Our Funding Model & Partners

The Grassroots Fund is a 501(c)3 public foundation funded by friends, family and foundations.

Please visit our donation page to learn more about how you can donate directly to Grassroots Fund.

The work of the grassroots would not be possible without the thousands of hours of time donated by hard working volunteers throughout New England. The support that we are able to give to these dedicated, innovative volunteer groups would not be possible without the generous gifts of regional foundations and funding partners throughout our history.

In addition to hundreds of individual donors and donor advised funds, we have been supported by hundreds of foundation partners since 2016. Learn more about how the Grassroots Fund seeks to align it’s investment goals and policies for restricted assets with it’s mission and commitment to environmental justice.

The following foundations and funds have supported the organization over the past few years:

  • Anna B. Stearns Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • Barr Foundation
  • Broad Reach Fund of Maine Community Foundation
  • Cedar Tree Foundation
  • Clark R Smith Family Foundation        
  • Cloud Mountain Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan
  • Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts
  • Elmina B. Sewall Foundation
  • Fidelity Charitable (includes numerous donor advised funds)
  • Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Inc.
  • Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • High Meadows Foundation
  • Horizon Foundation
  • Island Foundation, Inc.
  • Jane's Trust
  • Jane's Trust Foundation
  • Lawson Valentine Foundation
  • Living Springs Foundation
  • Morrill Family Foundation
  • New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, including the following funds
    • Griffiths-Wennrich Family Fund
    • Heron Brook Fund
    • Impax Asset Charitable Fund
    • Josephine A. Lamprey Fund
    • John F and Dorothy H McCabe Environmental Fund
    • Mark & Diana McNabb Charitable Fund
    • Tacooma Fund
    • Thomas W. Haas Fund
    • You Have Our Trust Fund
  • Normandie Foundation
  • Onion Foundation
  • Patagonia Grants Program
  • Putnam Foundation
  • Ress Family Foundation
  • Rhode Island Foundation
  • Singing Field Foundation
  • Sustainable Future Fund of Vermont Community Foundation
  • The Cabin Foundation
  • The Fine Fund
  • The Ford Foundation
  • The High Meadows Fund
  • The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, Inc.
  • The John Merck Fund
  • The Sandy River Charitable Foundation
  • The Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation 
  • The Stifler Family Foundation
  • The 1772 Foundation, Inc.
  • Threshold Foundation
  • Wilkinson Foundation