The Yawkey Foundations are currently only accepting applications from previously funded organizations.

The Yawkey Foundations have been in existence since 1977 and have developed longstanding relationships with many non-profit organizations that care for the most vulnerable populations of children and families in Boston, New England, and Georgetown County, South Carolina

Each year, the Yawkey Foundations make over 200 grants, however it is important to note that under the current guidelines over 600 organizations are eligible to apply for funding.

Even with these guidelines in place, the volume of requests received by the Yawkey Foundations each year remains very high, and funding in each category remains competitive. Past funding, although providing eligibility to apply, is no guarantee of future funding.

The Yawkey Foundations Trustees and staff carefully monitor the needs of our grantee organizations as well as the general needs of the most vulnerable populations in the communities we support. Although we would like to consider funding proposals from new organizations and new programs, we have determined that for now it is important for us to continue to focus on supporting the work of those organizations we have funded for many years.

Our Trustees revisit the funding guidelines regularly, and when any changes are made, the website will be updated accordingly.

Yawkey Foundation I primarily supports the work of the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center in Georgetown, South Carolina and other organizations whose work is consistent with organizations the Yawkeys supported in their lifetimes. Yawkey Foundation I does not accept unsolicited requests.

Yawkey Foundation II will consider grant requests from organizations that demonstrate strong leadership, have the capacity to expend grants wisely, possess a strong and consistent track record of accomplishment, and have broad community support for their programs. Please review the Application Deadline Schedule below, Funding Criteria, Application Process, Reporting Process, and Annual Grants Reports before submitting a request.

Organizations are requested to limit their request to $25,000 unless otherwise directed.

Category Application Postmark Deadline
Arts and Culture March 1
Conservation March 1
Health Care March 1
Human Services June 1
Education September 1
Youth and Amateur Athletics November 1