The Babson Charitable Foundation does not make capital grants, but it does make program-specific as well as general operating support grants.
February 28 application due*
Early March trustees review applications
Late March if invited, additional information due
Late April grant recommendations made by Family Trustees
Late May grant decisions ratified by meeting of trustees
June grants awarded
*If the deadline falls on a weekend or a holiday, the deadline is the next business day. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Proposals are submitted in a Preliminary Application by using our online application form. Please review the instructions, which can be found here, thoroughly before starting your application. The online application will be available approximately two months before the deadline date. The application is accessed through the link on the second page of the Word document which you will see after you have clicked “here.” Please read the instructions very carefully. We suggest you print the instructions for reference throughout the submission process. Some applicants may be asked for additional information following the initial proposal. All applicants will be notified by mid-June of the trustees’ decisions.
You will see that you have to register your organization and create a password. Please make sure the password is known to anyone in your organization that will be using the online application process. If there are any changes to make, once you have registered, you will have to contact our grants manager. Organizations should not create a different organization profile for each application they made through the online portal.