The Legacy Fund for Boston

The Legacy Fund for Boston (LFB) was established in 2018 with the sole purpose of managing charitable funds for the benefit of the City of Boston and its residents. The principal activity and purposes of LFB are to receive and distribute funds to enhance and preserve the character, sense of community and space, and cultural aspects of the City of Boston, with a particular focus on historic preservation. More specifically, LFB’s efforts would result in Boston’s continued presence as a vibrant, diverse, world-class city that respects, protects, and celebrates its historic resources coincident with enlightened development and change. LFB was incorporated as a public charity in 2022 as it began to receive charitable funds. LFB will make its first grants in 2024.


The Legacy Fund for Boston is a public charity which supports the endurance of places and spaces that are meaningful to Bostonians and the historic character of the entire city of Boston.

Application Procedure

Please see current eligibility guidelines, deadlines, application information, and FAQ by clicking here.

LFB Directors hold a virtual Applicant Forum before each deadline to review the grant application process and answer applicant questions. Please see the attached PDF for date and registration details.

Carefully read the guidelines in the document linked above to determine eligibility and fit with the Fund’s priorities.

Applications must be submitted via the GoApply online portal linked below. Please review this guide on how to register. Click here for a password assistance guide. You will receive confirmation of your submission. Please direct questions related to the portal to Senior Grants Manager Rita Goldberg at

The Fund’s advisors will contact the applicant if they have questions or require further information.


The Legacy Fund for Boston’s grantmaking is managed and administered at Hemenway & Barnes LLP. Please direct any questions on the application process to:

Gioia Perugini, Director of Philanthropic Services