John H. and H. Naomi Tomfohrde Foundation
160 Federal Street, 15th Floor
Purpose and Overview:
The Tomfohrde Foundation may make grants "for charitable purposes or to charitable organizations, with particular focus on supporting the work of charitable institutions, organizations and agencies in the New England area and particularly in Greater Boston, which are dedicated to the cultural, social and civic betterment of the community and particularly which foster the advancement of higher education, the classic arts, scientific research in biomedicine and the improvement of community health." (From The Declaration of the Trust of the John H. and H. Naomi Tomfohrde Foundation)
The Funding Priority for 2018 will be the same as in 2017, which is as follows:
Immigrants and refugees in Massachusetts face monumental challenges including poverty, limited English language skills, low educational attainment, unemployment and often vast cultural differences.
The trustees will focus grants on organizations serving the cities listed below that provide case management, educational opportunities, English language skills, job training and career services to help immigrants and refugees to become economically self-sufficient and socially and civically engaged.
Cities: Boston, Brockton, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Framingham, Lynn, Malden, Revere, Salem, Lowell* and Lawrence*.
GRANT APPLICATION GUIDELINES:
Trustees: Michael F. O'Connell, Esq.
Maura E. Murphy, Esq.
Grants Coordinator: Susan T. Monahan,