Grant Application Guidelines

Applications for support are accepted from non-profit institutions throughout the year and reviewed bi-monthly. Trustees meet in February, April, June, August, October and December.

Qualified Applicants

The Fuller Foundation makes grants to institutions in Worcester and Boylston, Massachusetts. No grants are made to individuals or to endowments.

The Fuller Foundation’s primary focus is no longer making large multi-year capital grants.


Organizations should send a letter of inquiry or make a telephone inquiry. If your inquiry meets with a positive response, please follow the guidelines below in preparing your proposal package.

Grant Requests

The signature of the Chief Executive Officer of the proposing institution is required on the grant request. Applications should be made in a reasonably brief narrative form with an appropriate budget. The request should indicate how the proposing institution would document the successful use of the grant funds and indicate how this money will benefit the institution.

Please provide the following:

  • Organizational budget information
  • Evidence of tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • The most recent annual report, including audited financial report
  • A list of the members of your governing board

Financial Information Form

Organizations with less than $20M in annual expenses are required to complete this financial information form and submit it along with the grant request:

Adobe PDF format or Microsoft Word format (Print and fill out)

Proposal Submission

Please submit proposals in English only. Other information about the institution is welcome but not essential.

Please submit a single copy of your proposal at least two weeks before a Trustee meeting to

    Mark W. Fuller, Chairman
    The George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation
    PO Box 757
    81C Shrewsbury Street
    Boylston, MA 01505

Grant Decisions

Grant decisions are communicated within a few days of a Trustee meeting.