Mabel A. Horne Fund: Grants for Massachusetts

OVERVIEW: The Mabel A. Horne Fund supports education, health, and human services organizations in Massachusetts.

FUNDING AREAS: Education, health, human services

IP TAKE: Contact this local funder for general operating support needs related to basic and direct services. Grantmaking prioritizes Massachusetts.

PROFILE: Established in 1957, the Mabel A. Horne Fund is a private foundation that makes grants in Massachusetts. This foundation is managed by Bank of America’s Massachusetts office. Grantmaking funds education, health, and human services.

This funder supports a broad range of nonprofit efforts in the above areas to promote quality programming for underserved individuals. It engages in grantmaking at the local level and awards grants annually. Horne provides funding for general operating support and program support. Also, it considers funding small program-related capital expenses in conjunction with program and general operating requests.

Foundation grants are often $20,000 to $100,000 each. Learn more about this funder’s local giving by examining its Foundation Center grant history. Past local support has gone to More Than Words, Epiphany School, Rainbow Child Development Center, and New England Center for Homeless Veterans. Grants are typically for one-year periods, although the funder occasionally considers multi-year support too.

This foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. The annual application deadline is January 31, and applicants can expect to hear back with a funding decision by May 31 of the same year. Grantseekers must use the Bank of America online system to apply for a grant. Direct general questions to the staff at or 866-778-6859.


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