Northeastern Students4Giving (NS4G) is a philanthropy education program that enables students to make a positive and lasting impact in the communities where we live and learn through grant making. We make grants to community-based nonprofit organizations that address critical economic and social challenges facing the Boston neighborhoods of Mission Hill, Fenway, Roxbury, and the South End. Through our grant making and volunteer work, we further strengthen the relationship between the Northeastern University community, our grantees, and the neighborhoods they serve.
The 2015 grantmaking cycle has started! During the 2015 grant cycle, funding will be provided to an organization working in the policy and advocacy arena to support vulnerable and under-represented populations. Specifically, we seek to fund an organization working to achieve systemic change that will support the needs of groups whose voice is not always heard in the political process, including, for example, racial/ethnic minorities, women, foster youth, individuals with physical or mental disabilities or illness, veterans, LGBTQ individuals, minimum wage earners, immigrants, incarcerated individuals, and the elderly. Applicants may address the funding priority through any activity intended to effect systemic change, including lobbying, advocacy, coalition building, community organizing, voter education and registration. These populations and activities are illustrative, not exhaustive. The work may be oriented toward the state (Massachusetts) or city (Boston) level, provided that the impact is demonstrably achieved in one or more of our target communities.
To learn more about the 2015 grant application, click here.