Esmond Harmsworth 1997 Charitable Foundation: Grants for LGBTQ

OVERVIEW: The Esmond Harmsworth 1997 Charitable Foundation supports a range of LGBTQ organizations.

IP TAKE: This funder typically awards general operating support grants rather than project-specific grants. Unfortunately, it prefers to fly under the radar and maintains no public presence.

PROFILE: Founded in 1998 in Boston, Massachusetts, the Esmond Harmsworth Foundation maintains a low public profile, does not operate a website, and does not employ a formal staff. Tax filings indicate that grantmaking priorities include education, AIDS research, LGBT causes, and social services.

According to its tax filings, Harmsworth grants can range anywhere from $5,000 to $100,000. Most grants, however, range from $5,000 to $20,000. Past LGBTQ grantees include Youth Pride, Lambda Legal, and Family Equality Council. While the foundation does not impose geographic restrictions to its grantmaking, the majority of its grants appear to go to support nonprofit organizations located in or near the East Coast of the United States such as New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.

The Harmsworth Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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Esmond Harmsworth 1997 Foundation

545 Boylston Street, Suite 1100

Boston, Massachusetts 02116

(617) 236-4148