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The Lenny Zakim Fund 2019 Grant Application

Thank you for your Interest in The Lenny Zakim Fund. Established in 1995 by Lenny Zakim to reflect his work and ideals, The Lenny Zakim Fund provides resources that enable and empower under-resourced people and communities to effectively address social and economic injustice.

The Lenny Zakim Fund supports grassroots, social justice nonprofits in Eastern Massachusetts. Please read more about the types of organzations we fund by reviewing our grant guidelines

We are particularly interested in supporting organizations in the following mission areas: 

  • Child and Youth Development and Education
  • Access to Food, Housing, and Economic Opportunity
  • Health Promotion and Accessibility for All
  • Organizing and Support for Immigrants and Refugees  
  • Violence Prevention, Criminal Justice Reform and Family Outreach
  • LGBTQ Community Support and Organizing
  • Civil and Human Rights Advocacy and Support 


Grant Timeline

  • May 15, 2018        LZF Application is Released
  • May 24, 2018        1st Grant Cycle Informational Call at 1:00 pm
  • June 7, 2018         2nd Grant Cycle Informational Call at 3:00 pm
  • June 13, 2018       3rd Grant Cycle Informational Call at 8:00 am
  • July 11, 2018        4th Grant Cycle Information Call at 5:30 pm
  • July 16, 2018        Grants are due at 5:00 pm
  • Early September Board review and invitations for site visits, meetings and calls go out
  • September – December Site visits, phone calls & meetings
  • 1st week in January         Notification of final grant selection
  • 1st week in February        Award Ceremony
To register for the informational sessions, please do so by visiting our website.