The Trustees of the Shaw Foundation will meet several times throughout the year but unless otherwise advised, all requests for funding are due no later than February 1st and funding decisions will be made no later than May 31st.
The Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation was established in 1959. Because the foundation has limited funds, the Shaw Trustees are interested in funding initiatives that demonstrate a current awareness of important problems confronting our criminal and juvenile justice systems. The foundation is committed to making grants that can make a real difference in the way our justice system operates. Therefore, to assist prospective applicants in preparing requests for funding, we provide the following priorities for funding:Research, analysis, and journalism, that examine important criminal and juvenile justice issues and offer ways to improve the administration of justice in Massachusetts. Initiatives that demonstrate innovative approaches to the reintegration of adult and juvenile offenders leaving correctional and detention facilities. Programs that demonstrate effective inter-agency and community collaboration models for crime prevention. Initiatives that address the legal, social and rehabilitative needs of juvenile and adult offenders through advocacy, public education and training.