Jack Satter Foundation

Overview

The Foundation is a private foundation established by Jack Satter during his lifetime. Mr. Satter died in 2014, and today the Jack Satter Foundation continues his commitment to helping the elderly, particularly Jewish seniors, and emotionally or physically challenged youth.

The Jack Satter Foundation makes single and multi-year grants for programs in the broad areas of Health Care, Education, the Elderly and the Disabled. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant requests, letters of inquiry, or proposals at this time.

Geography

The Jack Satter Foundation funds high-impact programs that primarily serve Massachusetts communities.

Size of Grants

The Foundation's grants range in size from $25,000 to $1 million, depending on the program's size, duration, and/or complexity. 

Eligibility

The Jack Satter Foundation looks for organizations that:

  • Align their programs with their mission, goals, and financial resources
  • Have a stable governance structure
  • Emphasize accountability, results, service quality and program excellence
  • Are sustainable and have a strong financial foundation

Funding is not available for:

  • Political organizations or campaigns
  • Fundraising activities
  • Unrestricted endowments, deficit reduction, or general operating expenses
  • Individuals

Application Process

The Jack Satter Foundation accepts applications by invitation-only. Trustees will conduct independent research on nonprofit organizations working in their fields of interest and invite select organizations to submit a request for funding. Though the Foundation knows many excellent organizations and worthwhile programs active in their region, they are able to consider only a small number of grant awards each year. 

Organizations receiving an invitation from the Jack Satter Foundation will be instructed to complete a proposal form that will be provided at the time of the invitation. Applicants will be asked to provide the Foundation with a brief overview of the organization, including its financial condition and key contact information. A full proposal will also include a detailed description of the project, a project budget, other funding sources and a summary of the expected impact the proposed project will have on the issue or population it addresses.

Trustees of the Jack Satter Foundation may schedule a site visit with potential grantees to get to know the organization, the leadership and, where appropriate, to learn more about possible funding needs. Some site visits will be scheduled after the proposal has been received.

Timetable

Funding decisions are made throughout the year. There are no deadlines unless stipulated in the invitation letter.

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