The Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation:
Growing Projects in Arts Education and General Education
Playworks Massachusetts
Generations Incorporated
Waltham Fields Community Farm

Welcome to the Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation Website.

The Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation is a small private foundation founded by Margaret Ramsey in 1999 and dedicated to the support of projects in arts education and general education.

New for the 2020-2021 Grant Cycle: We have been reaching out to our grantees and have heard that all are struggling in some way with the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not clear when things will return to normal or what that normal will even look like. Therefore the Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation will be changing our grant cycle and grant process this year. For the first time in our 20+ year history we will NOT have an open-application grant cycle beginning on October 1. Instead we will be working with our closest grantees in an invitation-only way. We hope that this is a one-time change and that we will resume an open application cycle in October 2021. Organizations interested in submitting a Letter of Inquiry for the October 2021 grant cycle should check back in summer 2021.

ATTENTION POTENTIAL GRANTEES! The next deadline for Grant Applications will be October 1, 2021. We will continue to use the ZoomGrants online application submission. The online portal should be active by August 15, 2021. Applicants who created a login and filled in organizational information previously will not need to re-enter that information. The link to the online application portal is now live on the GRANT INFORMATION page of our website. Please read the page Grant Info page and the Applying For Grants page before going to the online portal.

Trilogy Grants and Grantees:

Our Trilogy Grants are three-year grants which allow the Foundation to work more closely with Grantees to support their missions. We will be awarding four Trilogy Grants each year. More...

Grantee Name
2020: Codman Academy
2020: Indian Hill Music
2020: The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre
2020: Open Door Arts Formerly VSA Massachusetts
2019: Boston Youth Symphony
2019: The Boch Center for the Performing Arts
2019: ZUMIX
2018: Artists for Humanity
2018: Cantata Singers
2018: Dedham School of Music
2018: Handel and Haydn Society
2017: 826 Boston
2017: Project STEP
2017: Raw Art Works
2017: Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center

News & Announcements:

The Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation is pleased to announce the grant recipients for the most recent Single-Year grant cycle (October 2019 - January 2020).  Please visit Recent Grants for details about some of these grantees.

The 2019-2020 Grant Cycle by the Numbers: 44 applications were received for Single Year Grants and 3 for Scholarship Fund grants. 16 Single Year Arts Education Grants were awarded. 6 Single Year General Education grants were awarded. 3 Scholarship Fund grants were awarded. 11 Grantees are located in the City of Boston and 14 grantees are located in cities/towns outside of Boston.