The Clipper Ship Foundation is temporarily suspending its grantmaking to conduct a strategic assessment of its priority areas and process. No new applications will be accepted after November 4th, 2016. Applications already submitted for the November 2016 deadline are in review and decisions will be communicated in early February 2017.

We expect grantmaking to recommence, likely with some changes in focus and process, in the second half of 2017. Please check this page for updates, and feel free to contact foundation staff by phone or email with any questions.

Please note: The Foundation is moving. Effective May 1st, please direct all correspondence to 2 Liberty Square, Suite 500 Boston, MA 02109


The Clipper Ship Foundation was founded in 1979 by David Parmely Weatherhead.  The Foundation makes grants to federally tax-qualified nonprofit organizations offering human services to individuals living in Greater Boston (cities and towns lying on or within Route 128) and the cities of Lawrence and Brockton. Grants are also made in response to emergency disaster situations, worldwide.  For more information, please review our Guidelines page.