Greater Boston Council on Alcoholism, Inc.
Applying for a grant
GBCoA accepts the Philanthrophy Massachusetts
(formerly known as Associated Grantmakers) 

Cover page

1.  Legal name of organization, address, phone number, website, email address, and Executive Director 
2.  Contact person for this request 
3.  Summary of the proposal and how it links with GBCoA's mission
4.  Proposal's target population 
5.  Total cost of of project, and amount requested
6.  Ways you will measure your program's success
7.  Period of time this grant will cover
8.  Other funding applied for
9. Is organization funded by United Way?


Proposals should be concise, not to exceed two pages. 

501 (c)(3) Determination letter (scanned)
Organization's overall budget
Audited Financials from most recent year (scanned)
List of Board of Directors

Submit your proposal and addendum to

You will be contacted by a board member

who will talk with you more about your proposal

and set up a site visit if appropriate.

Progress and final reports required!

If you receive a grant from GBCoA (grants are issued in the summer), you are required to submit a progress report on how you are using your funding, by March 31 the following year. Send to


Final reports are required to be submitted a year from when the grant check was rewarded. Reporting must be completed before GBCoA considers another grant request from your organization.

Please Note
All proposals and attachments
MUST be submitted on-line.
Grants may be submitted
in the fourth quarter of the year
for Board review.

The next deadline for funding is December 31, 2019
(funds are awarded the following summer )

For questions and grant submission:
Guidelines for evaluation
Grants will be awarded in the overall general areas of education, prevention, and research and awarded on the basis of overall excellence.

Criteria for judging grant proposals

1.  Significance

> What is the public health importance of the topic area?
> If the goals of the application are accomplished, what would be the benefit to the target population? What would be the benefit to society as a whole?

> Can the applicant accomplish the stated goals of the application?
>  Are the stated goals achieveable within the timeframe and budget allowed by GBCoA?
>  Is the connection clearly and convincingly established of the relevance of the proposal to alcoholism?

> Has GBCoA funded the organization in the past? Have timely progress reports and final reports been submitted?
>  Will GBCoA funds requested for this project make a meaningful contribution to the accomplishment of the goals of this project?