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Created in 1992, the Wellington Management Foundation donates money and volunteer time to more than 125 nonprofit community organizations that support youth in under-resourced communities in the North American and Asia-Pacific cities where we have offices. These organizations provide access to best-in-class educational programs and services, enhancing opportunities for future success.
In 2016, the Wellington Management UK Foundation was created to support organizations in both the UK and Europe.
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We believe education is a critical lever in creating opportunities for equitable outcomes, including social and economic mobility.
We support best-in-class programs and organizations in our communities that are improving education and educational opportunities for youth from traditionally underserved and historically marginalized communities.
We support organizations across the full educational life-cycle of a student, from early education to career readiness programs, independent and charter schools, district-wide school-based programs, and after-school and summer programs, as well as college access and persistence programs.
How the foundation works
Every year we award grants to growth orientated small to medium organizations working to close the opportunity and achievement gaps for youth in traditionally underserved communities in North America and Asia-Pacific cities where Wellington has offices.
Our major gifts initiative helps advance the mission of organizations that show meaningful and sustainable academic outcomes.
We partner with organizations for long term impact, in order to work towards systemic change. Our current partnerships include: Bottom Line, City Year, Duet, Institute for Nonprofit Practice, Social Innovation Forum, and Year Up.
Our goal is to partner with organizations that have proven curricula and strong connections with underserved local communities to aid in financial literacy education.
Our alumni are about 18 times more likely to graduate from college than students attending neighborhood public schools! We’re so grateful for Wellington Management’s support.
Our US Foundation funds programs that provide youth from traditionally under-resourced communities with access to high-quality academic programs and educational opportunities. We believe a strong academic foundation can provide a clear and positive path for the lives of young people. Accordingly, the US Foundation primarily aims to select organizations and programs that support:
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We recognize that economic privilege greatly increases educational opportunities. Therefore, we fund organizations that provide access for all youth in our communities to educational experiences that will enhance their chances for future success.
The US-based Wellington Management Foundation gives annual grants to programs that improve the educational opportunities for youth in traditionally underserved and economically challenged communities in eastern Massachusetts, the greater Philadelphia area, Chicago, the San Francisco Bay area, Toronto, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Sydney. The Grant Recommendation Committee (GRC), which engages employee volunteers to conduct a review of each new applicant and long-term grantee we fund, begins each year in September. Grants are made each December.
The US Foundation accepts a limited number of new applications for Annual Grants each year and has recently implemented a grant-making strategy that allows it to keep the pipeline open to fund new organizations and support new initiatives that seek to close opportunity and achievement gaps in the education of youth from traditionally under-resourced historically low-income communities. This plan sets an expectation for long-term support to organizations and provides more transparency to aid them in their planning for fundraising and outreach.
The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals for catalyst gifts or strategic partnerships.
If your not-for-profit organization is interested in applying for an Annual Grant, applications will open each year in May or June. Please check back at that time for more information.
For more information on the grant application process, contact:
amcIntosh@gmafoundations.com / 617-391-3082
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