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The New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund

The New Commonwealth Fund
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

The New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund provides grants to address systemic racism and racial inequality while fostering inclusion, representation, opportunity, and prosperity for Black, Latino, and Indigenous communities in Massachusetts.

Funding pillars include:

  • Health equity
  • Economic empowerment
  • Youth development
  • Policing and criminal justice reform
  • Identity and culture narrative

Grants will go to projects that are:

  • Strategic - Large scale multi-year support
  • Responsive - Smaller scale off-cycle support to address more immediate needs
  • Innovative - Special projects, funder coalitions, and collaborative projects between multiple organizations

Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations led by Black, Latino, and/or Indigenous people in Massachusetts.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award amounts are not stated. Historically, awards have been under $150,000.

Application process

A link to the online application is available on the program website.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Black or African American · Children and youth · Community and economic development · Community engagement and volunteerism · Criminal justice system · Culture and cultural competency · Health disparities · Hispanic or Latino · Minorities · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Networking and collaboration · Social determinants of health · Massachusetts

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.