Deadline for the 2021 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. Good luck.

Bruce J Anderson Foundation 2020 grants were a who’s who of our community organizations and efforts in targeted areas of specialization: Arts (Cape Ann YMCA; Cape Ann Art Haven; GEF; Gloucester Stage Company); Environmental protection (Backyard Growers; Friends of Halibut State Park; Ocean Alliance); and Mental Health (Gloucester Writers Center; Pathways; Open Door). The family honors their brother and summer visits in Gloucester. The family foundation awarded grants to other communities and efforts, too.

Here’s the announcement from the TPI/Boston Foundation outreach for the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation:

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

We are pleased to announce the 2021 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 Monday, February 15, 2021. Grant announcements will be made in mid-June.

Applications must be submitted online. Please find the application and a list 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 Paola Villatoro at or 617-338-5898. The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI) |

TPI merged with Boston Foundation in 2012

Heidi Dallin director youth acting

photo: on grounds at Ocean Alliance HQ, one repurposed shipping container now office/teaching module/lab – (and new on its exterior- Rocky Neck Art Colony Goetemann Artist Residency- Sophy Tuttle mural) Ocean Alliance received support from Bruce J Anderson in 2020

This week at the State House: February 15th MCC handing out state’s top annual Commonwealth awards to David Tebaldi Mass Humanities, Boston Foundation Paul Grogan, others…

Gloucester won one back in 2015.

Mayor Romeo Theken and Fred Bodin at the ceremony

Congratulations to the 2017 honorees: the Acton Discovery Museums; The City of New Bedford; Keith Lockhart Boston Pops; Jose Mateo Jose Mateo Ballet Theater; Springfield Scitech High School Band; Nancy Donahue cultural philanthropy Lowell; Paul Grogan Boston Foundation; David Tebaldi Mass Humanities; Greenfield Cultural Council; the Berkshire Daily Eagle;  and the Mayor of Fitchburg.

The event is free and open to the public; details and  registration information available online20150224_152000

Read more from the MCC press release: Continue reading “This week at the State House: February 15th MCC handing out state’s top annual Commonwealth awards to David Tebaldi Mass Humanities, Boston Foundation Paul Grogan, others…”

The Gloucester Committee for the Arts announces $13,200 in new private donation!

Catherine Ryan submits-

Hi Joey

The Gloucester Committee for the Arts announces $13,200 in new private donation!

This jumbo gift enables the current conservation work on six of the Charles Allen Winter New Deal murals in City Hall to be completed without interruption. We would have still pressed on but there may have been an interruption (scaffolding down and then set back up again months later) as we continued to raise funds.  While the donors of the $13,200 contribution wish to remain anonymous, the funds were provided to the Committee through the Belinda Foundation at the Boston Foundation


Committee member Roger Armstrong, the owner of the State of the Art Gallery on Rocky Neck and the State of the Art Gallery II located downtown on Pleasant Street , secured this immediate funding gift.   Armstrong stated, “We are so very fortunate to be the beneficiaries of generous Gloucester citizens who share our appreciation for these art treasures in City Hall.”

And it’s also thanks in no small measure to the recent local media coverage –from GMG, Cape Ann Beacon and the GDT –of the current restoration of City Hall murals! The Committee is extremely grateful for this support of the conservation work and the recognition of the significance of the City’s collection of WPA-era murals.

If you would like to join the effort to care for the irreplaceable City art including these historic murals and the work of the CFTA, contributions in support of our City Art can be mailed to:

The Gloucester Fund

45 Middle Street

Gloucester, MA    01930

Be sure to put “Committee for the Arts” on the memo line of the check.