The Grimes King Foundation currently distributes funding to a diverse group of nonprofit organizations and community groups serving our target population through the following three funds:
The General Fund
Since 1970, the Board annually distributes grants to Boston based agencies serving low-income, elderly African American/Black women. We are honored to work alongside our funding partners, such as the Boston Women’s Fund, which enabled us in 2021 & 2022 to fund female-led organizations providing access to medical, housing, food and/or other survival services.
Walter R. Jennings, Jr. Emergency Fund
Was founded in April 2020, by the Board as an emergency fund to address Covid-19 urgent needs. Organizations funded purchased the protective equipment needed to continue providing life-saving food, in-home care and other survival services.
The Laura B. Morris Micro-Grants
Created in April 2022, by the Board of Directors, this fund provides critical support for community -based, grassroots and small nonprofits. We prioritize groups led by and relying on volunteers who help to reduce the suffering of impoverished and oftentimes isolated Black female elders.
OUR FUNDING IMPACT
Data as of December 2022