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2014 Grants


Northeastern Students4Giving is pleased to announce its 2014 funding priorities.

Students will be awarding one $10,000 grant in each of the following areas to organizations working in the Boston communities of Mission Hill, Fenway, Roxbury, and the South End:

Trauma Treatment

Funding will be provided to an organization addressing the effects of trauma on individuals and communities within Boston.  This grant is intended to help individuals and communities that have experienced trauma as the result of a single event, a series of events, or a set of circumstances over an extended period of time.  Services must be informed by an understanding of the lasting and diverse effects trauma may have on clients’ physical and mental health and overall quality of life, as well as on their families and communities. Services may be directed toward any population affected by trauma, including children and youths who have been victims of or witnesses to persistent violence in their neighborhood, first responders, combat veterans, immigrants and refugees who have escaped war or conflict, and victims of abuse or assault.   We will also consider requests from organizations addressing the needs of victims and witnesses of the Boston Marathon bombing that are not addressed by the One Fund (onefundboston.org), but individuals are not eligible to apply for this grant.  These examples are illustrative, not exhaustive.

For the complete guidelines, including eligibility requirements, and a link to the application form, please click here.

Diversity and Inclusion

During the 2014 grant cycle, funding will be provided to an organization working to make Boston a welcoming and inclusive city in which diversity is recognized as a strength.  Specifically, we seek to fund an organization working to:

  • foster contact, communication, understanding, and mutual appreciation among diverse social groups to address the misperceptions that can result when they do not have the opportunity to interact; or
  • empower individuals to actively participate in all aspects of life in the city without discrimination or fear of violence or intimidation, regardless of their race, ethnicity, cultural background, religion, language, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical ability, or mental or physical health status.

Applicants may address the funding priority through their work with specific populations, such as youth, immigrants and refugees, and LGBQT individuals; within specific neighborhoods; or across the city as a whole, provided that impact is achieved in one or more of our target communities. These examples are illustrative, not exhaustive.

For the complete guidelines, including eligibility requirements, and a link to the application form, please click here.

Important Dates and Information
  • Organizations may only compete for one NS4G grant during the 2014 funding cycle.
  • Past recipients of NS4G grants are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must submit an NS4G Application and a Giving Common profile.
  • We recommend submitting your Giving Common information to the Boston Foundation by February 14, 2014, if possible.
  • Applications are due March 7, 2014.  Grant awards will be announced in early April 2014.
Complete Guidelines and Application Materials
  • For the 2014 NS4G Guidelines and Application for Trauma Treatment, please click here.
  • For the 2014 NS4G Guidelines and Application for Diversity and Inclusion, please click here.
  • To complete your submission by creating a Giving Common profile, please click here.
  • For the FAQ about our application process, please click here.

For more information about NS4G and our application process, please contact NS4G Program Director Rebecca Riccio at r.riccio@neu.edu or 617-373-4020.