The Clowes Fund, a family foundation, seeks to enhance the common good by encouraging organizations and projects that help to build a just and equitable society, create opportunities for initiative, foster creativity and the growth of knowledge, and promote appreciation of the natural environment.
We pursue these goals by awarding grants in three areas: arts, education, and social services. We also recognize the special value of efforts that create links among these areas. The Fund has a special interest in supporting projects that strengthen the communities in which Clowes family members and the foundation’s directors live and work.
Competitive Grant Guidelines for 2013-2014
Only previous Clowes Fund grantees will be considered for funding in 2014.
The Fund ordinarily approaches the proposal process in two phases: preliminary and final. However, this year the Fund will not accept preliminary proposals, which are required of first-time applicants.
Final proposals are due February 1st. We anticipate welcoming preliminary proposals again in the fall of 2014 for funding consideration in 2015.
The United Teen Equality Center (UTEC), located in Lowell, Massachusetts, was founded in response to a youth movement to establish a teen center that would help address gang violence in the community.
UTEC’s mission and promise is to ignite and nurture the ambition of Lowell's most disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success.
UTEC’s nationally-recognized "theory of change" model and programs help UTEC's youth achieve educational attainment, financial health, decreased criminal involvement, and increased civic engagement.
Learn more about United Teen Equality Center (UTEC).