The A.C. Ratshesky Foundation is committed to fostering economic and social justice for low- and moderate-income families residing in Boston and its surrounding communities. Within these broad interests, the Foundation has decided to focus on the fields of childcare, education and training, and arts and culture.
Special interests: Supports various education and youth initiatives including: community-based programs that improve the well-being of children and families in urban neighborhoods; adult vocational, GED and literacy programs; school enrichment; parenting skills.
: Grants are generally restricted to organizations serving Metro Boston communities within Rt. 128 in Massachusetts.
Education and training grants are made to help young people and adults learn skills, gain experience, and develop the self-confidence required to become active leaders and engaged citizens of their community. Priority will be given to programs that lead to economic self-sufficiency for immigrants, refugees, and underserved populations. Areas of interest include:
** job readiness programs for low-skilled individuals
** access to education for low-income youth
** efforts promoting the development of parenting and related skills that foster the social and academic development of young children
** after-school academic enrichment programs
** mentoring programs for youth
** GED preparation and vocational training
Proposal Deadlines: The Foundation has set application deadlines as follows:
October 1 for a January board meeting
February 1 for a May meeting
July 1 for an October board meeting
Please note that if the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, proposals are due in the office the following business day. All applications for summer programs are due on February 1 for a May meeting. All deadlines are received-by dates, not postmarked dates.