Deadline for the 2020 Bruce J Anderson Foundation funding opportunities

Don’t miss the Bruce J Anderson Foundation funding opportunity in the New Year! The foundation has helped many local organizations and initiatives annually like Cape Ann Reads.

They are low key modest with credit but impact many. The Bruce J Anderson generous recommendations from 2019– for just the Cape Ann region– bolstered support across four areas of focus. Chances are every one of us has benefited, or knows someone that has benefited, from this largesse: Arts (Gloucester Education Foundation $8,400; Rockport Music $8,000; Gloucester Stage Company $5,000; and Cape Ann Art Haven $7,500) Environmental Protection recommended for funding (Clean River Project $11,000; Backyard Growers $12,000; Ipswich River Watershed Association $10,000; Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center $6,000; Cape Ann Farmers Market $2,500) Historic Preservation recommended for funding (Cape Ann Museum $7,000; St. Peter’s Fiesta $2,500; Gloucester Writers Center $5,000; Mental Health recommended for funding (Pathways for Children $7,500; Action Inc. $5,000)

Don’t miss the information session and deadline to apply for 2020. Good luck!

Here’s the News from the Boston Foundation outreach for the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation:

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

We are pleased to announce the 2020 Request for Proposals for the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation, a supporting organization of the Boston Foundation.  The Bruce J. Anderson Foundation has been making grants on Cape Ann and in the Nashoba Valley for over 30 years.  Please review the guidelines carefully and note that the application deadline is Friday, February 14, 2020. Grant announcements will be made in mid-June.

This year we will be hosting an informational webinar session on Wednesday, January 15th. Those interested in attending can join us to hear about the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation’s grantmaking priorities, and the process for applying for funding.  Please note that this webinar is not mandatory and attendance will not affect how your application is reviewed. If you would like to participate in the webinar, please accept the attached calendar invitation.

This year all applications will be submitted online.

Please find the 2020 application and a back catalogue of prior grants made from the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation here.

We hope you will consider taking advantage of this Bruce J. Anderson Foundation funding opportunity.  Questions regarding program eligibility can be directed to the attention of Loren Van Allen at or 617-338-1621.


The Bruce J. Anderson Team
Ritika Kumar
Senior Donor Relations Associate
The Boston Foundation
75 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116
Direct Line: 617-338-4294

2 thoughts on “Deadline for the 2020 Bruce J Anderson Foundation funding opportunities

  1. Thanks for recognizing the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation. Bruce was my brother. He loved Gloucester, where he spent most of the summers of his life and where he lived and worked at the time of his death many years ago. His six siblings — three sisters, my two brothers, and I — have been fortunate to be able to keep his generous spirit alive through the modest but steady efforts of the foundation created in his name. We have been gratified to be able to support the worthy organizations you name, as well as many others on Cape Ann. We are always glad to hear from new community-minded groups. So please take advantage of the January 15 webinar offered by the capable, helpful folks at The Boston Foundation, who administer the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation.

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