a brief letter of intent (LOI). Trustees will review the LOI and decide if they would like to invite a full proposal.
Trustees of the Jack Satter Foundation may schedule a site visit with potential grantees to get to know the organization, the leadership and, where appropriate, to learn more about possible funding needs.
In 2019, the Trustees adopted the following grant cycle schedule:
*If the deadline for LOIs or Proposals fall on a weekend or holiday, they can be submitted the following Monday.