Relationship Grants

Since 2001, the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation has awarded annual Relationship Grants to tax-exempt organizations for programs designed to improve education in underserved communities. These annual grants seek to form relationships that provide not just financial support, but also deeper connections through pro bono legal representation and/or volunteerism. Grantees are selected annually based upon a rigorous review of grant applications. These grants have helped to launch, sustain and grow scores of successful programs and organizations over the years.


The 2020-21 Foundation Relationship Grant cycle is closed to new applicants. Please contact us if you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive future Relationship Grant announcements.

Relationship Grant Recipients

Lifebeat

LONDON, UK

http://www.lifebeat.co.uk/

Fifth-year grant recipient provides transformational learning experiences for teenagers. The grant will provide this by supporting group mentoring and summer camps.

Thompson Island Outward Bound

BOSTON, MA

http://www.thompsonisland.org/

Long-time grant recipient will use grant to support Connections education program for Boston public school students.

Arts & Business Council Of Greater Boston / Vla

BOSTON, MA

http://www.artsandbusinesscouncil.org/

Long-time grant recipient will use grant to continue Brown Rudnick Holiday Art Contest & Teen Art Law program in Boston public schools and to continue the Corporate Art Lending Program where public-school student art is loaned to businesses.

East Boston High School

BOSTON, MA

http://ebhsjets.net/

Five-time grant recipient will use grant to increase scientific literacy at East Boston High School through curriculum enhancements and inter-school programing.

College Bound Dorchester

BOSTON, MA

http://collegebounddorchester.org/

Long-time grantee will use grant to support Maritime Apprentice Program (serving older, high-risk population through work & education program). Program previously operated by Hull Lifesaving Museum.

Mousetrap

LONDON, UK

http://www.mousetrap.org.uk/

Four-time grant recipient will use funds for educating and connecting disadvantaged youth to and through the arts.

The Mark Twain House & Museum

HARTFORD, CT

http://www.marktwainhouse.org/

Long-time grantee will use grant to continue summer reading and writing program at the museum for 10th graders as part of Capital Prep’s six-week summer academy.

University Of California, Irvine

ORANGE COUNTY, CA

http://www.law.uci.edu/about/public-service/public-interest/community-programs/saturday-academy.html

Four-time grantee will use funds to support a portion of the Saturday Academy of Law, a program offered to disadvantaged, high-achieving 9th grade students from Santa Ana, CA school district.

The New York City Urban Debate League

NEW YORK, NY

http://www.nycudl.org/

Long-time grantee will use grant to support award-winning debate program expansion of staff.

United States Capitol Historical Society

WASHINGTON, D.C.

http://www.uschs.org/

Long-time grant recipient will use funds to support We, the People Constitutional program educating D.C. public school students through historical tours and classroom lessons, underscored by the Constitutional Challenge essay contest the Foundation created through this relationship.

Century High School

SANTA ANA, CA

http://www.sausd.us/century

Three-time grantee will use grant funds to support college visits for economically disadvantaged children. Grant will also support college placement test preparations.

Hartford Public Library

HARTFORD, CT

http://www.hplct.org/

Three-time Relationship Grantee will use grant to support the Leap Into Learning Child Care Program, which provides early literacy training and resources to home daycare centers.

Generation Citizen

NEW YORK, NY

https://generationcitizen.org/

New, first-time grantee will use funds to promote civic education in public schools.

Horizons For Homeless Children

BOSTON, MA

http://horizonschildren.org/

New, first-time grantee will use funds to support reading programs for homeless children.

Lifebeat

LONDON, UK

http://www.lifebeat.co.uk/

Fifth-year grant recipient provides transformational learning experiences for teenagers. The grant will provide this by supporting group mentoring and summer camps.

Thompson Island Outward Bound

BOSTON, MA

http://www.thompsonisland.org/

Long-time grant recipient will use grant to support Connections education program for Boston public school students.

Arts & Business Council Of Greater Boston / Vla

BOSTON, MA

http://www.artsandbusinesscouncil.org/

Long-time grant recipient will use grant to continue Brown Rudnick Holiday Art Contest & Teen Art Law program in Boston public schools and to continue the Corporate Art Lending Program where public-school student art is loaned to businesses.

East Boston High School

BOSTON, MA

http://ebhsjets.net/

Five-time grant recipient will use grant to increase scientific literacy at East Boston High School through curriculum enhancements and inter-school programing.

College Bound Dorchester

BOSTON, MA

http://collegebounddorchester.org/

Long-time grantee will use grant to support Maritime Apprentice Program (serving older, high-risk population through work & education program). Program previously operated by Hull Lifesaving Museum.

Mousetrap

LONDON, UK

http://www.mousetrap.org.uk/

Four-time grant recipient will use funds for educating and connecting disadvantaged youth to and through the arts.

The Mark Twain House & Museum

HARTFORD, CT

http://www.marktwainhouse.org/

Long-time grantee will use grant to continue summer reading and writing program at the museum for 10th graders as part of Capital Prep’s six-week summer academy.

University Of California, Irvine

ORANGE COUNTY, CA

http://www.law.uci.edu/about/public-service/public-interest/community-programs/saturday-academy.html

Four-time grantee will use funds to support a portion of the Saturday Academy of Law, a program offered to disadvantaged, high-achieving 9th grade students from Santa Ana, CA school district.

The New York City Urban Debate League

NEW YORK, NY

http://www.nycudl.org/

Long-time grantee will use grant to support award-winning debate program expansion of staff.

United States Capitol Historical Society

WASHINGTON, D.C.

http://www.uschs.org/

Long-time grant recipient will use funds to support We, the People Constitutional program educating D.C. public school students through historical tours and classroom lessons, underscored by the Constitutional Challenge essay contest the Foundation created through this relationship.

Century High School

SANTA ANA, CA

http://www.sausd.us/century

Three-time grantee will use grant funds to support college visits for economically disadvantaged children. Grant will also support college placement test preparations.

Hartford Public Library

HARTFORD, CT

http://www.hplct.org/

Three-time Relationship Grantee will use grant to support the Leap Into Learning Child Care Program, which provides early literacy training and resources to home daycare centers.

Generation Citizen

NEW YORK, NY

https://generationcitizen.org/

New, first-time grantee will use funds to promote civic education in public schools.

Horizons For Homeless Children

BOSTON, MA

http://horizonschildren.org/

New, first-time grantee will use funds to support reading programs for homeless children.