Gould Charitable Foundation

The Gould Charitable Foundation is a philanthropic trust created as a memorial to the late Robert L. Gould. Our mission is to assist organizations in improving the communities where Mr. Gould lived and worked -- the greater metropolitan areas of Boston and Kansas City, by making grants to fund projects at 501(c)(3) charitable organizations whose vision and goals are aligned with our areas of interest.

We have particular interest in funding innovative projects rather than ongoing maintenance or capital campaigns, with priority given to moderately-sized projects for which the foundation's contribution can comprise a significant portion of the project's budget. We also give priority to projects that have high leveraging potential in terms of expansion and/or replication.

We are currently most interested in funding programs in the following areas (in alphabetic order):

  • Elder services
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Health care
  • Preservation of personal rights
  • Training for the disadvantaged
  • Welfare and education of children
  • Women's issues

Charitable organizations that service the target geographic areas and match our interests are encouraged to apply for funding. Grants typically range from $5,000 to $50,000. Please refer to the section on grant guidelines for more details of our application process.

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