Mission Statement

The Lincoln & Therese Filene Foundation makes grants to tax-exempt organizations and institutions primarily in Massachusetts with some consideration given to other New England-based programs.

In keeping with its founders' interests, the Foundation's major goals are:

  • to enable those who are disadvantaged in various ways to help themselves and others,
  • to reduce social conflicts and create harmonious communities,
  • to encourage informed civic participation on local, state and regional levels, and
  • to promote participation in the performing arts.

To achieve these goals, the Foundation awards grants to educational institutions, public television, and other non-profit, tax-exempt organizations whose proposals are specific and achievable, and whose successes can be replicated by other organizations. 

Areas of Giving

The Foundation awards grants in the following general areas:

Awards are granted generally in the $5,000 - $10,000 range.

For additional information contact:
Alane Harrington Wallis, Charitable Foundations Manager 

Lincoln & Therese Filene Foundation, Inc.
World Trade Center West
155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210-2604


Telephone: (617) 439-2498