UPDATE JUNE 2013: The Linden Foundation is not accepting any new inquiries or applications.

  Type Of Funding

The Linden Foundation funds direct program support, general operating support, and occasionally very modest capital needs associated with a particular program. Existing programs, expansion of successful pilot programs, and new programs may all be considered for funding.
No grants will be made to individuals, public schools, charter schools, colleges, or universities. No grants will be made to support community organizing, political lobbying efforts, or stand-alone enrichment activities, such as tickets to artistic and musical performances. Due to limited funding, no grants will be made for computer centers or general operating support for community centers.

  Grant Size

The Linden Foundation generally makes initial grants for amounts up to $10,000. The Foundation prefers to fund partial support for a project and welcomes the opportunity to join with other philanthropic funders in underwriting an endeavor.
After satisfactory results have been demonstrated following a series of grants, selected organizations may be invited to apply for multi-year funding, with annual grants ranging in size from $15,000 - $25,000. These multi-year grants may be structured as a challenge grant to help leverage other funding sources.

  Sample of Recent Grants : updated December 2012


    Action, Inc., Gloucester, MA: Clinical Medical Assistant and Home Aide Training program, which helps the Cape Ann communities access training and new employment opportunities as the fishing industry downsizes.

    Julie's Family Learning Center, South Boston, MA: Comprehensive family support program providing adult basic education, family literacy, job readiness training, and Montessori preschool.

    More Than Words, Waltham, MA: Job training and empowerment for at-risk youth through a storefront bookstore.

    One Family, Inc., Boston, MA: One Family Scholars program, which provides higher education scholarships, career planning, leadership development, and financial literacy to formerly homeless and at-risk mothers.


    Family Connections Center, Concord, NH: Parent education programs, and parent-child internet video visits for incarcerated parents in state prison system.\.

    Family Resource Center, Gorham, NH: Home Visitation program providing family support and parenting education to disadvantaged and court-referred families 
Help for Abused Women and Their Children, Salem, MA: Mother/Child Recovery Program for families impacted by domestic violence.

    Lakes Region Community Services, Laconia, NH: Family Resource Center providing parent education programs and and parenting of children with autism.

    Parent-Child Home Program, Salem, MA: Home visitors build early literacy skills to prepare low-income children for school readiness and encourage new immigrant parents to advocate for their children's education.


    Affordable Housing, Education and Development (AHEAD), Littleton, NH: Foreclosure intervention services to keep families in their homes.

    Bridge House, Plymouth, NH: Homeless shelter with case management and educational services for families.

    Citizens for Adequate Housing, Peabody, MA: Inn Between emergency shelter and sober-living Inn Transition family shelter programs.

    The Bridge Fund of Massachusetts, Newton, MA: Financial counseling and loans to low-income families at risk of becoming homeless.

    HarborCOV, Chelsea, MA: Community Housing Initiative with supportive services for families affected by domestic violence.

    Laconia Area Community Land Trust, Laconia, NH: Transitional housing program with case management services for families.

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