Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation: Grants for Conservation

OVERVIEW: The Virginia Wellington Cabot supports a variety conservation organizations around the country.

IP TAKE: This funder seeks organizations supported by other sources. Cabot does not want to be the sole financial supporter of any project.

PROFILE: Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation was founded in 1992. The foundation broadly focuses on awarding grants to organizations working for the “[b]enefit of mankind.” Grantmaking programs include culture and humanities, education and youth, conservation and environment, and health and human services.

Cabot does not offer detailed explanations as to the types of conservation organizations it supports. Its annual reports indicate an interest in land and freshwater conservation. Past grantees in this regard include Nature and Culture International, which received funding for its work protecting and conserving endangered ecosystems and cultures in Latin America; and the Conservation Lands Foundation, which received funding for its Youth Engagement Program. To learn more about Cabot grantees examine its past recipients listing.

Grant amounts vary and range from $2,500 and going up from there to over $40,000; however, most grants tend to stay in the $5,000 to $25,000 range.

Cabot does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding. Organizations invited to apply for a grant must have the obtained support from a Cabot family member before the application is officially accepted.

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