Bushrod H. Campbell and Adah F. Hall Charity Fund: Grants for Girls and Women

OVERVIEW: Campbell and Hall Charity Fund awards grants to girls and women’s organizations based in the United States. It also awards grants to reproductive health organizations working internationally.

IP TAKE: This funder awards grants to support specific projects and general operating costs.

PROFILE: Established in 1956, the Campbell and Hall Charity Fund maintains a low public profile and does not operate a website or employ a formal staff. The legal firm Hemenway & Barnes provides administrative oversight for the fund, which provides limited information regarding the fund on its website. According to tax filings, the Campbell Hall Charity Fund’s areas of interest appear to include aid to the elderly, education for underserved youth, social services for vulnerable populations, and reproductive health.

With the exception of reproductive health, the fund tends to prioritize grantmaking to nonprofit organizations and programs in the Boston, Massachusetts area.

Grant amounts typically range from $5,000 to $10,000. Girls and women’s organizations that have received support from Campbell Hall in the past include Strong Women, Strong Girls Inc., and Women’s Lunch place.

The fund accepts unsolicited grant applications and proposals. Decisions are made at the trustee’s discretion. Trustees meet four times per year in February, May, September, and November to review grant applications and make funding decisions.


  • Rita Goldberg, Grants Manager
  • Arthur Page, Trustee
  • Nancy Gardiner, Trustee
  • George Beal, Trustee